News from Mrs. Howe's Class

Week of Monday, November 12

What We've Been Working On:

Recently, we have started learning about our Solar System. The whole class did well on their assessment of the planets! We were very proud of them. We have also been working on long multiplication in mathematics. Don't be scared if you see them doing it differently; they are developing strategies! Give them a chance to show you. In Social Studies, we have started learning about the Spanish and French colonies. We've found that life was a lot different when America was just starting out! We have also finished up studying non-fiction texts. This week, we have moved on to fiction. A class favorite! Overall, we are working hard on many different, interesting things in the classroom!

Please make sure that your child is drawing and observing the Moon each night. It is imperative for our Moon phase unit we will be beginning after Thanksgiving! If they can't see the Moon outside, this website is a huge help:

We are finishing up swimming lessons on Friday of this week. Please remember that your child should have their bathing suit on when they come to school!

Important Dates to Remember:

  • November 16: Last day of swimming
  • November 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday--NO SCHOOL!
  • December 13: CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Kindergarten lunch @ 11:00 a.m., Fourth Grade lunch @ 12:00 p.m., Third Grade lunch @ 1:00 p.m. ALL other grade levels will eat bag lunches in their classrooms.
  • December 14: CHRISTMAS LUNCH: First Grade lunch @ 11:00 a.m., Second Grade lunch @ 12:00 p.m., Fifth Grade lunch at 1:00 p.m. ALL other grade levels will eat bag lunches in their classrooms. (THAT'S US!)