I’ve had a great week at Wood Acres and am enjoying getting to know your children. We are settling in and are ready to tackle the end of the third quarter and the remainder of the year together.
Quarter 3 is coming to an end…already!! The last day of the 3rd quarter is March 15th and report cards will come home the following week.
March plans to be a busy month! Shortly we will begin our Leprechaun traps with hopes to catch those pesky Leprechauns on Monday, 18th. To prepare you (please DO NOT tell your child) I make our room an absolute disaster and they LOVE it!!
I like to leave treats and treasures around the room…left by the “Leprechauns.” If you would like to donate items, please feel free. I can always use themed pencils, stickers, or other goodies. I am not sure who signed up for a snack that day, but it is usually something easy like green rice crispy treats and green juice or Gatorade. Snack is a drop off event.
We will have our Spring celebration Friday, March 29th from 11:00-12:00, lunch from 12:00-12:30, and dismissal at 1:00. There will be more info to follow. Every child who would like to participate will need to send in 12 plastic (already filled and sealed) eggs for the egg hunt (which will take place on the playground). Many parents like to volunteer for this party; please be prepared to help and do lots of work! Kim will get more details from me soon and will send out a volunteer list, outdoor games list, and a snack and drink sign-up.
Next week is the 9’s/ 10’s math test. We plan to finish timed tests the week of March 25th. When we return from break, we start subtraction facts, first with the 12’s. I would highly suggest practicing those facts over the break, if not earlier.
Quarter 4 Footprints are completed independently at home. Your child can choose any picture or chapter book to complete their Footprint. If they choose a chapter book, 3 or 4 Footprints can be written to summarize the book. Instead of 9 Footprints, they will need to complete 7 by Friday, May 17th. I would recommend continuing to hand in one a week instead of waiting until the end of the year to hand them all in. These are a grade on their report card and we are looking for completion in order for them to receive an ‘E.’
Students’ last project of the year will be presented on Monday, May 13th. There will be more information to share mid-March. This is an at home project and can be any of their choosing. They may pick any story to share. Often, kids pick their favorite story to share and create a project to go along with it. Please no posters or drawing on a piece of paper, we are looking for creativity. The project can be constructed from materials found around the house or old boxes to make dioramas (just to name a few). Students are encouraged to be imaginative.
A few housekeeping reminders.
· Please return Friday Folders each Monday.
· Homework folders should be returned each day with homework completed.
· Mrs. Peltier’s folder should be brought back in order to change out books.
· Please continue to read these books with your child nightly.
· Please sign reading slips (for Superkids hardcover book at home) and send back by due date.
I hope you all were able to enjoy the sunshine on Saturday, and have a restful Sunday!