# Week of 4-9

FSA Reading will be April 9th-10th and FSA Math will be April 16th-17th.

On test days please make sure your child has had plenty of sleep the night before and eats a good breakfast. Students will not be able to eat a snack until after the test.

3rd grade teachers are planning on making a beach themed basket for the golf tournament. If you would like to donate any beach items or a large basket, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know!

Science Learning Targets:  How can we classify invertebrates? How can you classify things?

Science Learning Activities: Unit 7 Science Fusion. Students will classify animals in major groups according to their characteristics and behaviors.

Math Learning Targets:  Students will be able to review area and perimeter.

Math Learning Targets: Students will find the area of composite figures and use the distributive property.  IXL: FF.16-18

Social Studies: Students will be able to identify major ways environmental influences contribute to settlement patterns and recognize the different cultures that have settled in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

ELA Learning Targets:

FSA testing for reading will be on April 9th and 10th. Testing will start promptly at 8:00 and will continue until 10 AM.

The rest of the week will be directed to Math FSA review.

ELA Activities:

IXL, I-Station, as well as reviewing concepts from the previous unit. IXL: U.1, U.3, U.5 and Y.7

Over the last few weeks, we have been reading about Beatrice’s Goat. This is a true story about a girl named Beatrice that lives in Uganda, Africa. This story is about families that live in chronic poverty and are lacking the skills to get the most out of their land. After much research, we have found an organization that will allow us to purchase a goat and give it to a family in need.

The cost of a goat is \$120. So we are asking that each student donate \$2, and if you want to give more you can. The company that will be providing the goat is Heirfer International.

https://www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/index.html

Our students will also be writing a short information essay about giving back to people in need. This will be a wonderful and rich learning experience for the students, and to make a difference in a family’s life forever.

Please put donations in a sealed envelope and bring to your homeroom teacher. Thank you so much for your support in this project.