Welcome back and happy Monday!

It was so great to see all of the students today!  We had a lot of sharing to do this morning, and we funneled our energy into writing and drawing about our time away from school.

This afternoon we will be reading a non-fiction article about the Emerald ash borer species.  The students also start their mini “beetle unit” this afternoon with their science teacher.

This week we will be planting some bean plants (inside our classroom under grow lights) while we also learn about the life cycle of a plant.

We also will be reading and writing poetry this week.  Tomorrow morning our focus will be reading as many poems as we can – looking for specific elements – but also to just enjoy poetry.  Students will also be looking for a poem to learn and to recite on Friday during our “punch and poetry” afternoon.

We will also start to prepare for the MCA test – our homeroom will be taking the reading portion of the MCA test on April 8th and April 9th. Students will be taking the math portion with their math class.

Students will have a new spelling list, reading log and communication sheet in their folders tonight.

Happy “spring!?”