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    Yet another great week we had! =)



    Please Note: 

    Back to School Night for Grades 3-5 will be held on Wednesday, September 25th @ 7:00. I'm looking forward to meeting you. =)

    Mark Your Calendar:  Thursday, September 26th is Disney Day!  Wear your favorite Disney themed outfit.  Friday, September 27th is School Spirit Day!  Wear your best Holman gear! =)  

    *Please provide your child with TWO SETS of multiplication cards.  Keep one set at home and send the other to school.  Thank you in advance. =)*

    Spelling homework will begin this week.  Please be on the lookout for a "Spelling Choice Board".  Homework is due every Friday. =)




    Please provide your child with the following materials by ASAP:

    1 Yellow Legal Pad

    Expo/Dry Erase Markers

    Expo Marker Eraser (or black washcloth)


    1 Spiral Notebook

    Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils

    1 Folder



    *Donations of Tissues, Snacks, & Expo Markers would be greatly appreciated*





     Secret Phrase:  "Do the right thing!  Even when no one is looking." =) Write this in your child's planner for extra tickets! =)







      Here's What We Are Learning During the Month of September:


    Reader's Workshop:

    This month, learners will begin their first unit of study:  Building a Reading Life.  During this unit, students will learn how to make reading more meaningful and rewarding.  Students will learn how to apply the behaviors of "good readers" and will learn the routines of Reader's Workshop.  In addition, students will learn how to monitor their comprehension, envision a story, and form predictions based on text evidence.  Students will also learn how to summarize a text and use context clues to find the meaning of unknown words. 

    Writer's Workshop:

    This month, learners will begin their first unit of study:  Crafting True Stories.  During this unit, students will learn how to write personal narratives by zooming in on a small moment.  Students will learn how to develop their narratives by crafting strong openings & closings, and stretching their writing with vivid details, strong action verbs, figurative language, and dialogue.  



    This month's instructional focus will be on multiplication & division.  Students will explore these concepts by using manipulatives and visual models to build a conceptual understanding of the topic.  Students will learn how to model the concepts, as well as strategies to help them memorize their facts.     Please Note:  It is IMPERATIVE that students are studying their basic multiplication facts DAILY.  The goal is to have all facts memorized by Christmas Break.  Thank you! =)

    The following units will be covered this month:

    • Topic 1:  Understand Multiplication & Division
    • Topic 2:  Multiplication Facts:  Using Patterns 

    Social Studies:

    This month, learners will begin their first unit of study:  Government & the Democratic Process.  During this unit, students will explore the responsibilities of the local, state, and federal government. Students will also participate in a class election. 



    Mon: Gym

    Tues: Spanish

    Wed: Tech

    Thursday: Music

    Friday: Art 


  • Specials Schedule:

    Monday- World Language

    Tuesday- Music

    Wednesday- Art

    Thursday- Technology/Library

    Friday- Gym