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Merrill Ranch Newsletter

 Week of March 11th – March 15th


Working with Fractions

Fraction bowling

Name Fractions

Fraction Games – Fraction Go Fish

                                Fraction Bingo

                                          Frog Pond Fractions

                                       Pizza Fraction Fun!

St. Patrick’s Day Mystery Fraction Picture



Unit 3 Topic:  Changes

This Week’s Story:  Frog and Toad Together

Question of the week – What changes happen in a garden?

Comprehension Skill:  Author’s Purpose

Reviewing sight words for spelling test (afraid, read, again, soon, few, how)

Spelling Words (plan, helped, call, asked, planned, drop, called, help, dropped, ask)

Reviewing amazing words and their meanings for a test on Friday

(gardener, sprout, shade, destroy, nature, dim, sprinkling, humongous)

(Reading (“10 important sentences”) fluently for a test on Friday

Grammar:  Verbs for Past and for Future

Some verbs that tell about the past end with –ed.  The verb worked is past tense.

Some verbs that tell about the future add will.  The verb will work is future tense.

Author Study –   Dr. Seuss  - The students will be listening to many Dr. Seuss stories and be engaged in a variety of activities that coincide with the stories.  These stories will involve, math, language arts activities, science, etc.


Scholastic News Topic:  One Little, Two Little, 76 Little Ducklings – Science Focus:   Baby animals, Animals adaptations

The students will describe a duck’s life cycle and retell a news story about ducks.


Study for Amazing Word Test - Test on Thursday

Study for High Frequency Word Spelling Test – Test on Thursday

Study 10 Important Sentences for Fluency Test – Test on Thursday


Field Trip – Friday, March 15th – The students will be traveling to Colebrook Elementary School to view the performance “Brand New Day” by the Plymouth State University Educational Theatre.  The bus will be leaving around 8:10 and we will be returning before lunch.  This performance will be about 45 minutes long.

Please send in the envelopes the progress reports went home in.  We like to reuse them each time progress reports or report cards are sent home.  Thank you!!

Don’t forget to “Spring Ahead” on Saturday!!  Change those clocks!


Read-Across-America Dress-up Days 2019

Week of March 11th – March 15th

Monday, March 11:  My Many Colored Days (Wear as many different colors as you can.)

Tuesday, March 12: If I Ran the Zoo (Wear something showing a zoo animal on it.)

Wednesday, March 13:  Fox in Socks Day (Wear crazy socks.)

Thursday, March 14:  The Cat in the Hat Day (Wear red and white or dress as the Cat in the Hat)

Friday, March 15: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Wear lots of green or dress as your favorite character from that book.)

REMINDER: Thurs. March 14, the K-3 students will be participating in a special Read-Across-America reading marathon with three very special readers (Misty Blais, Eleanor March, and April Wallace). 

Pittsburg School Store: Grand opening March 11, 2019.  Handcrafted items, custom clothing, custom orders, and school supplies.  Located in room 408 at Pittsburg School.


Town Meeting

Tues., March 12, 7pm – 9pm


Early Release

Thurs., March 21, 12pm – 4pm


Admin Day: no school for students

 Friday, March  22