STUDENT OF THE WEEK…..John
MARCH 9th….Superhero Day! Dress like your favorite Superhero! Remember no pretend weapons!
PERMISSION SLIPS….for our upcoming field trip are coming home Monday!!!
PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA DELIVERY NIGHT…..On Thursday, March 8th our school is participating in a great fund raiser. We have have teamed up with Papa John’s Pizza and they will give us a check for 20% of the sales from the night and we will get 100% of the tips!. Our school made over $2,000 last year which afforded us some extra resources like RazKids! What you need to know: (1) You will need to place your order online by MIDNIGHT on March 7th. (2) To ensure Echo Lake benefits from the full extent of this fundraiser, order online at www.PJRVA.COM/SCHOOLS. You will need to select Echo Lake. (3) If you have multiple children at Echo Lake, you will need to enter the name of each child’s teacher so that each class will get credit for the order. (4) You will choose your delivery time between 5:00 and 7:30 PM. (5) You must live in the delivery area for us to deliver to your house. (6) If you have friends or family who would like to participate, but do not live in the delivery zone, they may still participate. They will have to pick up their order at Papa John’s Pizza at 9308 W. Broad Street (Tuckernuck Plaza). They can order online and choose Echo Lake! (7) The teacher team with the highest tips collected will win a special prize. Because of this, you are encouraged to tip your delivery team, and not online. (8) You are guaranteed that a team made up of teachers/staff members will deliver your pizza, and there may even be a little show involved! However, your child may not necessarily have their homeroom teacher deliver. (9) We are aiming for 100% participation so that our class can win awesome rewards from Papa John’s like a pizza party for the class!!!!!! (Plus, there will be fun teacher rewards for having the most pre-order sales and the most tips!!!) I am excited!!! Please order and help our school raise money for some fun activities and school supplies!!! Thanks so much for your support with this fun activity!!
LANGUAGE ARTS…..Our study of the endings “ed” and “ing” will continue. The children have been learning that these endings are added to action words (verbs). The “ed” refers to the action in the past while “ing” refers to the present. In addition we have talked about two very important rules. (1) Double the final consonant before “ed” and “ing” if there is a vowel before it. (ex. stop = stopped and stopping) (2) Drop the final “e” before “ed” and “ing”. (ex. bake = baked and baking) In addition, dictation sentences will be assessed. You can practice at home with your child. Say a sentence and have your child write it. You may repeat the sentence several times! I know I do! We certainly enjoy our time in word study and reading groups! As you are reading nightly, hunt for words with the “ed” and “ing” endings!
MATH….We will complete our unit on time to the hour and half-hour. Fractions will be our next topic with a focus on 1/2 and 1/4. Our study will begin with a discussion of equal parts which will lead us into halves and fourths.
SCIENCE….Our Matter unit will be completed this week. The children enjoyed experimenting by mixing H2O with various solids and liquids. The results are in: sugar, salt, milk, vinegar, drink mix, and baking solid will mix/dissolve in water. However, oil, soil, sand, and rocks will NOT dissolve or mix. In fact, sand will sink to the bottom, while oil will float to the top. The children will be tested this week. Our mixtures are still on display in the classroom. Force & Motion will be introduced as well. Students will learn that straight, circular, and back-and-forth are types of motion. Force is a push or pull which can change movement. Vibrate means to move back-and-forth quickly while producing a sound.
HOMEWORK…Congratulations! Thanks for reading the entire post!! I know it’s long this week. New word study words are coming home Monday. Please sort nightly and be prepared for Friday’s test. Spend two nights on RazKids and two nights on Reflex Math. Remember to color in your Pizza Hut Calendar. The goal is 20 days and March is the last month you can earn a pizza certificate.
Keep sending in those pop tabs and box tops! Keep our Denim Drive in mind as you do your spring cleaning!
Have a great week!! Mark your calendars…March 20th…The first graders will be performing at the PTA program. Information came home last week!!