Mrs. Williams

new year March 25, 2019

Dear Students & Parents,

Spring is nearing and so are the warmer temperatures, but as we all know the ocean breeze keeps things cooler for us. Please make sure your child has a jacket each day as it is certainly not warm enough yet for no coats. 
This week will be a busy one as students finalize their Stations of the Cross Meditation Walk, continuing to learn more about area and perimeter and begin an exciting electricity unit!
Looking forward to meeting with many of you on Thursday for Parent-Teacher Conferences! Don't forget, students in grades 4 and up attend the conference. If you are unable to make your appointment time, please let me know and we will reschedule. 

Important Things to Know This Week
***NYS ELA Testing (computer-based) will be given on Monday, April 1st and Tuesday, April 2nd. Any requests to opt-out must be written directly to Mrs. Kahn.
*Service Opportunities - Members of the NJHS are collecting gently used shoes for the Salvation Army and toiletries for soldiers. Please see Monday Packet for flyers (found under School Resources).
1. Our homeroom will be shopping at the book fair on Tuesday morning. Please note that tax is now added on top of book prices that they may have written on their wish lists. 
2. Encourage your child to keep up with their Lenten activities. 
3. Chapter 7 Math Tests were returned or will be returned on Monday. Please sign and return those ASAP.
4. A Quiz on Area and Perimeter will be given Thursday, March 28th. Students will receive an extra practice packet to help them prepare. No extra help will be given. 

In math this week we will be:
-finishing Chapter 13 - Area and Perimeter. This short chapter served as a review of basic area and perimeter questions presented in 3rd grade and expanded to include finding the area of combined rectangles and finding missing measurements using the information provided. 
Students should continue to practice their math facts and review the strategies/concepts we learned in the beginning of the year.  
This week students will be learning how to:
-find the area of combined rectangles
-find the missing measurement using the information given in the picture. 
A short quiz on area and perimeter will be given on Thursday, March 28th.


In science this week we will be: 
-starting Unit 10 - Electricity. This unit will help students to understand that electric currents and magnets can be used for many purposes. 
This week students will be:
-explaining what causes static electricity.
-describing how charged particles interact with one another.
-relating electricity to magnetism.
-identifying examples in real life of different forms of electricity. 

In religion this week we will be:
-Reflecting on our Lenten journey - what we are learning about ourselves, what we find most difficult, etc.
-Working in small groups to describe each station of the cross
. How can we learn more about Jesus and ourselves through this journey? These pieces will create a Meditation Walk in our hallway.        

For news about Reading, ELA and Social Studies, please click HERE to go to Ms. Grant's website.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at any time or call/leave a message at school (516-432-8900).  

Mrs. Williams

Mondays -  MUSIC
Tuesdays - LIBRARY

Wednesdays - SPANISH/GYM

Thursdays - COMPUTER
Fridays - ART