Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

January 16, 2015

What is going on?

Math: Students will continue working on word problems that involve 3 digit numbers and/or two step procedures. They will strengthen their ability to compute addition and subtraction problems.

Reading: We will begin to distinguish the topic from the main idea of our nonfiction reading.

Writing: In Writing Workshop we will be learning how to create persuasive letters. We will be trying to convince our reader of an opinion or a belief with supporting arguments.

Science: This week students will be learning that the natural world includes Earth materials and will be able to distinguish between natural and man made resources through a variety of learning opportunities. Students will be learning that natural resources come from the Earth and include; rocks, soil, air, and water. Students will be learning that man made resources are materials made from natural resources that have been changed by humans, including; glass, plastic, fabric, lumber, and paper. At home, please continue to support your child by learning the differences between the two types of resources.

If you would like to schedule a conference with me, please let me know. I would like to meet with you in January and early February. Late Feb and March, I will be preparing for our long term substitute.

Book orders are due on Jan. 20th- Let's get their reading level up!

Report Cards

Yesterday students took home their Report Card for the 2nd nine weeks. Please review and keep your child's report card for your records. Please sign and return the brown envelope by Tuesday-

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, Jan. 16 - Classroom Community, no assembly

Monday, Jan. 19 - No School, MLK Jr Day

Wednesday, Jan. 21 - Science Night!

Science Night

Come one, Come Patsy Sommer’s Science Night on January 22nd at 5:30 in the library!!! You will get a chance to see the amazing projects our students have produced and see which ones are moving on to the Austin Regional Science Fair! In addition, there will be science stations run by our fabulous staff and parents! Don’t miss this once a year learning opportunity!


Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!