March Happenings in Room 11

March 2016 - 1Hello Parents!

Happy Spring to you all! In preparation for conferences, I have been so impressed with the work that your boys are accomplishing on a daily basis! We celebrated two birthdays this month: Happy birthday to Ewan and Christopher who both turned 8 years old! Today, we had a visitor named Zeek who spent the day with us and made friends immediately! We look forward to the possibility of him joining us next year.  I look forward to celebrating progress with you this Friday at conferences! Have a lovely Easter! ~Mrs. Arntzen

March 2016 - 7

Important dates:    March 2016 - 8

Ø  Conferences- Friday, March 25th

Ø    Aquarium Field Trip- Tuesday, March 29th

Ø  Spring Break- April 4th– April 8th

Language Arts

We have been very busy lately! Reading buddies is going very well on Tuesday. The boys are engaged and excited to share the reading process with their older friends. Ewan was recently selected to join Mr. Ross for their daily novel unit reading. He is enjoying it! In addition, the whole class has done a fantastic job of picking up the following:

  • Diagraphs: ch, wh, ph, th, sh, March 2016 - 2
  • Nouns and proper nouns
  • Verbs
  • Vowel combinations
  • Weekly spelling lists
  • Whole group reading

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Math (Across Levels)

  • Comparisons and graphs
  • Connecting Midpoints in quadrilaterals
  • Patterns
  • Coins

Science

March 2016 - 5We wrapped up our study of fossils and dinosaurs and this week we have been learning about endangered animals and extinction. Additionally, we have begun to study the sea animals that live in the different layers of the ocean.  We will continue to study sea animals into next week as we prepare for our field trip to the Aquarium on Tuesday.March 2015 - 6

 

Social Studies

We have been studying Australia boys made Australian damper bread last week with Ms. Meagan and enjoyed them with jam, honey and butter (recipe below). They also learned about various bodies of water: rivers, oceans, lakes, streams and waterfalls.

Australian Damper Bread

This bread made by bush settlers may be baked on the open fire or in a regular oven. As is typical of hand-me-down recipes, there are as many versions as there are bush babies. One recipe we read says to use beer instead of milk, then wrap the dough around a stick and cook over an open fire.

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk

Mix the flour, salt and sugar together in a bowl. Cut in the butter until fine crumbs form. Add milk to make a soft dough. Knead lightly on floured board until smooth. Shape into round loaf, brush with milk, and bake at 375 degrees F. for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the loaf makes a hollow sound when tapped.

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