Mrs. Ward’s March/April Newsletter
March 19, 2018
This is the last week before spring break! Your child has been working very hard in ELA. We finished up on Unit 2 - Animal Allies - with many discussions on animals and people forming unique relationships. They read 4 different genre short stories on their chrome books from My Perspectives, took notes on them, and creatively summarized one. Their book projects on historical fiction that are hanging in the hall have received many compliments. We will continue "Write About It Thursday," and continue with Daily Language Review (DLR). Your child should be bringing home the review sheet on Thursdays to study. They will be introduced to argumentative writing fourth quarter. We will also be reading together the memoir I Am Malala about a young Pakistani girl who spoke out and made a difference about education for girls.
Your child will pick one day in April to report to the class on a positive article they find. They should fill out the In the News form to turn in along with the article.
This month’s spotlight genre will be a biography, a book about someone written by someone else or an autobiography, a book about a person, written by that person. We will go to the library soon and I have some books in my class library if your child can't find one. They will check in on his/her book on "Write About It Thursdays."
Other upcoming events include 6th grade field trip on the 21st, 3rd quarter report cards posted on the 23rd, no school for spring break from the 26th until Tuesday, April 3rd , early release days in April are the 6th and 20th.
Please get in touch with me anytime if you have any questions. It's hard to believe we are into fourth quarter. I hope everyone has a wonderful spring break!