Mrs. Novack's News

January 23, 2015

Scholastic Book Orders

Our January Scholastic book order came home in folders today. Orders are due by Friday, January 30th. You may use the link below to order online or go to and use our class code J4YBQ. When you order online you are not limited to what is in the flyers. You can search their site for any books that they have available!

Snow Make- up Days

School will be in session on both Tuesday, February 17th (previously a flex-day) and Friday May 29th to make up for the 2 snow days we have had so far.


Please keep in mind that we will be going outside for recess unless the wind chill is below 25. Make sure to send your child to school with an appropriate coat, gloves and hat for being outside 20-30 minutes everyday.

Second Semester

You may start to notice that your child's work is getting a little bit more difficult in the next couple of weeks. We are really focusing on answering in complete sentences and responding to our reading through our writing. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thank you for all you do at home to support your child's education.

High 5 Behavior

We have been reviewing our classroom expectations since returning from break. With the unpredictable weather it has been very hard for the kids to get back into the “normal” school routine and remembering appropriate classroom behavior. Please help me to remind your child as they leave for school to stay focused when they are here. Thank you for your help and support in this! Spring is just around the corner!

Things we are collecting...

There are several items that we are always collecting at school. Feel free to send them in whenever you need to.

  • all plastic bottle caps and lids for our buddy bench project
  • Boxtops
  • Campbells Labels for Education

Coming up next week....

Reading -We will continue talking about the difference between fact and opinion as well as identifying the main idea and supporting details in the stories we read. When reading at home ask your child about the main idea of the story.

Spelling - New spelling words were sent home Tuesday for the test on Friday, January 30th.

Our sight words for the next 2 weeks will be:






Writing - We will continue working on persuasive writing. We will be using our persuasive skills to make book trailers to try and persuade others to read some of the Young Hoosier Book Award nominees we have been reading in class. We will also be finishing our traditions project by completing a quilt square representing our family tradition.

Math - We will continue working on those addition and subtraction skills, this time focusing on facts up to 20. We will be working on fact families and finding missing parts of both addition and subtraction sentences. It is still very important to be practicing those math facts at home.

Science - We will continue our first science topic about matter by exploring solids, liquds and gases.

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - art

Tuesday - PE

Wednesday -music

Thursday - art

Friday - PE & library

Important Dates

  • Jan. 23 - PTO movie night
  • Feb. 13 - Valentine's Day Parties
  • Feb. 16 - President's Day - No School
  • Feb. 17 - School is in session - make up for snow day
Math and Reading Game Links

This will take you to the students links section of the TCE website. You can find loads of great games your child can play to practice math and reading skills.