The Math celebration on Friday was a blast. The students loaded up with ice cream sundaes and then settled down to a movie about Balto and the Iditarod sled dog race. All students mastered their 0-12 times tables to earn the sundae. It was also St. Patrick’s Day and the students enjoyed green free dress. What a fun day for everyone!
Math- The students have a new math book to finish out the year. The old book was sent home and can be used as a workbook for the 3 chapters at the end of the book that reviewed multiplication and division. The students are excited to learn more about Geometry. There are many more vocabulary words to know for Geometry. Look for fun at home Geometry activities coming soon.
Religion- The students are participating in a class Mass with their 6th grade buddies on Wednesday, March 22nd, at 8:20. Please join us in church if you can.
On Friday, March 24th, the class and their 6th grade buddies will lead the school in Stations of the Cross, at 2:30. Please join us if you can.
Iditarod-All mushers are in and resting in Nome, Alaska. The students were challenged each day to record data and journal about where their musher was on the 1,000 mile trail. Some mushers scratched and a replacement was then followed. The winner this year is Laurel , who picked Mitch Seavey as the winner. Our last place winner, The Red Lantern, was Rachel, who picked Cindy Abbott. The Red Lantern has a special job of turning off the Widow’s Lamp, to officially end the race.
The students are writing a retell of the Balto story and a congratulatory letter to their mushers. I will teach them the sled dog Hokey Pokey for a fun end to this wonderful learning experience.
Reading- Groups are finishing up novel reads and being text detectives to find out all of the most important parts of the story with evidence. Character Day is March 30th, students should dress like a character in a book that they are currently reading or have read in the past. Students need to have the book with them for Character Day. Appropriate dress up clothes are welcome for this special day.
One last reminder: class pictures are on the 29th, Wednesday and this is a dress uniform day. All order forms are due by this date and were sent home on March 20th. If you need another form please check the office beacsue I’m all out.