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Marching into Spring!

March Newsletter

I hope everyone had a great February Vacation! We are now welcoming March and I am hopeful that means spring is right around the corner! Here is a look at what is happening this month:


English- The 5th and 6th grade students will continue to further their understanding of verbs. As we move through our verbs chapter, the students will focus on the role of both action verbs and linking verbs in sentences as well as verb tenses. Once we complete our verbs chapter, we will be moving right along to Adverbs. In writing, the 5th grade students will begin their creative writing unit and they will be writing a “tall tale.” In 6th grade, the students will continue to work on their descriptive writing piece. The students will also continue to learn new Vocabulary words using their Vocabulary Workshop workbooks and incorporating these words into their writing. We have a lot of work ahead of us!


Spelling- For Spelling, we will have a Review Week of Lessons 16-20, Lesson 21, Lesson 22, and Lesson 23. Please continue to use Spellingcity.com to review spelling words and prepare for weekly Spelling tests. The students have done an excellent job using the iPads and we will continue to use them for Spelling Tests.



Reading- The students have done a great job with Stone Fox. They have been able to read in both partners and independently as well as thoughtfully answer questions about the book. The final activity is creating their own chapter of what happens next. Once the students have completed “the next chapter” we will continue to read stories in our Reading Street textbook. Our theme for our March Book Report is Biography. This will be due on March 22nd and directions were passed out right before vacation!


Religion- In Religion this month the students will continue to learn about the Sacraments of Healing as well as understand the importance of Lent in preparation for Easter. We will have our Stations of the Cross throughout Lent. Stations of the Cross will begin this Friday, March 10th at 9:00 a.m.


We will have our Terra Nova Testing March 13- March 17. Please make sure that the students get plenty of sleep and have nice, healthy breakfasts so they are ready for testing and can do their best!

Happy March and Happy Spring!

Mrs. Viola