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By: Jerra Leek

Friday is St. Patrick’s Day! Students are encouraged to wear something green – if not, that is ok…no pinching is allowed! Benchmark testing is here! Students do not need the “luck of the Irish” though because they have been working hard to prepare! Teachers have been finishing up the standards, reviewing and going over test-taking strategies! 
Report cards will go home on Thursday, March 16. 
Last week, our March MATHness Parent Involvement Night was a huge success! Students had fun shooting hoops after answering challenging math problems. Thank you to all who participated and made it a great night!
IN THE CLASSROOM – Texts and skills this week…
Both grades have begun TCAP Review in all subjects.
Fifth grade – ELA: Explanatory and Opinion Writing; Math: Review; Science: Review; Social Studies: Influential Tennesseans.
Fourth grade – ELA: Finishing “Hatchet”; Math: Review; Science: Day/Night Shadows and Human impacts on Earth; Social Studies: Election of 1860 and Civil War
Activity Classes:
Academic Lab – Fourth grade is studying light refraction. Fifth grade is studying figurative language.
Computer – This week students are completing a digital activity about St. Patrick’s Day. Students will learn about why the holiday is celebrated and other interesting facts. Next week students will brush up on their typing skills with a fun typing activity!
Library – Students will set up their Readathon accounts. The Readathon will begin after spring break.
Music – March is National Music in Our Schools Month. This year’s theme is Music Is All of Us. Students will learn about instrument families.
March Staff Birthdays: Lindsey Anthony, Jill Bland, Mike Goff, and Lesa Snider.
Tuesday, March 14: ELA 
Wednesday, March 15: Math 
Thursday, March 16: Science
Friday, March 17: Social Studies (Fifth grade)
March 27-April 3 – SPRING BREAK (students return on Tuesday, April 4)
Friday, April 7 – Good Friday (NO SCHOOL)

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