Starring Room 204

January 2013

Dates to Remember

Thursday, January 10th

We will take a field trip to the high school planetarium. We will be at the planetarium from 9:30-10:30. Lunch will be at school as usual and there is no dress requirement.

week of January 14th

The children will be taking their mid-year writing and math benchmark test.

Wednesday, January 16th

The library will be hosting their January/ February Birthday Book Celebration.

Thursday and Friday, January 17th and 18th

I will be out of the classroom to attend the district's Literacy Academy.

Friday, January 18th

  • Scholastic book orders are due. Today, each child received a coupon for a free book with a book purchase. Take advantage of this great deal.
  • It is the last day of the 2nd Nine Weeks.
  • The 3rd Grade Panther party will be at the UP Gym at 6:30.

Monday, January 21st

It's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is a student holiday/ teacher professional development day.

week of January 21st

The children will be taking their mid-year MAPS reading and math test.

Wednesday, January 23rd

We will be taking a class photo and children will also be taking individual photos.

Thursday, January 24th

Report cards will be ready on Skyward.

Thursday and Friday, January 24th and January 25th

UP will be celebrating International Days.

Things to Note


I have been sending you a copy of your child's weekly planner via email. She/ he is responsible with keeping up with at-home assignments but I noticed a need to send you a copy so that you can compare and assist your child with completing homework assignments. You'll notice that reading has increased to 30 minutes a night.

Building Math Fact Skills

Awhile back, your child was introduced to the site- For reasons unknown, the site was down but I recently discovered that it is back up. Math fact automaticity is important in building your child's math skills so please help your child build these skills with regular practice at at home.