On Monday, there will be no school due to Presidents' Day
This week in language arts, we will read a folktale story called "The Great Ball Game". In this story, the birds and the animals quarrel over which group is better, those with wings or those with teeth. The argument threatens to turn into an all-out war, so the creatures decide to settle it by playing a ball game instead. When the game starts, no one wants Bat (who is little and weak) to play on their side. But in the end, it is Bat (with both teeth and wings) who wins the match for the animals. As a result, the birds are banished to fly south each winter. This story will help our students summarize information and understand cause and effect. The spelling words this week will focus on words with the long "o" sound.
In math, Chapter 16 will introduce students to fractions. Please continue to have your child practice their basic math facts using Mathzor (www.Mathzor.com). Many of our students have already mastered their addition and subtraction facts and are learning multiplication and division.
Several parents have asked if our classroom needs any items. Currently, I have created two Donor's Choose requests for chromebooks. For a limited time, Google is matching donations dollar for dollar. It is my hope to obtain enough chromebooks for each student. If you would like to make a donation to our classroom, please go to www.DonorsChoose.org, type in "Mt. Diablo Elementary School", and then look for "Mrs. Pike".