Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25

This week's spelling list:


The skill we've been focused on lately is Compare and Contrast.  We've compared several versions of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, as well as compared two friends and two foods.  Compare and contrast is an important comprehension skill to understand and be able to use because it's a strategy used by many teachers in many subject areas.  Quiz your child at home to see if they can compare/contrast different books, or even different weather, foods, or toys!


We've been working on 3 digit addition and subtraction and it's been quite challenging for most!  I was feeling pretty good about student's understanding of 2 digit, but giving them that hundreds place has really thrown them off.  They are also mixing up the difference between regrouping addition, (which requires making a new ten or a new hundred); and regrouping subtraction, (which is giving ten ones to the ones place or 10 tens to the tens place).  It's confusing to even read that, isn't it?  We will practice for a day or two more, then test and move on to Money and Time.  Any help you can give your child at home in any of these topics will definately help them at school!  

NED Show Assembly

We will have a character education assembly this Wednesday called The NED Show. NED is a loveable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. Atkins Elementary will be bussed to Keystone to watch the assembly, too.

Dates on Deck

Monday, March 27  Spring Pictures
Wednesday, March 29  NED Show Assembly 9:15
Monday, April 3  PTO Meeting in Atkins  6:30
Wednesday, April 5 1:00 Dismiss
Wednesday, April 19  1:00 Dismiss
Friday, April 28  Party in the Park - family fun night in Atkins  6:00-7:30
Wednesday, May 3  1:00 Dismiss
Friday, May 5  Breakfast Buddies
Friday, May 5  2nd/3rd Field Trip to Rodger's Park 
Tuesday, May 16  2nd grade Field Trip to Barnes & Noble Bookstore & Brucemore Mansion
Wednesday, May 17  1:00 Dismiss
Tuesday, May 23  Move Up Day
Friday, May 26 1:00 Dismiss - Last Day of School

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