Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Greetings from room 308, Earth, the third terrestrial planet from the sun, in the Milky Way Galaxy. We've been learning about the differences between stars and planets, how advances in technology have impacted what we know about space, and we're continuing with moon phases.
In reading, we have been learning about the characteristics of, and differences between, Prose, Poetry, and Drama. We are learning different types of poetry. Students will be writing some poetry of their own! In language arts, we've been learning about figurative language. Hyperbole, simile, personification, metaphor, and idioms. Students were encouraged to look for key words, ex: simile - comparing two things using like or as; metaphor - comparing two things using words such as: is, or was. We have been working on adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, and turning an improper fraction into a mixed number. Our test on fractions will be this Friday.
We did spelling this week, so we will be doing grammar during morning work, and for homework, next week. Our spelling words can also be found on the Spelling City link on Mrs. Sattelmeier's blog

There are several students who consistently forget to bring a snack. We share what we have, but we often run out. Please encourage your child to pack their snack the night before.

We are lucky to have access to computers from laptop carts, and some I-pads. Unfortunately, many students have lost or broken their earbuds or headphones they brought at the beginning of the year. We have headphones for our classroom computers, but frequently come up short when students need to listen to something individually. Please check with your child to see if they need to get new earbuds.

Gator Gallop Update!
Join us for the 4th Annual Gator Gallop 5K & Fun Runs on Saturday March 24, 2018. Early registration has been extended! EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY MARCH 9th. Register online by Friday the 9th to be guaranteed a race shirt! Races are open to all students, friends, family and community members. This event benefits the AESF Science Lab. Visit http://addisongatorgallop.com/ for more information and registration. 

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