We are going to start the short week reviewing procedures, setting expectations and raising the bar on our work habit expectations. We are so excited to hear about their adventures, vacations, books read, and various other activities that they have had over the past 5 weeks.
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- Wednesday January 28th Track in and Mandatory Talent Show Rehearsal 4-5pm
- Thursday January 29th Battle of the books 9-9:30
- Friday January 30th ~School Spirit Day, Talent Show 6pm
- Friday January 30th ~ Kick off for Pasta with Pennies
- Thursday February 5th ~ Mrs. Hanley out at Discovery Education Training
- Friday February 13th ~ Early Release 1pm
We are going to start out with a unit on Historical Fiction and read the book Soft Rain. We will focus on comprehension strategies and use the CAFE framework to practice our reading and become better readers as the year progresses. We will also review the CASE 21 results in our reading groups and correct tests in class. Writing the first few weeks will focus on opinions. We will use the writing process to let our voices be heard on our various opinions. I am excited to hear their opinions.
We will begin our quarter with Economics. We will use picture books, hands on activities, quest speakers and a class read aloud The Lemonade War to learn about our economic system and how it works.
The last half of the quarter we will study various Land forms. More to come once we start. But think water, sand, water tables, observations,....
We will start out with a review of multiplication and division. Each day we will also review and correct the math case 21 we took in December. Then we will move on to our study of area and perimeter. Upon completion of our geometry unit, we will be studying growing and repeating patterns. Please continue to review all of the multiplication facts with your child nightly. Many students are still struggling with 7s, 8s, 9s and 12s. Take the time to quiz them orally.
All students will be retested to look for growth patterns and placed in the appropriate area. Please read the the Word study nightly homework as your child will have to sort words nightly and complete an activity. This will start Monday. If it is a short week, I generally do not assign words for that week.