Good Afternoon, Parents,
We had a wonderful visit from Steven K Smith this morning! If you are looking for some wonderful books I highly rec commend his Virginia Readers series! I have read them all! They take place in Virginia and students love them!
IN THE CLASSROOM
Reading: Big Idea: A good reader summarizes information during and after reading that covers the main points. Strategy Focus: Summarizing Nonfiction. We will be reading nonfiction stories on famous Americans including: Wilma Rudolph, Harriett Tubman, The Wright Brothers & Abraham Lincoln. We will follow the Who-What-Why format for summarizing these famous individuals.
Math: The student will a) name and write fractions and mixed numbers represented by a model; b) represent fractions and mixed numbers with models and symbols; and c) compare fractions having like and unlike denominators, using words and symbols (>, <, =, or ≠), with models.
Social Studies/Science: Students will switch teachers to learn about the contributions of ancient civilizations (Mali, Rome, Greece, China, Egypt).
www.khanacademy.org/mappers (designed to target specific weaknesses for your child). Can be accessed on Schoology through Clever. On my Schoology math page, there are also a lot of other websites as well.
If you have not already done so please consider joining our PTA.
Wednesday is the first day of spring. It is time to put the winter clothes and parkas in the back of the closet and bring out the short sleeve shirts and jackets. As you rotate your wardrobe for the new season, you may also discover there are denim items you no longer wear. Instead of letting these items continue to take up valuable closet and drawer space, please send them to “The Park” for our annual Denim Drive. Our March competition among the grade levels is tight. Your addition may be the pair of jeans or the jean jacket to help your favorite class win! Thank you for your help and Happy Spring!
Did you know that March 20th is National Proposal Day? The Springers at “The Park” would like to propose to you the idea of ordering a pizza from Papa John’s to help us get closer to the GRAND PRIZE of $10,000. It is so easy to do. Go to www.papajohns.com or call (804) 747-7300 and remember to use the code SPES. So we would like to pop the question, “Would you PLEASE order a pizza from Papa John’s?”
This weekend there will be an arts festival on both Saturday & Sunday from 10am-4pm each day. This is HCPS’s annual “Youth Art Month” exhibit featuring art from all of the elementary, middle, & high schools. The location this year is Varina High School. Stop by to see some amazing art created by SPES and Henrico county students!