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In language arts, the students are working in cooperative small groups with third and fourth grade to create pciture books about the process of making maple syrup. This week we are focusing on assembling the stories together so that we can share them with the younger students later on this week.

Also in language arts, the students are working on a literature unit for Peter Pan. During this unit, the students are defining vocabulary words found in the story, as well as, answering comprehension questions for the chapters. We just finished chapter three today.

In Social Studies we are discussing issues that led to the Revolutionary War.

In Science we are learning about the rock cycle.

In math, the students are continuing to look at different types of graphs and are practicing multiplying two digit numbers by two digit numbers.

In religion, the students will be discussing lent as we prepare for the upcoming Holy Week. Students are also completing/finishing up their retelling of the seed parable from last week. This assignment is due in by this Friday.

There will be a Unit 23 spelling test on Friday, March 23. Words went home on Monday.

Our story selection this week in reading is Mahalia Jackson.

We are also reading a story in Storyworks about animals living in captivity and then being released into the wild.

This week our weekly writing has students describing a sound and practicing using descriptive word choice. We did the prewrite on Monday and have been working on the rough draft yesterday and today. Several students peer conferenced today and are moving onto their final copies. This writing assignment is due Friday.

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