Friday, December 7, 2018

December 10-December 14

Hello Parents and Students:

We will be going to Angel Flight at 9:30 Wednesday, December 12. Students need to dress warmly this day, as it will be chilly in the airport hangar. If you have not signed and returned your permission slip, please do so as soon a possible. We will return to school by 11:30 for lunch. 

Here's What's Happening in:

MATH:
We have chosen to skip chapters 6-8, which deal with fractions, until after the New Year. This is so students will not forget what they have learned over the break, and, because they are so dense. We are currently working in Chapter 9. This chapter deals with graphing on a coordinate grid, line plots, and interpreting data.

CKLA:
We are in Unit 4: Contemporary Fiction. We will be reading vignettes from House on Mango Street. Students will be writing stories of their own this unit. They will also be working on an opinion piece; which pet is better, a cat or dog?

SCIENCE:
Students will be continuing their science this week with Mrs. Hunter. They are learning about electricity and magnets.

HISTORY:
We will be learning about the branches of government and why they are important. Students will also be working toward their Patriot Award.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
December 12: Angel Flight 9:30-11:30 (Whole School)
December 17: 2nd Grade Program
December 18: 3rd Grade Program
December 19: 4th Grade Program 12:50 Orchestra/Choir Program
December 20: 5th Grade Program @12:30  1:45 School Movie in the Gym

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December 3-December 7

Hello Parents:

Reading Calendars for November are now due.  These are worth 100 points in Power School and required homework. Please sign and return no later than Tuesday. If you have misplaced your child's calendar, you may write it out on a piece of paper.

We are currently completing our middle of the year testing. Students will be testing each morning from 9:00-10:30. Please try to have your child to school on time and to school this week as it is difficult to make up testing without missing daily instruction.

Please send your child to school dressed for the weather. Students play outside each day, even when the temperatures are low. There are less germs outside than inside, and kids need to play. Make sure they are bringing a coat and wearing appropriate shoes. 

Here's what's happening in:

MATH:
We are working in Chapter 9. We skipped ahead in our new math book to save fractions until after the holiday break. Chapter 9 is graphing and interpreting data. Students are using coordinate grids and line plots.

CKLA:
We will finish our poetry unit this week and move into Unit 4. Students will be reading vignettes from House on Mango Street. We will also be writing opinion pieces this week.

SCIENCE:
Students are learning about magnetism and electricity from Mrs. Hunter. We will also be experimenting with force and motion.

HISTORY:
Students are working toward their Patriot Award. They will be memorizing the Presidential Oath of Office and writing the Preamble to the Constitution. 


Friday, November 23, 2018

November 26-November 30

Hello Parents and Students:

I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend and ate a lot of delicious foods. I would like to express my gratitude for you and your children. They are a joy!

We will be rotating for science Tuesday. Students will be learning about electricity and magnetism from Mrs. Hunter.
PTA assembly Wednesday, November 28.
We will also have our book club November 29th. This is optional and students were to read a Historical Fiction book to attend.

Here's What's Happening in:

MATH:
We will review chapter 5 Monday and have our test Tuesday. We will then begin our next chapter Wednesday. Chapter 6 deals with adding and subtracting fractions with unalike denominators.

CKLA:
We will be reading and analyzing poems. We should finish our poetry unit this week.

SCIENCE:
Students will be learning about magnetism and electricity from Mrs. Hunter.

HISTORY:
We will continue to work toward our Patriot Award in class.

Upcoming Events:
December 13: Book Club Our genre is Comedy. This is optional. 
December 17: Christmas Week (watch for more information as the date approaches)
December 20: End of Second Term: Movie Day with Mr. Ekker
December 21-January 1: No School
January 2: School Resumes