Friday, February 15

It’s time for another break! Please remember there is no school Feb 18-22 and we will be back on the 25th.

An important date to remember is February 27th. The students will be going on a field trip to the Safety Village. Permission slips and information have already gone home and most have been returned. Thank you!

When we come back we are going to switch from Social Studies to Science. We are going to be looking at light and how it interacts with different materials. We will also continue working on drama’s in reading and informational writing in ELA. The students have done such a good job on their country research papers! Math will focus on the connection between fractions and decimals and also review simplifying fractions to the smallest terms.

Don’t forget the Read to Succeed logs are due back on the 25th!

I hope everyone has a great Winter Break!

Friday, February 8

Only one week before Winter Break!

Next week is incredibly busy. We are going to cover multiplication and fractions again. Students are in the middle of writing a research paper based on a country of their choice, research is being done at school as well as home. In reading we have started to cover drama’s and how they are structured. We’ve had fun putting on a history play in our classroom! Students will continue to practice the structure of drama’s and identifying themes. In social studies we are going over the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears. Next Friday students will have a test on these ideas and how the effected American Indian lives during Westward Expansion.

Next week is the spelling test, so students need to continue studying their words.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 1

It seems that January flew by. We’re already in February!

Next week we have Picture Day on Feb. 5, the packets for this have already been sent home.

In reading we are continuing to look at perspective and finding evidence for our answers. The students will use this skill in writing as well as they continue informational writing. In social studies we will continue with Westward Expansion and the lives of Americans after the Louisiana Purchase. Students will have a quiz on this next Friday. Math continues the fraction practice with work on multiplying fractions and understanding their role in repeated addition.

I hope it’s a great weekend. It’s sure to be a busy one with the Super Bowl being hosted in Atlanta!