Spirit Day 1/11- Students may wear Spirit Day shirts
No School 1/21 – MLK Day
Students should be having their homework folder checked nightly to see if there is material that needs to be read and signed by parents/ guardians. Also by signing the planner you are acknowledging that you have seen their completed homework and behavior logs. Please do not sign the planner without looking to see if homework is completed.
Also, please be sure to check behavior charts and sign if there has been a checkmark added because of a behavior event that day.
Spalding - The students will enter List 17 Spelling Words and will be tested on List 16 on Friday 1/11.
Language/Writing – Students will continue grammar lessons focused on nominative cases and diagraming these more complex sentences. Grammar test next week. We will also be looking at different stories and writing exercises will focus on comparing themes in different stories.
Reading - We will continue reading strategies identifying elements of stories and recalling main ideas. We are also beginning to practice the proper use of elements of a good book: Setting, Character, Plot, Theme, etc. We will continue reading in our book studies (Tale of Despereaux, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nymn, The BFG and Holes - the study depending on which teacher your child has). .
November Poem Recitations are due January 30.
No book report this quarter – see Science Fair Project for this quarter’s “report”.
Math – The students will start the week with a review of concepts learned before the break and a test on 1/9. We will continue with lessons 56 and 57 practicing comparing and using fractions.
Science –In class we will begin our studies on the elements of scientific method. The questions for the science fair projects should be submitted by 1/25 for approval from the teacher. Please do NOT start experiments until the question/concept has been approved by the student’s teacher. Students should also be reading their biography of the scientists they have chosen (see rubric for ideas/instructions).
Social Studies - We are reading Unit 3, Lesson 1. We are continuing to explore the process of western expansion and Arizona’s role in the new country.