I can scarcely believe that we are almost to the end of the 3rd quarter - the school year is certainly flying! Here is a quick overview of what we will be working on during March.
We will finish the novel, "Bridge to Terabithia" before Spring Break. There will be a test over this book before break that is separate from the AR test (which students are encouraged to take - 6 points!). During the week following Spring Break, the two classes will begin working on separate projects. 5A will return to the textbook where we will begin studying several texts that go with the Revolutionary War unit in Social Studies. 5B will be reading the novel, "Cheaper By the Dozen." The classes will switch units towards the end of April.
Don't forget the 3rd quarter 8 AR points will be due Friday March 13th.
Following the Adverbs test on March 4th, the students will spend the second week of March working on Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs. This will be an in-class week long activity; students will be researching and presenting on different idioms, adages, and proverbs. The last week of March, we will begin a new unit of Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections.
The first part of the Revolutionary War unit, The Road to War, will be tested on March 11th. A study guide will come home on Wednesday March 4th. We won't begin the second half of the unit until after Spring Break.
During March, we will be working in class to prepare for the State Writing Assessment. Please do no expect anything to come home to work on during this time - all practice will take place in school.