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This week our class planted vegetables in our school garden. The children also planted seeds we placed in our grow lab in the Science Room. The children are very excited to watch our plants grow. Our hope is to plant our vegetable starts and send some home too. Thank you Morgan Devine for helping to plant in our garden.

Mad Minutes
 Remember to practice math fact flash cards daily to help your child memorizes facts 9-18.  Each day the children will receive one page of 30 addition and 30 subtraction math problems. They will be timed for a minute. asked to draw a line, and finish each page. The children are asked to meet the third trimester grade level expectation of 20/30 on both the addition and subtraction Mad Minute. Mad Minutes are not easy in the beginning, but soon the children will memorize their basic facts and finish each addition level A1 and subtraction level A4 (sums & differences 9-18).
Your child will soon reach or exceed each trimester expectation.

 You can assist our child with recognizing and counting coins by helping your child practice at home. Listed below are ways you can help starting from the basics.

Sort and Name the Coins - Give your child a handful of coins. Be sure you have included pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Please have your child place each type of coin in a separate pile. Ask for the name of each coin.
Compare Values - Lay out a penny, a nickel, a dime and a quarter. Ask your child to tell you the value of each coin. For example, a nickel is worth five cents. Ask your child to tell you which coin is worth the most and the least.
How Many Do You Need? - If your child seems ready, ask questions such as, "How many pennies do you need to equal a nickel?" or "How many nickels equal a dime?"
How Much Do I Have? - This activity is for children who recognize the coins and know the value of each one. Lay out several coins (start with two, build up to several). Have your child count coins telling you the total value of the coins. It is helpful to remind your child to start with the value of the largest coin and count on. Continue to practice as you go about your daily life. For example, when out shopping with your child, discuss the amount you are giving the clerk.

Important Dates
Ag Day - March 14
Leprechaun Traps Due - March 15