Collins' Corner

January 4, 2016

Important Dates

January 8 - Fabulous First Friday - Glove and Mitten Drive

January 15 - Student Holiday

January 18th - MLK Day - No School

Please note...

  • Now that the weather is much colder, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. Even though it may warm up in the afternoons, we go to recess at 9:50 and it is very chilly in the mornings. Students will need jackets and many times gloves and/or hats. Please make sure your child's name is written inside of all of these items.
  • Click here to view January's media center newsletter. Please note the due dates for orders for Mrs. Rosenstock's books.

Language Arts

  • The spelling lesson this week focuses on the vowel a when followed by an l as in tall and talk. Today we discussed how the sound of a is different when it is followed by an an l, and that it doesn't make a long or short a sound. We also reviewed the suffixes es, ing, ed, er and est.
  • This week we will review how good readers ask questions before during and after reading in order to deepen their comprehension.
  • We will revisit what a book review is and will complete a second book review.


This week we will begin a new chapter in math on money. Today, we discussed pennies, dimes and nickels and discussed how to begin with the largest value coins when counting. Please review coins with your child whenever possible and practice counting at home.

We will have an addition fact test this Thursday. Please help your child practice these facts. I have made sure each student knows which facts they should study for this week's test and have written it in their homework agenda under today's homework..

Social Studies/Science

This week we will begin a science unit on weather. Today we discussed air, and have started charting the daily weather in our science notebooks.


January 8, 2016 Winter Hat and Glove/Mitten Collection

We will continue our focus on showing kindness inside and outside of the walls of Lake Murray Elementary with a first Friday “outside” service project. On January 8, 2016, we will hold a collection drive for new winter hats, gloves or mittens. All sizes from toddlers to adults are needed.

Please consider having your child purchase one of these items to bring in on January 8. All collections will be donated to local organizations assisting those in need during the upcoming winter season.