Did you know the first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in America? According to an article in the Washington Post, Florida holds the honors for the event in 1601. Then, a year later, homesick Irish soldiers paraded in Boston. Now, I think the largest parade is in Chicago. Although we won't be dying the water green here at Bath, I know the staff looks forward to a bit of luck of the Irish each year. Encourage your children to dress up and enjoy the festivities, too, this week!
We had a great week in Language Arts! We had a professor of Emergency Management and Homeland Security in our classrooms this week, talking to the children about preparing and preventing disasters. It led to a great discussion! We read some articles on unique disasters around the world, which allowed us to practice gathering text evidence and comparing two texts. This is a fantastic lead-in for this week when we pick an "I Survived" book to read in small groups. Each group will be responsible for a reading journal and post-reading activities.
In science, we continued our discussions on weathering and erosion. We weathered rocks in class and saw some amazing pictures that demonstrated the power of forces like wind and water. This week we will read about rapid changes to our Earth's surface, allowing us to explore earthquakes, volcanos, and landslides!
Finally, tomorrow is Pi Day!! The children will get a chance to have pie with lunch. In addition, if they have any number shirts, tomorrow is the day to wear them! In my math class, we will measure round objects to calculate pi after listening to "Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi." It should be fun!!
Dates to Know:
March 14 - Pi Day!
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 18 - No school for students
March 24 - Magical Theater Performances
March 25 - Popcorn Friday / Bath Team Hero shirts
March 29 / 30 - ELA AIR Testing
March 30 - PTA Family Game and Book Swap
April 11 - 15 - Spring Break
April 28 / 29 - MATH AIR Testing