Weekly Update from Mrs. Pumphrey

Dear Parents,

I want to thank everyone for attending conferences. Typically, third quarter demands new growth in learning from your children, and sometimes that can be an adjustment and reflected in grades. Please encourage your child to proofread and check their work, and to care about their effort and penmanship. These little details make a big difference. However, please know how proud I am of your children. They are kind and caring about others, and they love to have fun and work. This is a special group of students, and I love coming to school each day to be with them!

Read on for what I have planned for next two week.

Save the Date:
Fri., Feb. 28th- Living Museum!

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Important Notes:
Living Museum Biography Book Report
Please save the date! Our Living Museum is scheduled for Friday, February 28th from 1:00-2:30 in the Multi Purpose room. All family and friends are invited.

Your child should arrive to school with most of their costume already on, since we do not have the space to change. Lunch will be at our regular time from 12:00-12:30, and then we will spend 20 minutes using the restroom and putting on wigs, hats, capes, etc. before heading over to the Multi Purpose Room.
Visual Display is due: Friday, February 21st. Please use a trifold. Displays must be able to stand on a table.

What’s Going on in our Classroom:
Reading: We have begun the book The Tale of Despereaux. Students are completing comprehension questions and reading jobs for their follow up work. Independent book projects are on display in The Madison Cottage.

Spelling: No spelling this week and the week of February 24th.

Vocabulary: No vocabulary this week and the week of February 24th.

Math: We will continue working on long division as well as begin our unit on measurement. Please help your child master their multiplication and division facts.

Grammar: We are working on our study of adjectives

Science: We will begin our study of the digestive system.

History: We are working on lessons and skits for ancient Rome. We will read, discuss, and complete follow up activities to lessons # 6, #7, and #8 in Ancient Rome.

As always, if you have any questions please contact me.