Reading Calendars are now due. Please send them in as soon as possible. They are worth 100 points.
Grades for second quarter went home last week. I didn't set missing assignments to zeros at that point. I will only allow students to make up work until this Wednesday. Please check your students grades and see what is missing so they can make it up.
Spelling Bee lists will come home today for those wanting to participate.
Class Bees Jan 23 between 2:30-3:30
School Bee Jan 30 for top 3 finalists in each 4th and 5th grade class
District Bee Feb 21 for top 2 finalists from our school
SEDC Regional Bee March 6 for champions from district bees in Southern Utah
Spelling Bee Club Fri Jan 12 during lunch in the library.
If you have any questions or concerns contact:
Jeanette Shumway 590-2034
Here's what's happening in:
We are continuing learning about fractions. Students will be adding and subtracting fractions with unalike denominators. They will learn multiple strategies to create a common denominator. This can be difficult for some students and they may need support at home. If your child is one of those struggling I will contact you about homework.
We are reading vignettes from The House on Mango Street. Students are learning close reading strategies and how to be detailed writers. We will also be writing opinion and persuasive essays and working with figurative language.
We will continue our learning about Matter. Students will be learning that matter is not created nor destroyed, chemical and physical changes in matter, and doing experiments to help their understanding.
Keep reading at home with your students. I understand that they don't want to read aloud at this age, but it is very beneficial to their reading development, even in later years.
Thank you for all you do!