Mrs. Green's Class Newsletter

Room 203

HI PARENTS,

Thank you all for returning field trip permission slips! We are headed to The Grove on Wednesday morning. This field trip is part indoor and part outdoor. Please send your students to school with warm socks and layers. Boots, gloves, hats, scarves and warm coats are highly recommended. Students will be making their own food and lunch, so they do not need to pack a lunch or snack that day.


On Tuesday, the students will be watching a presentation by Fred Outa concerning the concert for Africa. He will be discussing the concerts purpose and the use of the money raised at the event.


Don't forget that we are off of school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We hope you have a wonderful long weekend,


Thanks,


Mrs. Green and Ms. Ruiz

Other Important News/ Valentine's Day

If your child is participating in the "Read To Succeed" program, the forms are due by Friday, February 5th. Feel free to turn them in earlier if you are finished!


It's time for Parent/ Teacher conferences! Information will be sent home soon to allow you to sign up online. I look forward to meeting with each of you and sharing your students successes.


Our Valentine's Day party will be on Tuesday, February 9th at 2:45pm. Students are welcome to bring in a bag or box to collect their valentines in. We will not be creating anything at school, so this should be done at home if they would like to make a Valentine's collection box. While students do not need to pass out valentines, please remember that it is school policy to include all students in the classroom if you choose to give out any valentines. A class list of students will be coming home next week.

MATH

This week we worked a lot on multiplying and dividing fractions with real-world problems. They've worked really hard to try new strategies to help understand and solve more complex problems. We took our Chapter 4 test on Friday. Next week we will begin learning about decimals.

Reader's Workshop

This week in Reader's Workshop, we focused on how to research and create a presentations. Students used workshop time to research their Westward Expansion projects. They also did some independent and small group reading about Daniel Boone!

Writing

We have continued working on our snow globe stories this week. The students learned how to add transitions to their stories to help keep it organized. They also practiced "showing" instead of "telling" to help describe their setting and add more detail to their writing.

Social Studies

In Social Studies, we continued learning about Westward Expansion. The students spent a lot of time researching their topics and creating a slideshow presentation. Everyone was given a timeline and as each group presented, they added the event to their timeline. They all did a great job presenting their information! Next week we will start our Oregon Trail Simulation!

ASK YOUR CHILD ABOUT:

  • Westward Expansion Project
  • Snow Globe writing
  • Read Aloud, Wonder
  • Spanish Class
  • Ms. Mowery's lesson

THINGS TO COME:


  • Monday, January 18
  • NO SCHOOL - MLK Day


  • Wednesday, January 20
  • Field trip to the Grove


  • Friday, January 22
  • School Spirit Wear Day
  • GB Family Event 6:00 pm