Preschool— March is such a great month full of fun learning and celebrating. Read Across America kicks off the month with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Look out for the fun activities all week long. And remember, spring is in the air and our students will be getting “spring fever”. Help remind your preschoolers to listen and follow directions, so they will not miss any lessons. There are many skills getting us ready for kindergarten. And that’s right… spring is just around the corner! The first day of spring is on March 20th. Make sure your children wear a jacket in the morning for those cool days. And don’t forget to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, too! Allergy season will start back soon which brings more runny noses. So be kind to your class and send a box of tissues. We all thank you!
Kindergarten— Spring is in the air for kindergarten this time of year!! We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss the first week of March and begin looking for signs of Spring! Please continue to read everyday with your child. Visit our local Sumter county library and have him or her check out “just right “books for them. Remember a book can be read by telling about the pictures, reading the words, and then retelling a story in their own words. Practice these strategies and get your child excited about becoming independent readers.
First Grade— Thank you for sending in items for the 100th Day of School & Valentine’s Day! The students have been working hard during literacy groups to become independent and fluent readers. Please continue to read with your child each night! The more a student reads the better reader he or she will become. We will celebrate Read Across Kingsbury and Dr. Seuss’ birthday the week of March 2nd – March 6th. Look for a flyer coming home soon about the activities and what to wear each day!
During, social studies the students are learning about historical figures. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin and Mary McLeod Bethune are just a few historical figures the students have been learning about. Ask your child to tell you an interesting fact they have learned. In science, the students will continue learning about light and shadows.
In math, the students are working on place value. They are counting tens and ones, building two digit numbers using base ten blocks, comparing numbers, and identifying ten more and ten less than given numbers too. The students are also adding 2 digit numbers with and without regrouping. We will begin learning about graphs and answering questions based on data also in March.
Second Grade— Spring is in the air! We are continuing our multi-cultural unit in Social Studies and finishing our study of magnets and push and pull in the Science. In math, we are transitioning from 3 digit subtraction to money and then collecting data. We are still working to become fluent in adding and subtracting our facts through 20. We will be completing our final MAP testing of the year very soon so we are working very hard to meet goals that were set at the beginning of the year. Please continue to check your child’s folder daily for important information. Don’t forget to read daily with your child!
Third Grade— March is here and third graders are marching towards excellence. In reading, we will continue with guided reading and literacy stations. In math, we are working in guided groups to strengthen skills. Our focus skills will be measurement including liquid volume (capacity) in customary units and metric units to the nearest unit. In science, we will begin our unit on the life cycle of animals. In social studies, we will continue our studies from the Antebellum Period to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.
Fourth Grade- Fourth grade has breezed right through February. We have been busy with STEAM activities, Chorus, Drama, and so much more! In Math, we are studying equivalent fractions and learning how to reduce a fraction to simplest form. In ELA, we have been studying how to write a Text Dependent Analysis and respond to passages. We will begin our new novel soon, Little House in the Big Woods, and we’ll be working on Primary and Secondary sources. Parents might enjoy getting a copy of the novel so they can discuss it with their children. In Science, it’s all about the seasons. We are learning how the seasons affect our Earth and what causes day and night. Our seasons sure have been confusing lately! In Social Studies, we are studying how America became a nation and how our nation gets larger by expanding the West. *Remember to check your Remind and/or Classtag apps for updates from your child’s teacher
Fifth Grade— In fifth grade we are preparing for the state assessment on a daily basis. In math we are focusing on geometry and measurement. Science has us finishing matter and moving into forces and motion. In Social Studies we are discussing the United States as a superpower. Poetry and Text Dependent Analysis have us busy in ELA. Encourage your child to read daily. As always, if you ever need anything please contact us via the office number.
Health Room—Achoo!!!! Allergy triggers are prowling through the air. Beware of tree pollen, grass, weed, and various molds. Allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion and wheezing can make us miserable. There is no cure for allergies but we can recognize the symptoms and try and avoid allergy triggers. Avoid doing outside activities when the pollen index starts to climb. Some over the counter medications that can ease the symptoms are antihistamines, decongestants, and allergy eye drops. An antihistamine treats the allergy symptom, a decongestant treats congestion, and allergy eye drops treats itchy red eyes. Check with your local pharmacy and they will be glad to assist you with your selection of over the counter allergy products.