Math has been very consistent and we do a math lesson every day! The students are very used to the routine by now and hopefully have shown you what we do in class through the home links that have come home as homework. We are focusing on division in Unit 6 as well as measuring angles, so we have learned how to use a half circle protractor. We will be finishing up this unit this week and will take the end of unit assessment on Wed. March 20th. We will start Unit 7 sometime in the next week or so-scheduling around MEA testing. **You will also note that your student will probably have less homework as we want them to get a good night's rest and not be too stressed from testing.
WRITING & READING:
In writing we are working on creating a four chapter book about the American Revolution. This is a cross curricular unit that ties in social studies as well as reading and writing.
Students are learning how to do critical research, then using that knowledge to write an overview chapter All About the American Revolution, a chapter on their chosen subtopic, a narrative story depicting the subtopic event--i.e. The Boston Tea Party, and finally an essay as to why this event was important to the American revolution. You may recall a paper that came home this week outlining the culminating project that your student will complete at home about their subtopic. This is due on WED. APRIL 3RD . ON THURS. APRIL 4TH- from 6-7 pm we will have a American Revolution Museum walk. You are invited to come to CRES to view the students' projects and ask them questions. We hope you can join us!
Here are a few important dates for you to keep in mind for the next few weeks!
Tuesday, March 19th-Portland Symphony Orchestra-strings will be performing live at CRES! We are asking that students please dress appropriately, even dress up a bit for this performance. Boys can wear collared shirts, nice pants. Girls can wear skirts, dresses or nice dress pants. We are working on audience behavior and manners in general. If you have any questions, please be in contact with me.
Thurs/Fri. March 21 & 22-Math MEAs-9-10:30 am
Thurs./Fri.March28&29-Reading MEAs-9-10:30 am
Wed./Thurs. April 3rd & 4th-Writing MEAs 9-10:30 am
Spring conferences are just around the corner--The week of April 8-12th. If you haven't already, please go the Sign up genius website to sign up so that your student can show you all their accomplishments from this year, so far. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4ba5a82ba20-spring3
One last thing: Some students opted to present their persuasive essays in oral form--our version of a TED Talk. I have the link to them here. Enjoy! And our own Gabby Normandin was in the final four winners with her talk about why you should let parrots be in the wild instead of pets. Congratulations Gabby--well done!!