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April 9-13, 2018 – Weekly Announcement  

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had an enjoyable Spring break. Students will continue learn new skills and to review and practice skills learned throughout the year in preparation for the EOG test. We have 44 days left of school. It is important that students come to school prepared and ready to work hard. Hopefully, our 10-day break from school has everyone well rested and ready to give their best!

REMINDER! Planetarium Field trip permission slips and payment (either first payment of $18 or full payment of $36) is due Friday, April 13th.

Here is what we will work on this week!

 MATH: Students will continue to practice identifying fractions using models as well as find fractions of groups by drawing models to solve problems. This week our focus will involve using fraction bars, number lines, and models to compare and order fractions. Students should continue to study all math vocabulary cards collected from their Go Math books. A vocabulary test will be given this month. Multiplication fluency is important to the success of your child’s ability to solve multi-step word problems efficiently. Students should continue to practice multiplication facts daily. hey can use flash cards and or online resources (such as www.mathfactcafe and Xtra Math.) Unannounced timed multiplication tests will be given throughout this final quarter.

 READING: Students will continue to read the chapter book, There’s and Owl in the Shower. Responses to questions should always be written in student’s reading journals. Responses should be in complete sentences that rephrase the question, give supporting evidence from the text and include page numbers where the evidence is found. (This is a requirement to receive full homework credit!) Once we finish the book, students will connect what they learned about owls in this book to our Science unit on the Skeletal System. We will dissect owl pellets! These next few weeks we will compare, use cause and effect, and sequence skills to make connections between sentences, paragraphs and texts. We will continue to read and identify the main idea and supporting details in informational text.

 WORD STUDY: Words with the prefixes mis -, dis -, re-, un-, and im- are the focus spelling patterns this week.

 SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will learn about immigrants and study the impact immigration has on the United States’ focusing on the diversity of cultures. Students will create “Cultural-Favorite Country Posters” while they research and learn more about their ancestor’s country of origin.  Students will be given time in class each day to work on their posters, however, many may need to continue their research at home to collect information to include on their posters. Posters must be completed by Wednesday, April 18th.

 Important Events 2017-2018

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, April 10th & 11th: Kindergarten Registration 9:30-1:00 in the multi—purpose room
  • Thursday, April 12th: Report Cards go home
  • April 13th: Planetarium Field trip permission slips and payment (either first payment of $18 or full payment of $36) is due.
  • Monday, April 16th: 3-5 Awards Day
  • Monday, April 16th through Friday, April 20th: Spring Book Fair
  • Thursday, April 19: Global Open House 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Friday, April 20th, Field Day
  • Monday, April 30th - Planetarium Field trip final payment of $18 is due.
  • Wednesday, May 2nd: 3rd grade fieldtrip Ingram Planetarium, Shallotte, NC

 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. You can contact me by email: candy.boschert@onslow.k12.nc.us or call the school office and leave a message (346-1778) and I will return your call.

Sincerely,

Ms. Boschert


Weekly Announcement - March 26 -29, 2018  

Dear Parents,

I hope you had wonderful weekend! Picture day is Tuesday, March 27th so make sure your child dresses accordingly. Our field trip to Sturgeon City is Wednesday, March 28th.  Please make sure your child wears sneakers and appropriate clothing as some of the activities are outdoors. The weather for Wednesday looks to be sunny and warm. If your child signed up to bring his/her lunch, I will be sending home a gallon size bag on Tuesday. Please put your child's lunch in this bag.  NO lunchboxes or water bottles that cannot be disposed of at the park should be brought to school that day.  Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Here is what we are working on this week:

Math: We will review the errors made on the chapter 8 Fractions test that the students took last Friday.  Students will practice more problems related to what was learned in this chapter.  Unless your child received a 100 on the test, they will retake another chapter 8 test to improve their test grade.  Students are given some time each day to complete the online Xtra Math Multiplication Fact practice.  If they do not complete this assignment in class, they are expected to do this in addition to their normally assigned homework.  It is counted as part of their homework grade. 

Reading: Students will continue read There's and Owl in the Shower.  Remember, students are expected to respond to questions in a complete sentence that rephrases the question and includes specific evidence from the text to support their responses along with the page numbers where the evidence is found.  This is required to receive full homework credit.  

Science: Students will create arm models to demonstrate how muscles contract and relax to pull bones. They will learn the importance of skin and how it protects them.  We will review what we have learned about muscles and joints in preparation for the quiz they will take on Thursday.

Word Study: Students will continue to study their list of homophone words for the test on Tuesday.

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: candy.boschert@onslow.k12.nc.us.  The link to the school website and my homepage is: http://carolinaforest.nc.oce.schoolinsites.com/ HOMEWORK IS POSTED ON SUNDAY EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School

  • Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th· 
  • Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th.
  • Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Wednesday, March 28th
  • Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6thStudents return on Monday, April 9th

I hope you and your family have a fun and exciting spring break!

Respectfully,

Ms. Boschert


Weekly Announcement, March 19 - 23, 2018  

Dear Parents,

I hope you had wonderful weekend! Please make sure your child takes home his or her laptop and charges their laptop every night so that it is ready to use in class everyday!  Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Here is what we are working on this week:

Math: We will continue our unit on chapter 8, Understanding Fractions.  Students will take the test for this chapter this week.  Please encourage your child to study the vocabulary for this chapter as this will be part of their assessment.  Additionally, students should continue to work on memorizing their multiplication facts.  The students are given time each day to practice their multiplication facts using the online XTRA Math program.  If your child does not complete this daily practice assignment in the classroom, they are expected to complete it as part of their homework.  

Reading: Tuesday, students will complete the third nine weeks benchmark for reading. This week we are starting a new class chapter book, There's an Owl in the Shower. All students will be reading the same chapter book as it connects to our Science unit on the Skeletal System. Students are expected to read and complete responses for each of the chapters.  We will read and discuss the chapters in class and some time will be given to answer some of the questions.  However, all unanswered questions should be completed as homework.  Responses should be in the student's reading journals.  To receive full credit for homework assignments, all responses should be in complete sentences that rephrase the question and include specific evidence from the text along with the page numbers were the evidence is found. 

Science: We will continue our unit of study on the skeletal system.  This week, our focus will be joints and muscles.  Students should study all returned worksheets for the next test, which will be next week.

Social Studies: Students will completing their biography essays.  These will be typed during class using a form that has been sent to students in their One Note notebooks.  This will count as a test/project grade for Social Studies and a writing grade.  All biography dolls are due thie Friday, March 23rd.  

Word Study: This week’s spelling words are homonyms & homophones.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events

  • Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd 
  • Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th 
  • Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th
  • Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Wednesday, March 28th·         
  • Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6th.  Students return on Monday, April 9th

 

Respectfully,

Ms. Boschert


Weekly Announcement,March 12th - 16th, 2018  

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  Students started researching their chosen famous person for their biography essays.  At this point, students should have gathered enough information using the form that was given to them last week.  This week, student will work on drafting their three paragraph essays.  After completing their draft, they will make revisions and edit their paragraphs with a peer before typing their published piece, following the guidelines on the rubrics that were given them.  Students took home their "paper dolls" that they are to decorate them to look like the famous person they are writing about.  These dolls are due Monday, March 23rd. This project will count as a writing and Social Studies project grade.

Parent Portal was closed for maintenance this weekend.  Grades will be updated this evening.

Here is what we are working on this week:

Math: This week students will finish Chapter 8, understanding fractions.  We will review this chapter and take the test on this chapter next week.  Students have been pasting interactive notes in their math journals.  Topics this week are: understanding fractions greater than 1 or a whole number and fractions that name part of a group.  Students should begin studying the math vocabulary for this chapter. Please encourage your child to show all of their work when completing tier math homework.  This is the only way they will receive full credit for their homework.

Reading: Students will continue to read books about famous people and practice previous reading concepts by completing assignments on Study Island. We will also continue to work on identifying and understanding figurative language when used in a text. 

Science: The students will continue learning about the skeletal system.  This week, our focus will be joints and muscles.  Students will be creating a group class project on Thursday.  Students are asked to find four pictures in books or magazines that show "people in motion" and cut these out for the collage they will be creating with their science group.  Examples of bodies in motion would be people walking, riding bikes or playing a sport.   

Word Study: This week’s spelling words are patterns that make the /shun/ and end with -tion or -sion.   Students will have a test on these words on Friday.

Writing: Students will work on drafting their biography essays.  They will also practice their cursive handwriting with a focus on capital letters. 

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. 

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

  • Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd
  •  Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th
  • Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th
  • Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Wednesday, March 28th
  • Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6thStudents return on Monday, April 9th

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

Respectfully,

Ms. Boschert


Weekly Announcement - March 5-8, 2018  

Dear Parents,

I hope you had wonderful weekend! 

All field trip permission slips and $6 fee for our field trip to Sturgeon City are due today!

Our classroom needs magazines for upcoming science projects. Please send in any magazines you no longer need. Wednesday, March 7th is “Jamaican Day.” Several teachers will be sharing Jamaican customs, cultures, and activities with students. We are asking that students wear the Jamaican colors black, green and/or gold.

Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week.

Here is what we are working on this week:

Math: This week students will be learning about fractions – how to make equal groups; how a fraction names a part of a whole; and how to represent and locate fractions on a number line. Please make sure your child is showing work for each problem. I cannot assist your child in understanding his/her mistakes if there is no work on their paper.

Reading: Students will continue to read their assigned biography chapter books.  This week will work on using our back ground knowledge and clues from the text to make inferences about what we are reading.

Science: This week we will focus our study on the types and movements of joints and how they allow our bodies to move.

Word Study: There are not spelling words this week.  We will use this time to study figurative language, focusing on idioms, hyperbole and onomatopoeia. We will also work on writing cursive capital letters and our signatures. 

Social Studies /Writing: Students will begin their biography research projects.  This week, they will research and gather notes.   Students will be decorating a "paper doll" to look like their famous person.  These projects need to be completed by Monday, March 26th. Students will be given time in class to work on these each day, but they are also allowed to work on them at home.  

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

  • Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd
  • Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th
  • Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th
  • Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Wednesday, March 28th
  • Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6thStudents return on Monday, April 9th

Sincerely,

Ms. Boschert

 

Weekly Announcement: February 28 - March 2, 2018  

Dear Parents,

I hope you had wonderful weekend. Permission slips for Sturgeon City field trip and money ($6) are due by Monday, March 5th. This week is Read Across America week. See below for the Dr. Seuss activities happening each day: 

Monday, February 26 – Fox in Socks: Wear your CRAZIEST socks

Tuesday, February 27 - Cat in the Hat: Wear your favorite hat

Wednesday, February 28 – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Wear Red and Blue

Thursday, March 1 – Thing 1 and Thing 2: Pick a friend and dress as twins

 

Week Long Events

Summer Reading Program Book Drive

Please donate a new or gently used book for our summer reading program. This program is designed to put books in the hands of students before summer break. The class that donates the most books will get a PIZZA PARTY!!!!

Relay for Life

We are raising money for our Relay for Life team. There will be Truffula Trees around the school, one for each grade level. The goal is to fill the trunk of the Truffula Tree with donations of any denomination. The grade level that donates the most will win an ICE CREAM PARTY!!!

Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week.

                                                      Here is what we are working on this week:

 

Math: This week we are finishing our unit on area and perimeter and take our test.  Next Monday, we will begin our unit on fractions. Students will have take test on area and perimeter on Thursday. Please make sure your child is showing work for each problem. I cannot assist your child in understanding his/her mistakes if there is no work on their paper.

Reading: This week we will continue to read biographies with a focus on African American inventors.  Students will continue to use the writing process to write biography paragraphs.  They will continue to read their assigned biography chapter books.

Science: We will continue to learn about the skeletal system.  Students will take a test this Friday.  They should be studying the scientific names of the bones and the information they gathered on their Marvelous Machine - notes worksheet as well as the information on the reading comprehension sheet, Jobs of the Human Skeleton.   All of these graded worksheets were returned to the students.  They were told to place them in their Science folder to use them for study purposes.  Next week, the students will learn about Joints and Muscles. 

Word Study: This week’s spelling words focus on the -ible and -able word endings.  We will continue to learn about figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms, etc.)

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

  • Read Across America Week – February 26 – March 2nd
  • Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd
  • Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th
  • Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th
  • Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Wednesday, March 28th 
  • Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6thStudents return on Monday, April 9th

 


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