Parents,

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we were displaced to a different location for school this week. After a long weekend, the students worked hard to make progress in math and literacy skills.

In math, 4th graders continued to explore fractions and 5th graders learned about the order of operations and the function of parenthesis.

In Spanish literacy, students engaged in writing workshops about organization and fluency and also completed reading comprehension activities to strengthen these skills.

In English, we read stories from the Junior Great Book series, reflected on those stories, wrote letters of appreciation to local organizations (Spectrum, Maya Building, and Missoula Avalanche) to thank them for helping MIS and the Rattlesnake community.  5th graders also received some time to practice their exhibition plays.  Next week will be dedicated to making sure the 5th graders are ready for exhibition!  4th graders will spend some time doing a reader’s theater play in class.  There was no spelling this week, but next week’s words are on the blog and will be available to those who want them today.

Students received Spanish spelling lists this week, but the quiz on those words won’t be until Friday, March 14th. Regular math homework will also be sent home again next week.

While students had little time to work on exhibition in the Maya building, they worked hard to make great advancements on Friday and will have more time next week to work. Here is the information about the exhibition and several events that will be held next week as a result:

We are excited to formally invite you to the 5th Grade Exhibition on Thursday, March 20th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The formal presentation will be done in Spanish followed by an English dramatization.

Students have been working hard on their presentations and are making great progress on their action plans. Please mark your calendars for this special event. See the following information for activities you can participate in or attend next week, as a result of these action plans:

We would like to invite you to bring food to donate to the Food Bank during the week of March 10th through the 14th. A large bin will be located underneath the whiteboard by the office to receive your generous donations. Thanks for your support!

We would also like to invite you to a presentation about Distracted Driving on Wednesday, March 12th from 3:30 to 4:15 in Room 5 (Sherry’s room). Please attend if you’d like to hear more about our students’ research and identify ways to avoid accidents caused by distracted driving.