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March News

I hope you all had an exciting and restful vacation. I'm back from an epic trip to Chile ???????? visiting my five grandchildren refreshed and invigorated. Mrs. Riley did a stellar job substituting for me.


In religion Mrs. Riley prepared the children for Lent by teaching about Ash Wednesday and the meaning of the 40 days leading up to Easter. The school will be commemorating this sacred season with the Stations of the Cross on Fridays;  4T will be doing the readings on April 7th.


In math the students have been introduced to equivalent fractions. We'll be reducing fractions, and adding and subtracting them with like and unlike denominators. This is one of the main topics in 4th grade math. Thank goodness the students know their multiplication facts because this knowledge sure comes in handy when finding common multiples.


Our STEM project is completed. We might be tweaking it a little on Wednesday to make sure all the electrical parts are operational, but, parents, you'll have to visit the school on March 9th to get more information and fully enjoy its intricacies. In our regular science class the students will be studying our planet Earth ????, its water, layers, and rocks. Water cycle drawings have been started in class and were to be finished for homework. I'm expecting accuracy, clarity, and a little creativity here.


" Paddle to the Sea" is fictional but contains a lot of geographical information. When we have completed this selection, we'll be reading a non-fiction piece about Machu Pichu in Peru, and then several short readings that highlight the intelligence of horses ???? including one about pony express riders.


In English we're exploring adjectives. Hopefully the kids will acquire some new vocabulary words that they can incorporate into their writing.


The kids continue to work hard, and I enjoy their perky personalities. I hope to see you at the auction on March 11th.


Please remember that I'm here for you. Let me know how I can help.


Mrs. T