1. Conference information will come out next week. We will contact you directly if we feel a conference is needed, but please feel free to contact your student’s homeroom teacher if you would like to schedule something.
2. PTA “Read and Feed” night is 2/19. Please look for information to come home this week.
3. 5th Grade Parents: Please continue to monitor for middle school information. At this time, you should make sure you have registered and created a portal for yourself.
Fourth Grade Happenings
4th LA: Literature circles will be held Wednesday and new jobs will be distributed due 2/3. Groups are reading different books so students are held responsible for knowing what chapters they need to read for their job. All groups will be finishing their book in 6 weeks and will then rotate books. We will also be completing a writing benchmark and working on grammar/editing this week. The reading benchmark is this Friday.
4th Math- We will finish up with measurement this week. Measurement is a skill that we will cycle back to and the students will get additional practice with this skill in science. The big focus this week will be elapsed time.
4th Science: Students have begun a study of force and motion. We began with vocabulary words and notes, but will soon more into applying concepts and vocabulary words in real life situations to develop a better understanding.
4th Social Studies: Students will be reviewing main events of the Revolutionary War to create an online timeline project. They must include the specific date, description, and importance for each category added to their timeline (battles, acts, conventions etc)
Fifth Grade Happenings
5th Reading/Language Arts: Students will take their mid-year benchmark on Friday. They are working hard on literature circle books and assignments with the final set of work due on Tuesday, 2/3. We are continuing to work on literary elements and vocabulary in class. Students are now working with their next set of WordMasters Challenge Words. They have definitions and will receive poster directions this week. Please check the agenda and/or handout for due dates. As they begin to study for the analogy challenge in a few weeks, students should also review words from the first list. They will only be tested for a grade on the current list, but words from the old list do show up on the analogy portion.
5th Math- We will finish up our focus on algebra this week! In addition to reviewing the material that we have covered, your child will also finish up the ABC book that we started together. This book will serve as a study aid. I am hoping to test by Friday!
5th Science: Continuing with matter unit notes in class. We will also continue research on Medicinal plants in the library with Mrs. Riddick. Once we have completed research and voted, we will grow medicinal plants at school and make a healing salve later in the year! The science benchmark is 2/6. Please study notes.
5th Social Studies: Students are beginning their study of the Midwest by examining the geographic features of the area. They will have another states quiz coming up in a few weeks. They must be able to name the state, the capital and tell the abbreviation. Spelling will count.