Just a reminder!

Send in books for the book swap for next week!
Picture day is tomorrow and your child will not get a picture taken if they don’t have an order form!
Send in Flashlights for our class reward on FRIDAY!

Information for the week of 3.14.2016

MONDAY 3/14 will be DAY 3, our special will be MUSIC

Classroom Updates for Next Week:

Reading and Spelling Lesson: 20

Reading Skill: REVIEW OF Comparing/Contrasting, Plot, Theme, and Sequencing

Reading Vocabulary Words:versions, rehearse, mandatory, criticize, immerse, dialogue, camaraderie, flawless, tragic, limp

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Math: Chapter 12

We learned about: Perimeter and started learning about Area. Perimeter is when we ADD all the sides of a shape  to get a total of the distance around a shape. Area is the total area of the INSIDE of a shape. We will learn more about area next week.

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Science: States of Matter

 

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Social Studies: Learning about Amish Culture

Finished our Amish Scrapbooks, will start learning about landmarks and cultures around Lancaster County.

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Writing: Writing three paragraph opinion essays. The students need to convince me, through their opinion essays, to keep class rewards in our classroom.

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Upcoming Tests:

2/17: Spelling and Vocabulary Test, No reading test for this cycle.

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Important Dates Coming Up:

3/11: Martic Talent Show

3/14-18:  Start bringing books for the book swap (information about this in FRIDAY FOLDER)

3/17: Picture Day, order forms coming home in FRIDAY FOLDERS. If an order isn’t placed with payment by 3/17, your child’s picture WILL NOT be taken.

3/18: Flashlight Friday class prize. Students are asked to bring in flashlights that we will use to do different activities throughout the day. They are also permitted to bring either a blanket or stuffed animal to read with at the end of the day.

 

 

Moving into March….

MONDAY 3/7 will be DAY 4, wear those sneakers! We have GYM.

Classroom Updates for Next Week:

Reading and Spelling Lesson: 19

Reading Skill: Elements of Plot and Finding the THEME of a story

Reading Story: Half-Chicken

Reading Vocabulary Words: deliberately, composed, suggested, enormous, exclaimed, swift, vain, overheard, gratitude, compassion

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Math: Chapter 12 (Graphing)

We learned about: pictographs, bar graphs, line plots and measuring to the nearest 1/4 and 1/2 inch

Test Scheduled for 3/9, review packet will be sent home on Monday

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Science: States of matter

No Tests Scheduled

Our field trip was a HUGE success and we really enjoying touring the MU Science Building and their weather station.

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Social Studies: Learning about Amish Culture

No Tests Scheduled for next week

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Writing: Writing three paragraph opinion essays

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Upcoming Tests:

3/9: Spelling and Reading Tests

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Important Dates Coming Up:

3/7 – Dress Rehearsal for talent show

3/11 – Martic/Pequea Talent Show

3/16 – Kids begin to bring in books for book swap

3/17 – Martic Spring Picture Day!

Looking Ahead into next week

MONDAY 2/22 will be DAY 6

Classroom Updates for Next Week:

Reading and Spelling Lesson: (Finishing lesson 17, and moving on to lesson 18)

Reading Skill: Finishing Comparing/Contrasting and moving on to theme and elements of plot

Reading Vocabulary Words: console, awe, concentration, commendable, dilemma, glancing, scolding, heroic, burden, drowsy

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Math: Finished chapter 11 and will be moving onto chapter 12 (data collection)

We learned about: Time and Elapsed Time

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Science: Moving on to states of matter next week

No Tests Scheduled for next week

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Social Studies: Learning about Amish Culture

No Tests Scheduled for next week

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Writing: Learned how to construct an opinion graphic organizer, and will be starting writing opinion essays next week

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Upcoming Tests:

2/22: Spelling and Reading Tests

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Important Dates Coming Up:

2/22-23 – Talent Show Auditions

2/24 – 3rd grade jump rope for heart event

3/2– 3rd grade trip to MU Weather Center, please send in all permission slips by 2/26

**Yearbook order forms also came home on Thursday. If you are interested in ordering one for your child, please send back the order form with a check.

Classroom information for the week of 02.15.16

MONDAY THERE IS NO SCHOOL

Tuesday will be DAY 2, we have GYM

Classroom Updates for Next Week:

Reading and Spelling Lesson: 17 (Two Bear Cubs)

Reading Skill: Comparing/Contrasting

Reading Vocabulary Words: console, awe, concentration, commendable, dilemma, glancing, scolding, heroic, burden, drowsy

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Math: Chapter 11 (Measurement)

We learned about: Capacity Measurement (pounds vs ounces) and Telling time to the nearest minute

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Science: Weather Test was completed this week. They will move onto the next unit next week.

 

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Social Studies: Learning about Amish Culture, continuing with the Amish Culture Scrapbook

No Tests Scheduled for next week

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Writing: Finished writing three paragraph personal narratives, moving onto opinion writing next week.

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Upcoming Tests:

2/22: Spelling and Reading Tests

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Important Dates Coming Up:

 

2/19 – Kids At Work Day (Students dress up to represent the career they want to pursue)

2/22 – Talent Show Auditions (students need to go to the office to get the permission slip paper)

2/23 – Talent Show Auditions

 

Snow day changes

Just a reminder that tomorrow is a day 6. Students will be taking their Reading and Spelling Tests tomorrow. They will also be taking their science test with Mrs. Frese tomorrow. Please make sure students have been studying. A study guide should be in their homework folders. Mrs. Frese also has one uploaded on her blog.

Make sure you are sending in those box tops! Our class wants to win the contest!

Valentines are still being sold in the cafeteria for 25 cents each if your child is interested in purchasing for their friends or family.

Updates for Next Week

MONDAY 2/8 will be DAY 4

Classroom Updates for Next Week:

Reading and Spelling Lesson: 16

Reading Skill: Comparing/Contrasting

Reading Vocabulary Words: charming, racket, tender, delighted, brittle, embraced, cunning, disguised, ingenious, outwit

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Math: Chapter 11 (Measurement)

We learned about: Capacity Measurement (liters, milliliters, gallons, pints, cups, ounces)

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Science: Weather with Mrs. Frese

Test Scheduled for Wednesday 2/10

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Social Studies: Learning about Amish Culture

No Tests Scheduled for next week

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Writing: Writing three paragraph personal narratives, responded to a picture of a cat and pig

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Upcoming Tests:

2/10: Spelling and Reading Tests

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Important Dates Coming Up:

 

2/5 – Martic Family Movie Night! (6:30 p.m.- Big Hero 6)

2/8-11:  Martic Box Top Collection Competition ( SEND IN THOSE BOXTOPS SO 3rd GRADERS WIN A PRIZE)

2/8-11: Student Council Valentines Sale in Cafeteria (Student can buy Valentines during lunch for friends that will be distributed by student council on the 12th)

2/11 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly (fliers came home in report cards, send back paperwork to earn prizes!)

2/12 – School is now in session, Valentines Exchange (students will be permitted to send in valentines to share with their classmates. This activity is optional. A paper with classmates names will be sent home today in Friday Folder. Please make a bag or shoe box to collect the valentines at home. We will not have time in school to do this)

2/15 – No School

2/19 – Kids At Work Day (Students dress up to represent the career they want to pursue)

2/22 – Talent Show Auditions (students need to go to the office to get the permission slip paper)

2/23 – Talent Show Auditions

 

Friday Updates for next week

Classroom Updates for Next Week:

STILL ON Reading and Spelling Lesson: 15

Reading Vocabulary Words:

Issue, Advice, Consult, Recommend, Sensible, Devise, Luscious, Shudder, Expertise, Correspondence

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Math: Chapter 10 (Fractions)

We learned about: This week we learned about equivalent fractions, and fractions as whole. 3/3=1 and 3/1=3

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Science: No Content this past week

No Tests Scheduled for next week

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Social Studies: No content this past week

No Tests Scheduled for next week

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Writing: Working on writing three paragraph personal narratives

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Upcoming Tests:

2/5: Spelling and Reading Tests

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Important Dates Coming Up:

 

 

 

Snow days have changed the shedule

We will take some time today to update our planners with the specials and upcoming tests. Here is a revised schedule due to our two days off of school.

Today is a day 3: Music

Friday is a day 4: Gym

**Friday will also be an early dismissal at 1:30. There will be no AM kindergarten.**

OTHER UPDATES

2/4 – 1:30/4th Grade Math Bowl – Martic Elem.

2/4 – PTO Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

2/5 – Martic Family Movie Night! (6:30 p.m.- Big Hero 6)

2/8-11:  Martic Box Top Collection Competition

2/9 – Kindergarten Information Night (7 p.m./Hambright)

2/11 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly

2/12 – SCHOOL NOW IN SESSION (SNOW MAKE UP DAY) 

2/15 – No School

2/19 – Kids At Work Day

2/22 – Talent Show Auditions

2/23 – Talent Show Auditions