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Ms. Katie, Ms. Hannah, and Ms. Lesley

Welcome to 2016!

Welcome Ms. Hannah!

We are so, so excited to welcome Ms. Hannah Hohle as our new assistant teacher in 5th Grade. Ms. Hannah joined us today as a full-time member of our community and she is already bringing her talents to our team!

Hannah grew up all over the world- spending time in Japan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California. She attended college in California, graduating with a degree in American Studies and African American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. During her junior year she studied abroad in Hong Kong and has traveled throughout Asia. She remains passionate about traveling and is also a talented writer. She has previously worked as an English teacher with 6th grade students here in D.C. and brings a wealth of knowledge, love of books, and strong interest in world history to our classroom. She can't wait to get started on our American Revolution expedition! If you have a moment, please welcome Ms. Hannah to Two Rivers when you see her. You can also reach her by email at

Welcome Ms. Hannah!

Upcoming Snack Weeks

Jan 4-8: Beatriz

Jan 11-15: Beatriz

Jan 19-22: Jaquada

Jan 25-29: Jamillya

Feb 1-5: Nick H.

Feb 8-10: Kameria

Feb 16-19: Skyler

Feb 22-26: Israel

Feb 29-March 4: Julian

School Calendar Changes

As a reminder, school will be closed for students on Thursday, January 21st and Friday, January 22nd due to expected protests on 4th Street. Springboard will be offering full-day care to students should you need it.

Parent Conferences

Mark your calendars for parent conferences on February 3-5. Sign ups for slots on those days will be coming your way soon so keep an eye out for the link in upcoming newsletters.

Academic Updates- What are we working on again?

Just to shake the cobwebs off after a long break:

In math we have wrapped up with multiplication of whole numbers and decimals. Expect to see the scores from that unit test in this Friday's weekly update. We are beginning our work on division of whole numbers and decimals tomorrow.

We introduced our Lesson 7 vocabulary words today, our next vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, January 15th.

Book groups continue to meet daily for work on literacy skills. We also began mini-lessons on foundational grammar skills for writing and speaking today to address needs we have seen so far this year.

We will launch our spring expedition on the American Revolution in February, but will be doing some "soft launch" work around the time period and life in the 13 Colonies to set the stage for our official problem. Stay tuned for more details!