March is already here and spring is approaching! Here are some important dates this month: Here are some important dates: Tues., March 8th: Field Trip 5th Grade – Madera Canyon Wed., March 9th: Field Trip – 3rd&4th grades to Saguaro National Park Thurs., March 10th: NO CATS for 3rd graders – (come Wed. for FT) Fri., March 11th: NO SCHOOL Records Day March 14th – 16th: CATS testing (no regular CATS classes) March 17th-18th: NO CATS (half-days for parent-teacher conferences) March 21st-25th: SPRING BREAK Mon., March 28th – 31st: Regular CATS classes resume
Students should be bringing home their CATS communication folder and communication log every week. Please be sure to read your child’s log each week, discuss what your child is doing in CATS, and sign it every week. SNACK – Please help your child to remember to bring a healthy snack to C.A.T.S. Anytime you would like to donate a healthy snack to share with the class, you are welcome to send one in. The kids always appreciate it!
Curriculum 6th Graders are learning about flight. This month, we will construct and launch stomp rockets and then chemical rockets. The 6th grade CATS class will NOT be going to Sky School, as trip dates for us were very limited this Spring.
Fifth Graders have continued to read the novel, Walk Two Moons. This novel has provided us with good topics for discussions regarding social-emotional learning, especially in the areas of empathy, compassion, and building relationships. We will also begin working on a cardboard carnival project this month. Students will be creating and building carnival games from cardboard and other recycled items. Students must build their game by bringing in boxes and reuseable items from home, nothing store-bought. Cardboard box d onations are being accepted now!
Fourth Graders have been doing lots of STEM learning! We will continue to do some fun things with spinning tops this month, as well as learn how to play more logic/strategy games.
Third Graders did some artwork last month and also had a visit from a UofA entomology graduate student with The Insect Discovery Program. This month, we will focus on science with a field trip to Saguaro National Park, STEM Challenges, and more logic/strategy games.
Other Important Stuff March 17th and 18th are parent-teacher conferences. Please contact me by phone or email with any questions or concerns you have regarding your child and the CATS program. I am here to support and help your child! (696-8437)
Always feel free to contact me with any concerns – 696-8437 or by email. Puzzle of the Month Can you write down five odd-numbered digits in such a way that they add up to 14?