January 8, 2014

Room 106 News

Welcome Back!

It is hard to believe that January is already here. I hope you all enjoyed winter break. I am excited to start a new quarter.


Report Cards

1st Semester Grades will be sent

home with students on January 7th

at the end of the day.




Mark Your Calendars!

January 13th:

PTO Meeting

February 3rd & 5th:

2:00 Dismissal

4:00—7:00 Parent Teacher Conferences

February 4th:

2:00 Dismissal

February 6th:

11:30 Dismissal

1:00-4:00 Parent Teacher Conferences


Math


The students are doing a fantastic job completing their weekly homework. Each day the students are assigned 30 math problems in class. As the math concepts get more difficult the students might be bringing home more homework. Please assist your child with any questions they might have on their daily work.


Here are the lessons we will cover this week:

Tuesday - Lesson 61 - Using Letters to Identify Geometric Figures

Wednesday - Lesson 62 - Estimating Arithmetic Answers with Rounded and Compatible Numbers

Thursday - Lesson 63 - Subtracting a Fraction from a Whole Number Greater Than 1

Friday - Lesson 64 - Using Money to Model Decimal Numbers


Also, please encourage a few minutes of daily math fact practice! http://www.abcya.com is a fantastic website to sharpen those skills!



Language Arts - Wonders ... Test on Tuesday, January 14

This week's essential question: Where can you find patterns in nature?


Click the link here to login and learn more about the skills and activities we will be teaching.


SKILLS:

Grammar - Main and Helping Verbs

Genre - Expository Text

Comprehension Skills - Main Idea and Key Details

Comprehension Strategy - Ask and Answer Questions

Vocabulary Skill - Greek Roots


Spelling Test Tuesday, January 14

This week's spelling words will focus on vowel team syllables. Encourage daily practice and be sure to check your child's planner for spelling homework. Also, take advantage of http://www.spellingcity.com ... great resource and makes studying for spelling fun!




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