News From East Chester Elementary School

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By: Misti Elliot

Dear East Chester Family and Friends,
It is hard to believe that March is already here. As spring quickly approaches, do not forget to mark your calendars with these important dates:
Friday, March 6 – Green Eggs and Ham Day (Wear Green); Yearbook Sale Ends
Monday, March 9 – Monday Fun Day (Wear Crazy Socks)
Tuesday, March 10 – Dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character; Parent Involvement Night
Wednesday, March 11 – Spring Pictures
Tuesday, March 17 – PTO Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 19 – Report Cards go home
Friday, March 20 – Skills Day – LIM Assembly by Kindergarten
March 23-27 – Spring Break
Our teachers are relentless at helping the students at East Chester grow and succeed. Here is a look at some of the amazing things going on in East Chester classrooms.
Pre-K has just gotten some guinea and chicken eggs to display in the incubator in their room. Hopefully in about 21 days, their investigation of life cycles will be successful, and the students will be able to observe the hatchlings.
Kindergarteners are learning everyday skills in math by focusing on money and measurement. They also are learning about the characters, settings and plots in stories. Kindergartners are continuing to study Tennessee symbols. The students are learning how to write an informative paragraph, too. Kindergarten students also will be working hard to prepare for the Leader in Me assembly on Friday, March 20.
First graders are working continually on becoming fluent readers, writers and mathematicians. In math they are learning about 10 more and 10 less. On Friday, first grade classes will partner with Kindergarten classes to read to one another.
Second grade students have been learning about the Western Expansion. This past week they learned about the Oregon Trail and Pony Express. In math students have been learning important life skills by focusing on money and measurement. The students also will be finishing their study of life cycles.
Third graders will be participating in the third case assessment soon. They also will have a TNReady verification day on Thursday by answering 30 science questions on the computer. A special thank you to the Life Line Blood Mobile that provided Mrs. Dee Arnold’s class with a pizza party. Mrs. Dee’s third graders were able to enjoy pizza because their classmate, Chloe, had the most blood donors participate.
On a final note, please encourage your child to participate in the Seuss-tastic reading challenge that is going on until the Parent Involvement night on March 10. Students are asked to complete at least five of the activities in a row on the Seuss-tastic sheet. Students who complete all the activities on the sheet will receive a Dr. Seuss bookmark, a Dr. Seuss pencil with special eraser and a book of their choice.