It’s a busy time of year! This week, the students will take the reading benchmark on Wednesday and Thursday morning. The math benchmark will be administered on the mornings of January 31 and February 1. Please encourage your child to do his/her best on this assessment.
WORK OUT WEDNESDAYS- Each Wednesday morning students will participate in a fun exercise routine. Kids are encouraged to wear their work out gear.
STEAM NIGHT- Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30
INSIDE OUT SPIRIT DAY- January 25
Word Study: The test that was to be given last Friday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 22. New words will be assigned next week.
Reading: We will be practicing and reviewing all reading skills that we have learned during the first semester. The students will be assigned a chapter book to read later this week.
Math: During the next 2 weeks, we will work on finding the perimeter and area of various polygons, and we will work on telling time to the nearest minute. The students also need to be able to figure out elapsed time. Example: Mary left the mall at 5:00 PM. She shopped for 2 hours. What time did she arrive at the mall?
Writing: We have been doing a lot of writing in class. Students should be using margins on the paper correctly when writing. We have practiced writing a topic sentence with detail sentences. The kids should also be experts at using synonyms, past-time verbs, and possessive nouns correctly.
Social Studies: We will continue the unit on Ancient Greece and Rome this week. A test on this information will be given next week. The main highlights that the kids should know include:
The architects of ancient Greece and ancient Rome used columns and arches in the construction of their buildings. Ancient examples still exist today.
- Greece: The Parthenon (columns)
- Rome: The Colosseum and aqueducts (arches)
Mosaics, sculpture, and paintings are displayed on buildings.
- Greece: Pottery
- Rome: Mosaics
The government is based on ideas developed in ancient Greece and ancient Rome.
- Greece: Birthplace of democracy (government by the people); a direct democracy
- Rome: Republican (representative) form of government; a representative democracy
Olympic games of today are modeled after the games of ancient Greece.
Looking forward to a great 4 day week!