Monday, January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!

Second quarter report cards will be going home this 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 me know.

Please note that Monday, January 19th, is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there is no school on that day.
January 23rd will be 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL.
January 30th BRICKS4KIDS  begins!!!!

This week your child will inquire into the following:

Language Arts
Working With Words-  This week's words are:
 years, place, know, work,  little.
Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various chants and activities.

Reading-This week we will read and learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Students will read and answer questions about key details in a text.

Writing- Your child will be writing an informative piece about Martin Luther King Jr. The paragraph will contain a central idea and 3-4 supporting details. T

Math- Students will learn how addition and subtraction are related and also how to identify and use related facts.

Science- We will begin with our (Solids, Liquids and Gases) Matter Unit.

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math- Worksheet pg.89-90
Language Arts: M.L.K. editing for mistakes
IXL: F.3  

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math- Worksheet pg.91-92
Language Arts: M.L.K. match picture to clue
IXL: F.4  

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math- Worksheet pg.93-94
Spanish: Worksheet
IXL: F.5  

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Worksheet pg.95-96
Working With Words:  Worksheet
IXL: F.6  

SECOND QUARTER REPORT CARDS AND CONFERENCES – This Friday, January 16 has been set aside for the distribution of the report cards for the second quarter. This day is an early dismissal day for students, and they will be released at 11:45 a.m. We will follow the PM Schedule (which begins with period four). Conferences for this day are on a need basis. Teachers will send notices for the conferences on Monday, January 12. If you did not receive a notice, but would like to meet with a teacher, please do not hesitate to contact the school to set an appointment for the afternoon of that day. 

EPSON TRAINING – The administration team has decided to seize the opportunity being offered by Epson with the visit of a specialized trainer being flown to Tegucigalpa. Therefore, next Wednesday, January 14 will be an early dismissal day for students, and we will follow the AM schedule (period’s one through four). The training will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the computer lab. 

BRICKS4KIDS – As an after school activity for our younger students, the school has been in contact with Bricks4 kidz to offer six one-hour, Friday- afternoon sessions beginning on Friday, January 30. There will be a presentation for interested parents and teachers at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16 in the Library. Following the We learn-We build-We play approach, Bricks 4 Kidz after-school classes build on the universal popularity of LEGO® bricks to deliver a high quality of educational play.  For more information on its educational value, visit

100 DAYS OF SCHOOL: It is hard to believe that the 100th day of school is quickly approaching and so it is time for us to start planning the festivities. This exciting day is going to be on Friday, January 23rd. For this, we would like for you to help your child come up with a “100 day of school project.” For this, they need to build up a project with 100 items. They can display their project in any creative way. They can use any item. Please avoid edible items. This project should be in school on THURSDAY, JANUARY 22nd. These projects will be displayed as a 100th day Museum for other children to come and visit. Some items that you may want to use are pennies, cotton balls, q-tips, dot stickers, legos, popsicle sticks, wiggly eyes, buttons, etc. The following pictures are just examples of what you can come up with:

This is the rubric that we will be using to grade your child:

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