Wow!!! I can't believe that we are half way through the year. Second quarter ended with great educational experiences and lots of hard work from the students. We were in serious work mode the entire second quarter and it paid off! The students completed our class novel 'Hoot' and completed seconded quarter benchmarks with great progress.

This quarter we are stepping it up yet another notch as we begin to prepare for the end of grade assessments and Middle School.

Just a few things:

Please be mindful that we have homework 98% of the school year. Be aware that students should complete homework each night (this includes reading).

Weekly Assignments:

                What’s Happening Wednesday- 1 page written summary of a current event

                Spelling: Vocabulary words are given each week and the rubric can be found on the weebly
                Read every night for at least 25 minutes.

Coming home today are the benchmark scores from 2 quarter. Please share them with your child. Remember benchmarks are great pieces of data for us to use in order to insure overall understanding of concepts. It’s just a snapshot!

Track Out:
We track out Friday Jan 18. This is an early release day!!!!! We track back in on February 5!!!!!

School News!!!
Please be sure to read Dr. Chambers’ weekly emails  or  listen to the Sunday phone calls. They are packed with information about what’s happening at the school.

Also be sure that the school has your most current contact information. It is imperative that we have your info in case there is an emergency.

This week:

Reading: We are reading a new class novel, ‘Maniac Magee’. This is a realistic fiction novel where we will study the author’s purpose, word choice, and character development. We are also introducing the genre Fantasy and all of the components.

Writing: The students will begin writing their own fantasy stories as we study fantasies in reading.

Science: We are introducing the basics of ecosystems which is our next unit of study.

Social Studies: We are wrapping up the Revolutionary War.

Math:   We are working on fractions !!!!

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