Happy new year and welcome back students and parents! This month can get pretty busy, so make sure to take note of our days off: Monday, January 16th, Friday, January 20th, Monday, January 30th, and a half day for conferences on Friday, January 27th. We are also nearing the end of the grading period for the second nine weeks. In math, we have begun the first of two of our geometry units where the students are working with 2D shapes, points, rays, lines, and measurement. In reading, we are focusing on story elements such as plot, characters, and setting. In social studies we are working on our economics unit.
We are continuing our learning on multiplication and division this month in math. In reading we are focusing on nonfiction text features. In science we are learning about simple machines and their uses. Interums will be given to students on the last day before Christmas break
This week we have no school on Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day! In math we are still working on our second place value unit. This will last until October 28th. We just finished up science and have begun our next social studies unit: Famous Americans. There will be a project coming up for this! In reading we have started switching rooms and are still working on making predictions and asking questions. Interium reports will go home Tuesday, October 11th and papers regarding conferences will go home later this week.