Mark your calendars:
Wednesday, April 3 - Grandparents Breakfast
Wednesday, April 10 - Mid-term 4th Quarter Progress Reports sent home
Wednesday, April 10 - Honor Roll Luncheon
Thursday, April 11 - 5th Grade Business Fair/fundraiser
Friday, April 12 - 11:30 dismissal
Monday, April 15 - Monday, April 22 - Spring Break, NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, April 23 - School resumes
Monday, May 13 - 5th Grade field trip, Challenger Learning Center in Normal, IL
Tuesday, May 14 - 8th Grade Graduation
What's Happening in the Classroom during Quarter 3:
Students will be wraping up their geometry unit.
Students will be finding perimeter, area and volume.
Students will continue practicing all operations and problem solving with decimals.
Students will be sharpening skills with all operations in fractions.
Vocabulary and Spelling:
Students will do daily word work to help expand their vocabulary and spelling skills.
Students will also continue to receive 20 new spelling words each week.
Students will be responsible to complete word studies on these spelling lists on a weekly basis and will be tested at the end of the week.
Daily Language review:
Students will continue to work on daily written language exercises to help emphasize correct grammar, capitalization and punctuation.
This is part of the school's English and Language Arts Curriculum. Pleasant Hill has incorporated Daily 5 for the past several years. Students are given 5 choices to work throughout the day. These choices are: Word Work, Read to Someone, Read to Self, Listen to Reading, and Work on Writing.
Students will be learning about Earth Science this quarter. After completing their biomes, they will now start investigating Earth's water and climate, which effects our weather.
Students will create a filter and understand the three stages of filtration.
Students will understand the importance of protecting our water supply and give examples of how to do this.
Students will also be reviewing the solar system in order to prepare us for our trip to the Challenger Learning Center.
The first part of the quarter students will be introduced to a hands on economics unit, where they will learn about entrepreneurship, risk, gains and losses.
Students will work with a team of business partners to develop a business plan and follow through with their plan.
Students will participate in a Business Fair to set up booths and run their business. They will have an opportunity to reflect on their experience, and any funds raised will go toward their field Trip to the Challenger Learning Center in May.
Students will continue learning about the development of our country. They are using Studies Weekly, which is a weekly publication that we will use to supplement our Social Studies Curriculum.
Students will explore the process of how our new nation began to govern itself and describe strategies for conflict resolution.