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Newsletter January 21st

Date: January 22, 2019 Author: Mrs. Fraas Categories: Newsletter 0

We will not be reading a story in our Journeys series this week.  We will continue to work on writing an Opinion Essay by analyzing a model, practicing and performing the task.  I think the kids are really enjoying this writing assignment.

Math Centers

As of now, I do not know when we will start math centers back up again.  I was able to do math centers last year because we didn’t have math focus groups.  I know my kids love centers and I would love to do them in some capacity, but feel like I am not able to get everything done that needs to be done.  For my volunteers, if you would like to come in and work with a small group to reinforce specific skills, please email me and I will get you on the schedule for February.  There will be more flexibility if you were not able to volunteer before, but would like to now.  Thank you for all you do!

Common Core Math Curriculum

Over the past few weeks, we have learned different methods to solve both multi-digit multiplication and division problems.  Initially, this can be very confusing for students.  That is why I do not send math homework home.  The math we are completing in class is different than the math you and I did as kids.  There is a reason we teach the different methods to our students.  It is important that students understand more than just the algorithm.  They will continue to build upon each concept to solidify understanding.  You can help support your student in math by ensuring that they complete their Zearn.org homework each week as this reinforces what we are learning at school.  Also, students must be fluent in their multiplication facts through 10’s.  Please make sure your child is practicing these at home.  Thank you for your support!  It takes a village and I appreciate each of you!  🙂

Book Order

A book order will be coming home in Monday folders.  Orders can be placed at scholastic.com/bookclubs.  Our online class code is H3P7Z.  I will close orders on Friday, January 25th.  🙂 

 

Food for thought

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.  The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

~ Winston Churchhill

View Calendar

January 25th~  Book Orders due

February 7~ PTO Meeting 7-8 pm

February 11-15~ Kindness Week

FEBRUARY 18TH- NO SCHOOL (PRESIDENTS DAY)

FEBRUARY 21st- EARLY RELEASE 1:25

MARCH 25-29th- NO SCHOOL- SPRING BREAK

Academic News
Math– Objective:  Multiply 2-digit multiples of 10 by 2-digit numbers using a place value chart

Reading- Performance Assessment~ this week we will focus on writing an Opinion Essay (Eye on the Environment)

Social Studies~
Science~ Magnetism

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