Important Dates to Remember:
- Wednesday, March 15 - Field Trip to the Factory Rouge
- Friday, March 17 - 1/2 Day: End of Trimester
- Monday, March 20 - Book Report presentations begin. Check with your child about what day they were assigned.
- Friday, March 31 - Spring Break begins at the end of the day :)
In Writing, we're finishing up our Persuasive unit. We'll be working on our Informational unit next. Kids will be choosing a topic they are experts on and writing an informational piece using all the strategies they learn in class. As we make our way through this unit, we'll focus on using text features and headings to organize our writing effectively. We will be taking the final drafts to the publishing center to have them bound in hard cover books. So, we have a lot of hard work ahead of us but we're up for the challenge!
Social Studies: We're just finishing up our lap books in Geography. We'll be doing some work with latitude/longitude next and then moving into regions of the United States!
Science: We are "cruising" along in our Motion and Design unit. The past few lessons have focused on potential and kinetic energy, as well as friction. The second quiz for this unit was given today. The quiz was similar to the last one because it included matching vocabulary words to the definitions and applying those vocabulary words to different vehicle scenarios. We'll be doing a little more with this unit and then wrapping up in a few weeks. The field trip will support what we're learning in Science.