Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jan. 7, 2015

Dear Parents,

We hope your holidays were filled with joy and happiness!
It is wonderful to see everyone back at school! Please remind your child that he/she is returning back to school and that means that he/she must turn his/her 'thinking switch' on; follow classroom and school rules and bring his/her folder to school each day with his/her completed homework. We  also know how hard it is to wake up early again after a long holiday so, we  would like to remind all parents the importance of having your child go to sleep earlier on school days and having a healthy breakfast before school each morning.

Second quarter report cards will be going home Friday, January 16th. Parent/teacher conferences will be held the same day in the afternoon. This will be a half day for students. Conferences will be held on a need to see basis. If you would like to schedule a conference please let us know.

This week your child will inquire into the following:

Language Arts 

Working with Words- Your child will be reviewing all the Word Wall Words this week. There will be no spelling challenge this week.

Reading-The class will be reading The Little Engine That Could by Watty  Piper. We will be identifying the main idea of the story. We will discuss New Year's resolutions. The class will also begin learning about Martin Luther King.

Writing- Your child will be writing a personal narrative titled My Christmas Vacation. We will begin to talk about ideas and organization in their writing. This is part of the 6+1 writing Traits.

Math- Students will solve subtraction and addition problems using the past strategies. Math centers will be available to practice using different manipulative.

Science- The class will be inquiring into Solids and Liquids for the next few weeks. The students will be comparing various solids this week and experimenting with them identifying which solids can roll and which need to be stacked.

A.5 A.6 & A.7 

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math- Addition and subtraction worksheet/ Penguins
Spanish - Worksheet

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math- Addition and subtraction worksheet
Working with Words: worksheet

·       Early Dismissal and Conferences Friday, January 16th
·       SECOND QUARTER REPORT CARDS AND CONFERENCES Report Cards for the second quarter will be issued on Friday, January 16. Conferences for this quarter are on a need basis, and notices will be sent home on Monday, January 12. If a parent does not receive a notice from a teacher but would like to meet for a conference, please contact the teacher to set up a time for the afternoon of Friday, January 16. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m, and conferences will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
·       HOLIDAY – There will be no school on Monday, January 19 in recognition of the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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