January News

Mrs. Wiggins' Class

Welcome Back!

Happy 2016! I am ready to hit the ground running with our brand new units we will be starting up after break. January-March typically brings us a lot of closings and delays due to weather. Be sure to come to school prepared and on time every day and read below to see how you can stay on top of what we are learning, even when it snows.


NEW Units:

Reading: Main Idea, Making Predictions, Asking & Answering Questions

Math: Fractions

Social Studies: Geography, Map Skills

Science: Simple Machines

Writing: Opinion Essay

Mrs. Wiggins' Class Fusion Page

Snow Day work can be found here :)

What can I do if school is closed for snow?

1. READ! All students should be reading for at least 20 minutes a day. Students who skip out on this time slow down in progress around this time of the school year and the gap between them and the consistent readers in class grows.


2. Practice math facts. Get out those multiplication flash cards and whip through them a couple times or visit one of the math sites listed below.


3. Write. Have students write about what they've read or journal everyday about their thoughts and feelings.


4. Study unit guides! Snow days don't necessarily mean that a test will be pushed back. If students have the study guide in their binder (which they will) they are responsible for studying. As long as I have covered all of the content in class, I will not push back tests because of snow. Students need to be studying for a couple minutes each day.


5. Want more? Check out our fusion page where there is an entire folder with documents that can be printed and completed on a snow day.


6. Keep an eye on the homework folder. If snow is in the forecast, I might send a packet home with students just in case. The packet of work will have a note explaining whether the work is optional or mandatory in the even of one or more snow days.


I would love to see any work your child does during a snow day. Keep a log of work or bring in the finished products for a class-wide shout out and possible extra credit!

January Schedule

January

11- Opinion Writing Prompt

15- Geography SS Test

18- MLK Day- NO SCHOOL

27- Main Idea/Predictions Test

28- Simple Machines Test

29- End of 2nd Quarter, Half Day of school with early dismissal


February

3- Fractions Unit Test