Room 22 Rock Stars

News for the Week of February 8

Happenings in Room 22

*Students started studying the Solar System this week, beginning the unit with a "What Do I Know" activity.

*Students investigated the connection between their historical fiction books and the real historical events to which they are connected by adding historical events to their stories' timelines.

*Room 22 started our unit on Algebra in Math.

Important Upcoming Dates

February 8: Chapter 8 Social Studies Test

February 9: PTO Meeting (9:00 am and 6:00 pm in the Media Center)

February 9: Hungry Howie's Night

February 11: Leo's Coney Island Fundraiser

February 12: Valentine's Day Party (afternoon)

February 15: No School

February 16: Chapter 5 Math Test

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

Valentine's Day Party

Look for an email Monday evening about party information and a Sign-Up Genius link.

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 Unit of Study

Math: Algebra (Chapter 5)

Reading: Historical Fiction and Literature Circles

Writing: Body Systems Research Paper

Social Studies: Facing Slavery (Chapter 8)/Life in Colonial Williamsburg (Chapter 9)

Science: The Solar System