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Week of March 23rd

March 23, 2015

Parents,

Spring is here, the fourth quarter of the school year is here, and it will feel like a downhill run to the end of the school year (with an extra few laps due to our snow days). You are one quarter away from having a middle school student!  I’ll give you a moment. That’s a lot to take in.

Reading

This week in reading the students will work on reading informational text to compare and contrast and identify main ideas.  We will also spend some time practicing reading aloud fluently.

Social Studies

This week in social studies the students will study the period of European and Asian immigration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The students will learn what motivated people to move to the U.S., and about the challenges immigrants overcame as they adapted to life in the U.S.

Math

In math this week the students will use number lines to represent a fraction; solve number stories involving “X” of a fractions by a whole number; calculate perimeter; make a scale model of the classroom; and find the area of polygons.

Science

In science this week the students will begin to study electricity.  They will learn more about how electricity is generated, how it is used, and more about conductors and insulators.

AR and Grade Cards

This week begins a new quarter for AR.  The students need to jump on meeting their goals early this quarter to ensure they don’t fall behind.  Please help make sure they are reading at home at least 20 minutes three to four nights a week.  Third quarter grade cards will go home with the students this Friday.

Bond Issue to Build a Jr. High

Many of you may already be aware that the school district is attempting to build a Jr. High to help meet the growth needs of the district.  If you need more information about this effort you can visit please call me at 776-5405.  We encourage you to vote on April 7th.

Upcoming Events

March 24th           Representative Reibolt visits with 4th grade          April 2nd 7:00 pm Jr. High bond issue information fair                                                                                                                          at H.S.

March 24th           5:30-6:30 Parent technology night @ Benton       April 3rd No school (Good Friday)

March 26th           4th Grade AR Party                                               April 7th 4th Grade Field Trip

March 27th           6-9 pm PTO Date Night for parents                      April 7th Election Day (Go vote!!!!!!)

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