The Nussbaum News

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The New and Improved News: January 13, 2014

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So glad to have everyone back together again. Excited for a wonderful second semester!


Announcements:

** Our mid-year NWEA testing will be February 3-5 from 10:40-11:40. Please avoid having your child out of school on these days if at all possible.


** A reminder that this Friday is a Half Day for students and there is no school on Monday.


**Friday is Holiday Spirit Day: Hippy Day-Break out those 60’s tie dyed shirts and hippy clothes.


**Wanted: More mystery readers! Call the family or anyone who would want to come and read or share a fun skill with our class! The students love when we have visitors. Thank you to those of you who have already been to visit us too!

Related Arts

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: P.E.

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

**Library is every Thursday at 11:20.

What Are We Up To In Room 115?

Math

We will be working on perimeter and area. I am planning to have a quiz on Friday over the concepts we are learning.


Students are also working on a perimeter and area project for their homework this week. It is due Friday, Jan 17.



Reading

This week we will be looking at how we choose books and what kind of reading habits we have. The daily reading log will look a bit different this week as the students explore themselves as readers.


We will also be looking at book recommendations and learning how to share about books we've read and recommend books to our classmates.

Word Work

Our word work will look a bit different. The students will still be working with sorting the words but there will also be more focus on the vocabulary aspect of their patterns. I felt that the students needed more practice with the application of their words in other subject areas and need to know more about the meaning of the words in order to do so. Thank you for your patience as we try something new!


Don't forget to ask your student what their new words are and what they're working on this week. :)



Writing

We will be working on stronger paragraphs writing this week. Focusing on how to start and end paragraphs and how we know what information belongs in a paragraph together.


Katelyn Nussbaum

As always, feel free to contact me anytime!