1. Crossroads Charter Academy Big Rapids, MI March 16, 2012 Mrs. Nawrot’s Classroom News This Week’s Academics Class InfoSpelling -This week we looked at compound words like AR Reading – Students should be at 85% ofdoghouse. Students struggled on knowing if it their AR goals.was a compound word or 2 separate words. March Character Trait- Our trait is Mercy.Next week we will look for errors in writtenwords. Girls on the Run – GOTR will beginReading- practicing next week on Tues. and Thurs.We finished Maniac Magee this week. Thestudents learned a lot about the tough life March Is Reading Month- Keep encouragingManiac had, and they learned how to predict your child to read at least 15 minutes atwhat was going to happen next. home. I know I want to take a book out to read in the beautiful weather we have beenWriting- experiencing!This week we have focused on the steps of thewriting process. Students did some prewriting Writing to an Author- We are wrapping upactivities, drafted their letter, and our letters to our authors. If you would likeparticipated in revising and editing it. to send in stamps or envelopes we would appreciate any help to defray the cost.Math-We are working on Division! Students woulddefinitely benefit from some more practice on Battle at the Beach – We will be having our2 digit by 2 digit multiplication. Battle of the Books on March 30th. Students will be participating in the gym to see whichScience- team can recall the most about the books thatBegin assembling that science Fair project. they have been reading.The Science Fair is scheduled for April 11.Boards are due before Spring BreakI amexcited to see the final products! Upcoming Events Special Notes Mar. 20 – GOTR Practice Begins Mar. 23- Out-of-Uniform and PTO Treat DayScholastic Book Orders- Mar. 23- Scholastic Book Orders DueI know that we recently had a wonderful Mar. 27 – Parent University (A great time tobook fair, but I wanted to send home the come and learn about topics for Parents)April book orders. They will be due on Mar. 28 – Author Assembly 2-2:45March 23rd. If you would like to order you Mar. 30 – Battle of the Books Competitionmay fill out the forms and return them or Mar. 31-April 8 – Spring Break April 11 – Science Fairorder online using the links on my class blog.