The spring Book Fair is here! Our class will shop
for books this Thursday at 11:30, and the Book Fair will end on Tuesday, April 15th. Starting this week, students will begin learning several new topics in every subject. In reading, students will learn about the character's point of view. In writing students will learn about literal and figurative language, as well as, opinion writing. In math students will learn about telling time, am and pm, and elapsed time. In social studies, sudents will also begin a study of historical perspective as they learn about history and famous Americans.
For math homework, students are may work on assignments from ScoorPad or Adapted Mind. My recent survey showed the majority of our class preferred Adapted Mind. Either one is fine with me, however, students are always welcome to do both! ScootPad reading homework will remain the same. Reading Logs are due this Friday. Please notice the Reading Log Challenge for April is an at-home project involving timelines. I hope you and your student enjoy working on this learning experience together. As always, please continue to let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Below is a message from the Dr. Wells regarding our school calendar:
Many of you have heard that the governor signed a bill right before spring break giving Kentucky public school districts some flexibility in meeting state
requirements and making up snow days. This bill no doubt will help districts in other parts of the state that were harder hit than us, including a few who
missed 30 days this winter. However, the bill’s final language did not provide
many feasible alternatives for our district.
After consulting with the district's director of pupil personnel, district
administrators, board members and principals, the overwhelming majority felt it is in our students’ best interest to the leave our calendar as it stands,
including going to school on May 2 and keeping the last day for students June 6. In addition, there is no change to our graduation plans for June 7 at Broadbent Arena.
Given the alternatives, we strongly believe this is the best option for our students. We appreciate the continued support of our parents, teachers, administrators and staff and look forward to an excellent — and hopefully snow-free — rest of the school year.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." -Helen Keller