We have a short week this week due to our Easter break! I hope everyone enjoys the break and the nice weather we have been getting.
As you know, Spring is a VERY busy time. Below are the events that we have coming up.
March 29th - April 2nd: No School
April 6th: Book presentation with Mr. Thayer
April 9th: PIR day - no school for students
April 12th: Ben Steele Visit from 8:45 - 10:15 & Atomic Circus from 11:20 - 2:00
April 23rd - April 26th: NWEA Testing (please make sure your child is present)
May 4th: No School
May 7th - May 10th: SBAC testing (please make sure your child is present)
May 11th: Bike Day
May 17th: Ben Steele Honor Choir
May 18th: Field Day
May 22nd: Hooked on Fishing trip
May 28th: No School
May 30th: End of Year Celebration
I will continue to give you updates as these events get closer!
We have some exciting learning planned for this week!
The students are working on the presentations for their inquiry projects. Students are writing a fictional story as if they were a part of the Lewis & Clark expedition. I encouraged students to be creative, and told them they could create presentations to go along with the story. They have all of this week to work on it, but may need to do some work at home, depending on the project.
In Science, the students are continuing to work on programming. They don't have any instructions for their current project, and are instead using what they have learned throughout the year to create a computer model showing how germs spread in a classroom environment.
In math, we are working on multiplying fractions! We have practiced modeling, and are now working through the arithmetic.
We also get the opportunity to dissect fish this week! This is part of our Hooked on Fishing program, and I am so excited to see what the kids learn.
The students have been working hard all year and earned a class reward, which we will celebrate on Tuesday. They voted on 15 minutes of free time/time with devices. They may use the devices we have at school. We discussed that if they make the choice to bring their own device, they are responsible for it all day.
I am so looking forward to this week of learning!
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I can't believe we are halfway through March!
This week in math we are wrapping up addition and subtraction with fractions and moving into multiplication.
In ELA we are reading poems and focusing on the different types of poems.
Finally, in science, students will work to code a computer program that represents have diseases spread. They won't have any instructions, and will be using what they have learned over the year to create this program!
Remember that we have picture day tomorrow! If you are ordering books from the book order, please have those turned in by Monday, March 26th.
This will be my 6th year as a teacher, and my second year in the Billings School District.