Important Dates March 17-Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Art Works at LWE from 10-3 March 20-Pennies for Pasta is due today! March 20- Spring Pictures March 21- March Scholastic Online order is due today. The code is LDM9K March 22- 3rd QUARTER ENDS March 22- Spring Chorus Concert @ SHJH. The concert begins at 7pm March 23- Hot Lunch and this is our last day of school before Spring Break March 26-April 2 is Spring Break! Enjoy! April 3- Tuesday, we resume school! April 4- PARCC begins-*Students please arrive well-rested, eat a healthy breakfast, and do your absolute best! Stay Calm and Carry On!!! *** Just a friendly reminder to please make sure students have their lunch and if for some reasons students forget, to have their lunch received to the office by 12:30P.M. *Please Contact the office for any transportation changes!!! *Please make sure students are checking the weather. Students may need to wear a lighter jacket/hoodie some days and other days a heavier jacket, hat, gloves, etc. *Students should be reading 20 minutes daily and keeping track for their March Book It. *This Friday Fun Day is~ WEAR ANYTHING THAT REMINDS YOU OF SPRING! For the week of March 19-23, here is a tentative schedule for Skrobanski’s Superheroes: ELA- We will look at different elements of poetry, analyze poetry, and create some of our own examples too! Some types of poems/poetic devices will be Haiku, Tanka, Simile, Metaphor, Family Poem, Color Poems, Analogies, Alliteration Shape Poem, Personification Senses Poem, Hyperbole, Idiom, Acrostic Poem, and Topic Bio Poems. We will also be having mini PARCC review lessons. There will not be a spelling list this week! Math- This week, we will explore more on fractions. Our focus will be equivalent fractions, simplest form, and comparing fractions. We will try to have a small summative on this material before Spring Break. We will also be having mini PARCC review lessons. *We have used this program called XtraMath to increase speed and accuracy in arithmetic here at school. Students have also been utilizing math prodigy and front row. From now until the end of the school year, each student will be spending some time at home each day practicing math on a computer, tablet, or phone. The following morning, I will check in with the information to see the progress being made. Students will be working Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night, and Thursday night! If a student does not complete their XtraMath that night, a TRAILBLAZER letter will be taken. Thank you for your support. Social Studies- Our focus this week will be getting information about our State Float Project. The State Float will be completed at home. Students will also be choosing 12 questions to research and this will go along with the State Float. Students will be spending time in class/technology finding out information about their state and creating a State PowerPoint. Students will receive handouts about the expectations. We will be working on the State PowerPoints after Spring Break. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call (815) 469-6993 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.