Sirius News and Updates 03/02-03/06

Posted by Bridget Finocchiaro on 3/2/2020 4:00:00 PM

Team News:

1. Spring Conferences will be held March 11, 2020.  Since we conduct JumpStart and Fall Conferences earlier in the year, spring appointments are by teacher and parent request.  If you do not receive an invitation and would like to meet with the team, please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher.

2.  Spring Break begins on March 13, 2020.  School will resume on March 23, 2020.

3.  Cold and Flu Season has "WIPED" us out of Clorox Wipes.  We have also "BLOWN" through our tissue supplies.  Any class donations would be greatly appreciated.  


American HistoryThis week in American History we will conclude our unit with test on WW1 This Wednesday. Study guides were handed out last Monday and the answer key can be found on google classroom beginning today.

Thursday we will turn our focus to the 1920s as we will begin working on our 1920's museum project. Information will come home on Thursday or Friday. Thank you for those who have donated there recycling items, we could still use some more, thanks!!

ELA:  This week, students are presenting to the classroom.  We're also working on nonfiction reading strategies, MAP practice strategies, and testing strategies. 

Reading log #10 is due Thursday, March 5, 2020.  The accompanying work is posted on Google Classroom.  Students may also get a hard copy from me if internet accessibility is a concern. Reading log #11 will be assigned March 5 and due March 12, 2020.

MATH: Our Shopping Project concludes our mini unit on Decimal Computation. It is due tomorrow. Students have a scoring guide to go with the project. If possible, please take a look at your child's work and help your child to evaluate their work using the scoring guide.

Graded Feb.19 and Feb 26 computation tests were returned to students via email. So you may ask your child to open email account to show you the results.

Tomorrow, March 3, we begin our unit on EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS (algebra basics). 

Homework expectation continues to be nightly practice. Help sessions are Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7:15-7:35. I also have help sessions for 20 minutes after school on most days, and I meet with students upon request most lunches and recesses.


Science: We are spending this week with an introduction to our new unit:  Evolution by Means of Natural Selection.  To better understand how environments influence structures and behaviors, we are participating in March Mammal Madness.  Ask your kid to show you the web site.  We would love for you to fill out a bracket and play along at home.

Hopefully, you received the email outlining Human Growth and Development that begins Friday.  If you have any questions, please reach out.