Room 22 Rock Stars

News for the Week of February 15

Happenings in Room 22

*A huge Room 22 THANK YOU to all the parents who volunteered their time or donated items to make our Valentine's Day party a success!

*Students began studying Williamsburg as we investigate what life was like during colonial times.

*Mercury and Venus were our "Planets of the Day" on Friday. Students are very excited about our field trip to the Planetarium this Friday!

*Students made models of constellations using marshmallows and toothpicks. We looked at how the constellations were given their names and the stories behind their shapes.

*Students dove into algebra this week and successfully solved algebraic equations.

Important Upcoming Events

February 15: No School

February 16: Time for Kids assignment due (found in your child's orange communication folder Wednesday, February 10)

February 18: Chapter 5 Math Test

February 19: Planetarium Field Trip (please remember to send your child with a sack lunch)

February 22: Chapter 9 Social Studies Test

February 22: Time for Kids assignment due (found in your child's orange communication folder on Wednesday, February 17)

Message from Mr. Manfre

Dear Families of Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders ~

We will officially begin our recorder unit the week of February 8, 2016.

Students will need:

*A folder to safely keep their music

*A pencil and eraser

*A recorder*

Please help your student(s) remember his/her materials on the following days:

Miss Mehlberg:



Although it is not necessary for students to purchase a recorder of their own, it is recommended so that they have an opportunity to practice between lessons. If you are interested in purchasing a recorder, please ask for a soprano recorder with Baroque/English fingering. Two places in town that have appropriate recorders are:

*Fenton’s Open Book – 629.8000

*A Joyful Noise Music Studio – 373.4030

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 591.1524 or email me at with “recorder” in the subject line.

Thank you for supporting music in our schools.

Tony Manfre

Music Teacher

Extra Technology Time

For students needing extra access to technology, Chromebooks will be available in our classroom during the following times outside of the school day:

Tuesdays: 8:00 am-8:35 am, during lunch, and 3:35 pm-4:15 pm

Thursdays: 8:00 am-8:35 am, during lunch, and 3:35 pm-4:15 pm

Please make sure that if your child chooses to stay after school, that they have a way to get home at or before 4:15 pm.

If possible, please let me know if your child will be utilizing these times. I will do my best to let your know in advance if there is a day where the technology will not be available outside of the normal classroom times. If students have a sub, these times will not be available nor will the technology.

Spelling Reminders

*Please email me if you would like an electronic copy of your child's words.

*Student's weekly homework is to define each of their spelling words and use it in a sentence. Students can either write their assignment on paper or fill out the document on Google Classroom. Assignments are due by the end of the school day on Friday (unless otherwise noted in students' planners).

This Week's Units of Study

Math: Algebra (Chapter 5)

Reading: Historical Fiction and Literature Circles

Writing: Body Systems Research Paper

Social Studies: Life in Colonial Williamsburg (Chapter 9)

Science: The Solar System

Miss Mehlberg

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Have a great week!