The Juliano Journal

January 4-January 15

Dear Families,

I hope that everyone is enjoying a happy and healthy start to 2016. It was so nice to see the students after our winter break. I missed them!


The January WEB calendar was sent home before winter break. Please continue to make sure that your child is reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each night, and that the minutes are being recorded. The minutes that your child is reading can also be recorded on the Magic Waters and/or Six Flags log sheet. This log is due back to school on January 22. It is very important for your child to read at home on a daily basis.


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Juliano

Curriculum

Language Arts



We have been spending our language arts time talking about figurative language. We have discussed similes, metaphors, personification and alliteration. The students constructed three dimensional snow globes which depicted these types of figurative language. They look amazing!


The children have also been working on a poster depicting their five most memorable events from 2015. It has been so exciting for them to look back at the past year and remember some of the fun events that happened!


Next week we will begin our fourth unit in our Units of Study curriculum. In this unit, we will be reading about migration and immigration. I think the students will really enjoy learning about these two subjects.

Math

We have almost completed Unit 2 in the Math Expressions curriculum. There will be an assessment on this unit on Friday, January 22nd. Please look for your child to bring home a chapter review on Wednesday that will help them prepare for this assessment. At this time, your child should be on his/her way to achieving fluency with his/her multiplication facts. The students should be practicing their facts at home on a daily basis. The study sheets that have been sent home work great for practicing facts!

Social Studies

Our focus the past two weeks has been on chapter 14. In this chapter, the students learned about issues that affect the global community. Students then began writing a persuasive piece explaining their point of view on which issue they feel is most important to helping our world. Be sure to ask your child which topic he/she chose to write about!

Important Dates

Friday, January 15th: Teacher Institute Day- no school

Monday, January 18th: MLK Day- no school

Friday. January 22nd: Magic Waters/Six Flags reading log due

Wednesday, January 27th: Early Release Day- 2:00 dismissal

Let's hear from our MVP!

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Evie says,

"I liked when we worked on the snowglobes. We wrote examples of alliteration, metaphors, personification and a simile."