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Ms. Dapp/Mrs. Kerns



     Spring has sprung! The days are longer and the students are enjoying more outdoor time. We are all feeling a touch of spring fever! Nevertheless, the students continue to work hard.


     We are finishing our study of Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Our discussions involved predicting, analyzing Kate DiCamillo's text structure, comparing and contrasting characters, identifying themes, and stating various characters' points of view. Students look forward each day to reading the new chapter events, then discussing their interpretations and discoveries. We are all sorry to see the story come to an end. Because of Winn Dixie has become a favorite for all of us!


     Writing fictional stories is our new writing focus. The students will draft, revise, and edit a realistic fiction story. Through this process they will develop a main character, create a simple plot, integrate sensory images into the story, use dialogue, and write a final copy for an audience. 


     In math, we have begun to work with fractions. We are comparing fractions, placing them on a number line, and identifying equivalent fractions. The students use fractions to estimate the length of objects, then create line plots to show their data. We also continue to practice the multiplication and division facts. Please work with your child on these facts. Each child should know all the facts up to 12. 


     Our new science topic involves a unit on force and motion. The students will be exploring what can be accomplished by using force. They will build models of bridges and discover the power of magnets.


     Be sure to discuss our school day with your child to help them review the skills we practiced and to help you stay informed. Thank you for your continued support!



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