Kindergarten Teacher Contact Information:
All subjects taught to K-1 except History.
Science to K-1 & K-2.
All subjects taught to K-2 except Science.
History to K-1 & K-2.
First Grade Teacher Contact Information:
All subjects taught to 1A except Science.
History to 1A & 1B.
All subjects taught to 1B except History.
Science to 1A & 1B.
In the upcoming weeks we will be investigating geometric solids, measuring using centimeters, finding perimeter, and showing time to the minute! The students will also be super excited to learn to multiply! Congratulations to all the students who have mastered their addition and subtraction facts! If your child is still struggling to beat the timer, remember, practice makes perfect! Keep using those flash cards to get faster! You can do it!
The students have been learning all about tricky “y” plurals and all types of sentences. Up next, is contractions! We are so proud of the progress our students are making with editing sentences and look forward to seeing them putting all the rules to use!
Science is all about a class favorite, plants and animals! We are having a blast learning how certain body parts help plants and animals live and grow! We will soon be exploring how parents and offspring are similar and how their behaviors help them survive. Did you know that plants use their senses too? We will learn how plants respond to their environments as well!
During March first grade will be learning about the Wester Exploration of America. This will include the study of Daniel Boone, The Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, and other Louisiana information. Frontier people and explorers played an important role in the Westward expansions of the United States. It’s going to be a fun month learning more about our great nation’s history.
Our literature stories will reflect the changing of the season, spring! The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a classic and always a favorite! Our character word for this month is persuasiveness. Please review I Wills at home to ensure students can recite this monthly memorization.
Note from the teachers:
Remember to check your child’s Mailbox Folder daily. It is important that you look over homework assignments for completeness, correctness, and neatness! Also, discuss any behavior issues noted on the calendar. With your help, we can better ensure the success of each student!
Today we learned about The Big Dipper!!
Second Grade Teacher Contact Information:
All subjects taught to 2A except for Science.
History to 2A & 2B.
All subjects taught to 2B except for History.
Science to 2A & 2B.
** Just a reminder: Second graders are now reading ¾ of their tests on their own and will soon start reading the ENTIRE test on their own once the last nine weeks begin.
Math: Students are learning more and more of their multiplication facts, so always remember to stay firm on those facts by practicing with flashcards regularly. We are now being timed on addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts and will soon start learning division facts.
Handwriting: We are getting close to finishing all lowercase cursive letters and will soon begin capital letters by the last nine weeks. It’s so exciting to see our second graders writing and reading full sentences in cursive now!
Science: Remember, science projects are due Friday, March 10th, and students may wear their project shirts with their khakis that day. We can’t wait to see all of the creative digestive system shirts that were made! Once we finish our unit on Human Cells and Digestion, we will then move on to learning about organisms and their habitats.
The students have completed the second grade spelling curriculum and has began the third grade spelling curriculum.
The students are writing a Friendly Letter. After completing the letter they will continue learning how to use commas in a series.
The students have completed part of Americans Move West. They will continue learning about The Americans Move West. We will be focusing on Transcontinental Railroad, Life Out West, The Trail of Tears and Bison, and Sequoyah.
Third Grade Teacher Contact Information:
All subjects taught to 3A except Science.
History/Geography to 3A & 3B.
“Mom, I’ve already read half of my book!” exclaimed April. Fractions…We use them all the time. Our students enjoyed the introductory lesson of “Understanding Fractions.” They can shade in a model to show a unit fraction. Later, we’ll dive deeper into fractions as they learn fractions on a number line. Yay! We’ll be two fifths of the way into the fractions’ unit!
Students are working hard on dictation and stems. They are deciding what is the dictation (what is being said) and the stem (who is saying it). We are also learning how to edit sentences using correct grammar.
Students are currently learning new morphagraphs and rules that apply to each. Although spelling list do not go home for studying, we are allowing our students to write down all missed words each day. If words that were missed are written 5 times each and returned on test day, that student will receive 5 bonus points on the test. Writing the words each day is their responsibility.
Are their forces all around us? Students are learning all about forces and motion. They are being introduced to information about friction, magnets , and gravity.
Why did people come to settle in the English colonies? What challenges did the colonists in Jamestown face? Who was Captain John Smith? Those are just a fraction of the questions that will be answered as we read more about the Thirteen Colonies. The students will also be able to locate and identify each of the 13 colonies on a map
Note to Parents:
The students have been learning how to answer questions by restating the question before answering it. “How can I help my child master this?” parents may ask. Get them to restate the question when you ask them a question at home. For example, if you ask your child “Who just called on the phone?” They should respond, “Grammy just called on the phone.” “How many apples were in the basket?” Dad asks. Your child should respond, “There are five apples in the basket,” or “Five apples are in the basket.” Watch your child’s grades will soar when they master this important skill!
A big thank you to the Rotary Club! They generously donated dictionaries to every student in the Third Grade. Our students are anxious to use them during writing.
Fourth Grade Teacher Contact Information:
All subjects taught to 4A except History.
Science to 4A & 4B.
All subjects taught to 4B except Science.
History to 4A & 4B.
Students are mastering everything to do with fractions! We are starting March off by learning about equivalent fractions. We are still having daily fact practice and a weekly fact assessment every Friday. Study those multiplication facts. Also, don’t forget to check over your Math Morning Work nightly. It is very important to always show your work!
Students are learning to write essays using the four square method. Soon, they will be able to write a five paragraph essay! Students should still be completing Daily Language Practice for additional proofreading practice which includes editing two sentences and one paragraph nightly.
This month we are learning about historical and making scientific texts. As well as, learning to make connections across texts. We have already read many interesting stories with varying points-of-view and similar theme.
Students are knee deep in the road to the Revolution. We are discussing key people and events of the American Revolution.
In Science, we are starting a new unit called Investigating Waves. Students will be learning about water waves and what affect sound, energy, and change has on waves.
During the 3rd nine weeks, students are required to complete 2 book reports. We are also currently reading Little House in the Big Woods. Students have a new worksheet to complete each week to go along with the chapter we are reading. Along with reading our chapter books and Little House in the Big Woods, students are also working on learning more about character through our I Wills. Our March character focus is Compassion.
Please check planners nightly for homework assignments and notes, as well as sign or initial.
Fifth Grade Teacher Contact Information:
ELA & History taught to 5A & 5B.
Reading/Spelling taught to 5A.
Math & Science taught to 5A & 5B.
Reading/Spelling taught to 5B.
We will be covering measurement and conversions and moving on to geometry skills. We will also start our review for up-and-coming IOWA and LEAP tests.
In Science we will be visiting the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum to view a planetarium show on planets. We will also be learning about soil and human effects on the ecosystems.
We are continuing to read smaller reading comprehension stories and learning how to analyze those stories to respond in essay-form.
We are working hard on multi-paragraph essays for both informational texts and literature. Students are encouraged to consider their audience as they write, citing evidence that supports their thesis, and providing a clear and concise analysis of any evidence provided. For grammar, fifth graders will be focusing on using commas appropriately as well as expanding, reducing, and combining sentences.
Students will be learning about the Columbian Exchange along with all the world-changing effects it had. Once we have traveled across the Atlantic with the Columbian Exchange, we will settle on the eastern shores of North America with the early colonization of the Americas.
Note To Parents:
Parents, please remember to continue to check your child’s planner if you feel the need to ensure that all homework is completed and that students are copying down all test dates.