News from East Chester Elementary School

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By: Amy Maness

We had a great week at East Chester Elementary School!
Kindergarten students studied digraphs, blends and CVC words for reading. They researched an animal, wrote a paper about it and presented it to the class. For math, they decomposed teen numbers.
First grade students studied subtraction and became more fluent in addition. They learned more about how to accurately solve word problems as well. First graders also practiced daily in order to prepare to host a Leader in Me assembly at the end of this month. Watch your child’s communication folder for more information about the date and time. First graders are being challenged to become better writers. They practice composing sentences, paragraphs and stories daily.
Second grade students continued their study on nature’s life cycles. They are in their second week of learning about Western Expansion. Many of the classes began learning how to write in cursive, which is always a high point for students.
Third grade studied the muscular system. They also focused on good organization in writing. In math classes, students learned about fractions. Our third graders took their second CASE benchmark tests a few weeks ago, and we received the scores from those tests. We are so proud of our third graders! Teachers will give out those scores to parents on or before parent/teacher conferences in February.
East Chester is a wonderful place to be!