Friday, February 27, 2015

Garfield Elementary
Mentor, Ohio
February 2015
Volume 1, Issue 22
Miss Seneski’s Classroom Newsletter
Few housekeeping items:
PARCC will still be March 9th and 10th for third
graders as of now.
Blizzard Bags are due March 10th at the latest.
End of the quarter is March 13th. I am extending
AR goals until the 9th (an extra weekend to read).
Please label any money with your child’s name on
it before they bring it to school.
We are collecting box tops again; please send
them in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it.
Please read Animal Research packet. New Dates!
DO NOT throw away. Your child should have
everything complete except the craft.
In a Child’s Eyes
“My favorite of the week was making fraction flowers!” Andreas
Just a heads up: We will be beginning Pen Pals
next week with a class from Hopkins. I haven’t told
“My favorite part was doing more animal research!” Scott
the kids yet, I want to surprise them on Monday.
March 6 is the talent show!
Snap Shot of this Week
This week in language arts we wrote our animal
research paper. I want to thank everyone for their
help during this process. We learned how to write a
paper using indents in the beginning of each
paragraph. We also discussed the importance of peer
editing. Our projects are almost finished, they look
great! This week in math we continued learning about
fractions. Students worked to understand what a
fraction is and how to identify fractions
(numerators/denominators). Next week we will work
on comparing, ordering fractions on a number line and
understanding equivalent fractions again. This is a
brand new concept for many students as it was not a
part of the second grade curriculum. The students
have been working hard to understand this unit.
“My favorite part of the week was writing my rough draft
for our animal projects!” - Anna
Next Week:
Language arts- Animal Project craft/ Writing letters/Dr. Seuss author
study and comparing his books
Math- Fractions
Science- Rocks and minerals
Social Studies-N/A
Your child should practice math facts and read over the weekend. Please
continue to do Moby Max, Achieve 3000, Lexia and reading at home!
Another website that may be helpful is IXL. Mentor does not have a
license but your child may do 20 problems a day for free!
Monday- Poetry Due, Technology
Tuesday- Art
Wednesday- Spelling Pre-Test
Thursday- Gym
Friday- Music, Book Exchange, homework log due, vocabulary test, and
final spelling test