Weekly News ~ February 25

Dear Families,

We hope the children a fabulous February break getting to rest, play, make things, use imaginations, read and have adventures! Take picture of your child reading in an unusual setting over the break and post it on SeeSaw. We have 10 tickets for each poster!

Donations needed: We are completely out of tissues and sanitizing table wipes (Lysol or Clorox preferred) and class snack (animal crackers or Goldfish preferred).

Here’s the learning plan:

  • Math ~ Fractions, measurement
  • Reading ~ Nonfiction reading responses
  • Writing ~ Peter Pan writing responses
  • Language Arts ~ Complex sentences, parts of speech review
  • Social Studies ~ Explorer Unit

Homework:

  • Reading – 20 minutes
  • Education Galaxy – 10 minutes
  • Typing. com

Happy Birthday, Ava and Mrs. Mann!

Thank you for all your kindnesses, and devotion to the education of your children!

Warm regards, Mrs. Pennington

Milestones Preparation

In preparation for computer-based Milestones testing in April, third and fifth grade students are receiving extra instruction in typing. Each student has been given an account and assigned lessons at Typing.com. During their first lessons, all students received logins and passwords. Students will practice during weekly typing instruction but are also highly encouraged to practice in the classroom, computer lab, ASP and at home throughout February, March and Spring Break. Practice can only be completed on a laptop or desktop computer. Tablets and smart devices will not work. We want our third and fifth graders to feel successful and self-assured before the test begins. Please allow them to practice as part of their weekly homework.

We don’t want typing to get in the way of a good test score. Thank you!

Mrs. P and Mrs. M

Weekly News ~ Feb. 11

Dear families,

We have some exciting events this week before our February holiday!

*Thursday is Valentine’s Day. Please have your child bring in their Valentines to share and a decorated bag or box on Wednesday or Thursday. A class list went home last week.
*STEM DAY is Friday! The students have worked very hard to complete their Minecraft project. The projects will be shown from 9:30 to 10:15. We hope to see you!

Our learning plan:

  • Math- Comparing fractions
  • Fact Fluency- work on multiplication facts 6-10.
  • Reading– Determining the theme in Peter Pan
  • Social Studies- John Cabot and Vasco Nunez de Balboa
  • ELA- Compound sentences
  • Writing – Opinion writing publishing

Thank you for your patience and understanding during my recent absence due to my father’s hospitalization and passing. The children were in Mrs. Mann’s very capable hands. We’re a strong team.

warm regards,

Kim Pennington