Mrs. Williams

new year March 18, 2019

Dear Students & Parents,

Spring is nearing and so are the warmer temperatures, but as we all know the ocean breeze keeps things cooler for us. Please make sure your child has a jacket each day as it is certainly not warm enough yet for no coats. 
Congratulations to our February MACHO Student - Kaia!  

Important Things to Know This Week
1. Science tests should be signed and returned - they were returned on Friday.  
2. Encourage your child to keep up with their Lenten activities. 
3. Chapter 7 Math Test will be on Tuesday, March 19th. Extra Help will be offered at 7:30a.m. on Tuesday. 

In math this week we will be:
-reviewing Chapter 7 - Add and Subtract Fractions. This chapter provided students with a foundation for adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators. The essential question: How do you add or subtract fractions that have the same denominator? has enabled us to learn many different strategies for working with fractions. 
Students should continue to practice their math facts and review the strategies/concepts we learned in the beginning of the year.  
This week students will be learning how to:
-reviewing the following topics - sum of unit fractions, add/subtract fractions, add/subtract mixed numbers with regrouping, add 3 mixed numbers using properties of addition, solving word problems with fractions.

**The Chapter 7 Math Test will be taken on Tuesday, March 19th after we review again on Monday in class. 
-jumping ahead to Chapter 13 - Area and Perimeter. This short chapter serves as a review of what students were exposed to in 3rd grade about how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles.        


In science this week we will be: 
-working on Unit 8 - Changes in Matter. This unit will help students understand that matter can undergo both physical and chemical changes.
This week students will be:
-Identifying examples of chemical changes.
-Recognizing that after a chemical change a new substance forms with different characteristics.      
-Identifying changes in an objects properties that signal a chemical change (Lab: How Can You Tell When a New Substance Forms?)

In religion this week we will be:
-Reflecting on our Lenten journey - what we are learning about ourselves, what we find most difficult, etc.
-Working in small groups to describe each station of the cross
. How can we learn more about Jesus and ourselves through this journey? These pieces will create a Meditation Walk in our hallway.        

For news about Reading, ELA and Social Studies, please click HERE to go to Ms. Grant's website.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at any time or call/leave a message at school (516-432-8900).  

Mrs. Williams

Mondays -  MUSIC
Tuesdays - LIBRARY

Wednesdays - SPANISH/GYM

Thursdays - COMPUTER
Fridays - ART