March 7-11

Dear Parents,

This week Mr. Maddick, one of Zion’s 4th grade teachers, led us in chapel.  His message was about keeping our eyes on Jesus during this Lenten season and to keep in mind that in our time of sadness it is important to remember what wonderful event will be happening soon!  May God continue to bless your Lenten journey!

Thank you to all the parents that helped chaperone today’s trip to Breeze Park.  When we returned the children and I talked about the experience.  They found out they had a lot of similarities with the residents!  One of the students mentioned to the class that the residents must have been very excited to talk to us because when we were getting ready to leave, a resident gave her a kiss! 🙂  It was a great way for the kids to serve and be a witness for Jesus!

Information for the week(s) ahead:

*A sheet went home about the Family Education sessions that will be happening soon during our Health Unit.  Please email me with any questions or if you would like to have a copy of the book sent home.

*Book Fair is happening this week:  We will have the opportunity to visit the book fair on Wed.  If you would like to send money with your child, please have them bring it in an envelope with their name marked on the outside.  The Book Fair will be open on Grandparent’s/Special Friends Day on Friday.

*Grandparent’s/Special Friends Day:  Your child should not bring a backpack to school on Friday.  After an opening devotion in Zion’s church building, special visitors can come over to our classroom to start the fun morning!

*Spring Musical for Grades 1-3 is on April 21st at 7 p.m.  Please let me know if your child will not be participating because every 3rd grader has been given a speaking part.

*3rd quarter ends this week…please make sure your Church attendance sheet is up to date.  Thanks!

*Achievement Tests will be on March 14-18.

*Yearbook order form is in your child’s red folder.


What we are doing next week:

Religion:  Parables

Math:  Measuring to the quarter inch, Multiplying by 4’s, parallel lives

Reading:  Strategies for reading biographies and determining author’s perspective

Science:  We will start our Health Unit by looking at how exercise keeps our bodies healthy

Grammar:  Use of commas


Pictures from the week: Breeze Park and Petition Signing

*Our writing unit was focused on persuasive writing, especially speeches.  After reading The Day the Crayons Quit, our class discussed what would happen if there weren’t certain colors available.  After choosing a color, each student tried to persuade their audience that Crayola should keep that crayon color.  Each color group then made movies that were shown to the 1st-3rd grades.  Today, the children from grades 1-3 signed a petition of the color they felt should stay.  The students did a great job of creating the videos and it was a great concluding activity for the unit.











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