April 4 All School Meeting and Spirit Day (Dress Like A Pirate)
April 4 Yearbook Orders Due
April 7 Library Visit - Chaperones Needed
April 11 No School
April 17 Student-Led Conferences
April 18 No School
Homework Due Thursday, April 3rd - More details posted on the Homework Page
1. Read for at least 30 minutes per day.
2. Complete your Reading Response Letter to Laura
3. 3rd Graders complete pages 52, 53 & 54 in Math Practice Book
4th Graders complete pages 51, 52 & 53 in Math Practice Book
4. Optional - Complete and turn in the Classroom Job Application (click here for Plover Job Postings)
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will host the Touching History Mobile Museum (part of the Washington County Museum) and see a presentation about the Oregon Trail. Students will learn:
- Who traveled the emigrant trails and why?
- How did they decide what to take and what to leave behind?
- What factors played a role in who survived and who didn’t?
We are in need of Library Chaperones for April 7th and 28th. We are also in need of breakfast donations for April 4th and 25th. Thanks for your support!
Before Spring Break, the Plovers got a small taste of our upcoming unit about the Oregon Trail. Students enthusiastically followed along on a U.S. map while I read aloud from a Choose Your Own Adventure book called The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure by Matt Doeden. The class voted on the choices we should make along the way and there was even a few debates about the best options. They are excited to re-read the book and choose a different path. We will study the Oregon Trail throughout the month of April and then jump into some projects about outdoor adventure and survival!
The Plovers are continuing their hunt for some new vocabulary words! Every week, I will pick 2-3 words from our classroom read alouds. I will try to focus on choosing words that could be used in everyday conversation (so, these will not be content-specific vocabulary words), but require more complex decoding skills or conceptual understanding than traditional high frequency words. The students' job is to look for these words in their own reading or listen for them in conversation. If they find one of our words, they should record the sentence or bring the book with them to morning meeting. Our first 3 words were announcement, distant and admit and our newest words are progress and decision. Try using these words at home this week and see if your Plover notices!
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone, come into the classroom before or after school, or call me before 8PM at home.