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    Great job on your opinion essay my friends! =)

     

    Please Note:

    This week's Fast Facts quiz will be on multiples of 8.  Please have your child study their multiplication facts daily.  Thank you. =)

    This week begins Holman's SOUPer Bowl Canned Goods Drive! The more cans we collect, the better our chances are of winning a pizza party!  =) 

     *DON'T FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR USED PLASTIC ITEMS!!!!!  Please bundle them in groups of 25.  The class with the most items collected will win a pizza party!!!!!!*

     

     

     

     

     

    Please provide your child with the following materials ASAP:

    1 Yellow Legal Pad

    Expo/Dry Erase Markers

    Expo Marker Eraser (or black washcloth)

    Pencils

    3 Subject Notebook 

    Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils

    1 Folder

     

     

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

     

     

     

     

     Secret Phrase:  "If you can't think of anything nice to say, you're not trying hard enough.  Show kindness today and every day!" =)   

    (write this in your child's planner for extra tickets) 

        

     

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      Here's What We Are Learning during the Month of January:

     

    Reader's Workshop:

    This month, learners will conclude their second unit of study:  Reading to Learn.  During this unit, students will learn how to utilize non-fiction text features to locate information and answer comprehension questions.  Students will also learn how to identify the main idea and details of a text, and how to identify cause and effect relationships.  Students will also learn how to differentiate between facts & opinions.  

     

    Writer's Workshop:

    Learners will begin their third Unit of Study: Response to Reading Essays.  During this unit, students will learn how to construct essays in response to nonfiction texts.  Students will learn how to develop an essay by stating a claim and using evidence from the text to support their thinking.  

    This month's instructional focus will be on multiplication & division within 100.  Students will begin moving away from visual models, utilizing mental math strategies instead.  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 6: Connect Area to Multiplication & Division 
    • Topic 7:  Represent & Interpret Data
    • Topic 8: Using Properties to Add & Subtract 

     

    Science:

    This month students will begin their second unit of study: Life Cycles & Traits.  During this unit, student's will develop an understanding of similarities and differences of an organism's life cycle.  Students will also learn that organisms have different inherited traits, and that the environment can also affect that traits that an organism develops.  

  • Specials Schedule:

    Monday- World Language

    Tuesday- Music

    Wednesday- Art

    Thursday- Technology/Library

    Friday- Gym