What's Happening in Your Grade in March?

(this is an article from the March newsletter)

Kindergarten – February was a busy month with learning about teeth, cultures (Chinese New Year), Valentines and the Presidents and arriving at our 100th day of school (with reading, writing and math activities. In Math we are measuring and ordering objects and learning about 3-D shapes. All students should be able to count to at least 30 and write the numbers correctly. To be "on grade level" now, students should be reading on a B level. We love reading lots of books and appreciate those parents who support the reading programs with home reading and returning the notes.
We love kindergarten.

First Grade – First grade will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Suess on March 2. We will also be doing many fun St. Patrick's Day activities throughout the month. D track will be celebrating their 100th day of school during March. C and D tracks will be having Parent Teacher Conferences as well. We will be learning more about weather and seasons as we watch to see if March will blow in like a lion or a lamb.

Second Grade - We will be finishing up our "Going Buggy" programs on February 25th. We are very proud of the children and the wonderful job they did in presenting their programs this past month. We are in the process of learning some new math concepts: adding and subtracting with regrouping, identify fractions of 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 and create fractions within groups, measuring with many different types of tools, and we will working with 3-dimensional shapes. In reading we are advancing with our reading skills, fluency and comprehension. We will be sending our recipe books out at the beginning of March. Thank you for helping your children with this project. Tracks A & B send thanks to those who attended parent/teacher conferences. Tracks C & D parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for March 15-19.

Third Grade - March Madness

We are half way through the year, yes it is true
Third graders are working hard they have a lot to do.
There are so many genres that we read about
From fairy tales to non-fiction we read with out a doubt.
Our fluency is coming along great
Helping preparing our students for that testing date.
Multiplication, division, we will cover it all
Along with reviewing to help our memories recall.
Three, two, one blast off to the moon
We study this in science every afternoon.

In Social Studies we will learn about those in Peru
Discovering the different things that their cultures do.
As you can see we have a lot to learn,
But learning is something that our students yearn.
During the month of March we feel “lucky” you see
Because third grade is the BEST place to be!

Fourth Grade - March is a busy month for 4th grade. We will be doing some fun activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss on March 2. B and D tracks are reading a ton to help our school win the Book Battle. Remember to turn your calendars in on March 5. On March 9, tracks A, C, and D will have a special presentation on pioneers. C and D tracks will have their Parent Teacher Conferences on March 17 and 18. Parents, watch for a letter to come home about scheduling your conference on-line. Many tracks are starting county reports this month. Continue to read, study your math facts, and practice your recorder.

Fifth Grade - March brings some exciting activities to the 5th grade! We are all finishing up our Student Treasure books that we have been working very hard on for the past few months. We have also been preparing for the State DWA writing test. In the middle of February we were able to attend the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall, which was a very fun field trip. We have enjoyed meeting with students and parents for Parent Teacher Conferences. Many classes are working hard on their Young American Award by reciting the Gettysburg Address and memorizing the National Anthem. We are looking forward to all the fun and excitement that spring brings to 5th grade!

Sixth Grade -We are beginning to prepare for middle school. Middle School math placement tests are taking place and soon orientation meetings for new seventh graders will be announced. World Fair fever has caught on early this year with the sixth grade. Watch for your classes dates and times. We are also dancing up a storm. At this time of year we are having a masquerade dance. The students get to decorate masks and dress nice. They have learned country swing, line dancing, and some mixers, with some fun modern kids dances. The dancing style might not match but we will have a blast! Parent Teacher conferences are coming up for C and D tracks so make sure to schedule your time.