We survived the Iowa Testing and we've hit the ground running again! We have to stay focused and progress at a steady pace to keep from the end of the year catching up with us. 
4A is currently OUT of CLOROX WIPES, hand sanitizer and paper towels. If you are out and about and able to pick some up and send it in for us that would be much appreciated! We have been diligently cleaning our desks and hands these days and talking about the importance of doing so. Please remind your kiddos at home the importance of that as well as how important it is to keep their hands away from their faces. 
 
RELIGION - Our focus this week will be the third commandment and the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. We also continue to reflect on the fact it is Lent and we should be working our way to heaven with the good deeds we are frequently trying to share with our classmates.
 
LANGUAGE ARTS -  We're working hard to complete our final activities for "The Tale of Despereaux" and getting ready to begin our adventure with "The Big Friendly Giant", otherwise known as the BFG, by Roald Dahl. Dahl is explicitely descriptive with the similes he uses throughout his book, so it will be fun to recognize them as we read through the story. The vocabulary word for the week is "bedlam". We will try to describe the feeling of being right in the middle of some chaos. Spelling list includes words that are plurals.
 
MATH - We have learned to measure angles with a protractor this week and some of the students are doing quite well with this skill. Sales tax has been brought to their attention to remind them to save money for taxes when shopping for their favorite video games. And finally, we will multiply by increments of a hundred and a thousand.
 
SCIENCE- This week and next we will be learning the difference between a mixture and a solution. We will also take a look at physical and chemical changes in matter. I'm hoping for some delicious and great hands on activites as we explore those concepts :)!