Weekly Update



Please see this week’s update on our classroom blog for more information on this week’s content. We are shifting gears as we begin to learn about government and civics. We will be concluding our Simple Machines unit with a project based learning opportunity and simple machine games! We will not have a spelling assessment this week and new words will not be assigned on Wednesday. This is our final week of our Writing Rotation. In math, we will continue to work with adding amounts of money as well as using a variety of strategies to make change.

We will have a presentation this Tuesday on how to use SOL assessment tools. Our field trip is next Thursday, April 19th. We will have a half day on Monday, April 16th. Please look out for the orange lunch form this week.



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Weekly Update

Good afternoon, parents! Please check out this week’s newsletter for information about our upcoming week! We will be diving into biographies as we begin our thematic unit on Women’s History Month this week! We will be building on our fraction foundation as we move into mixed numbers and improper fractions in math. Finally, we will building our computer skills through an interactive google slideshow demonstrating our understanding of Ancient Mali! Students proved to be historians last week on our Ancient Mali vocabulary quiz, and I look forward to seeing  them apply their word knowledge to their presentations!

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As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns!


Ms. Jones

Weekly Update 3.5

Good morning! Our Monday is off to a fantastic start! Check out this week’s Jones Newsletter 3.5! 

A few announcements for the week:

  • Mali Market Day is this Friday. Students should not forget to bring in two arts and craft items to trade!
  • Rock-a-Thon is next Thursday, March 15th. Students must be registered to attend.

We have three quizzes this week to inform our progress and understanding of Ancient Mali and Fractions:

  • We will have a Mali Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow, March 6th
  • We will have our weekly spelling test this Wednesday, March 7th
  • We will have a fraction quiz on Thursday, March 8th

We will be learning about human impact on the environment this week! Scholars will be creating ways to help the environment as well as discussing and evaluating cause and effect relationships of human behavior. We will be scientists and innovators! Have a wonderful week!

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Weekly Update January 22nd

Good morning, Shady Grove!

Check out this week’s newsletter! Scholars are diving into Ancient Rome, measurement, and figurative language this week! We will do a variety of project based learning activities to better understand the contributions of Ancient Roman inventions and architecture. We will also begin a PIE rotation with the third grade classes for students to explore measurement through hands on learning activities on weight, temperature, length, volume, and time!

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Weekly Update

Good afternoon, Cardinal Family!

I look forward to a full week of learning this week as we wrap up our multiplication and Greece unit and dive into measurement and Ancient Rome! Our theme this week will be Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of MLK Day tomorrow, January 15th. Check out this week’s newsletter for more information and updates on curriculum and schedule! As always, reach out with any questions or concerns.

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Weekly Update December 4th-December 8th

Check out this week’s newsletter for information on our Fairytale and Folktale week! We will be exploring main idea through a variety of fiction and folktale texts! Scholars will fracture their own fairytale creations in our Readers Workshop this week.

We will have a math test on Friday, December 8th. We will have our Animal Unit test this Wednesday, December 6th.