The Classroom Connection

Mrs. Jefferson

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January 7, 2016

Literacy & Social Studies

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! We are having a spectacular week, and everyone is working towards giving their personal best as readers, writers, historians, and scientists! Here's a brief snapshot of how we're beginning the new year:


  • Setting new reading goals for January
  • Comparing and contrasting texts
  • Using close reading to make sense of texts
  • Using evidence to write constructed responses to texts
  • Collaborating as writers to compose the content for the Environmental Science Fair boards

U.S. History

  • Investigating U.S. expansion overseas
  • Reading informational texts and poetry to form our own opinions about topics such as Manifest Destiny and US expansion overseas

Environmental Science Project Writing!

Today's VIP Folder includes:
  • Graded papers
  • Scholastic Order Forms

Upcoming Classroom and School Events:

  • 1/9/15 - US Expansion Overseas Quiz
  • 1/11/15 - Begin WWI Unit of Study
  • 1/13/15 - End of 2nd Nine Weeks
  • 1/14/15 - Scholastic Book Orders are due. Please make checks payable to "Scholastic." Thanks for your support!
  • 1/15/15 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
  • 1/18/15 - Martin Luther King Day (Student Holiday)
  • 1/22/15 - Report Cards Issued and Tag of Honor ceremonies
  • 1/29/15 - Reading Goal Sheets and Book Reviews Due

Have A Warm & Wonderful Weekend!