Mrs. Martin's Classroom Newsletter

January 4-8

Switch to Science

Due to the start of the 3rd quarter, we are switching back into Science. Social Studies will continue during the 4th quarter.

December Citizen of the Month

Congratulations to Talyn Purdy-Gillespie. He has improved so much over the year. He knows what the directions are and follows them. He is kind and caring towards other students in the class. He also really enjoys helping other students with academics when he gets the chance. Great job Talyn!!

90's Day tomorrow

Tomorrow is the 90th day of school so the school is having a dress like the 90's day.

Science Fair

It is that time of year for Science Fair and Science Night information. Science Fair and Science Night will be Wednesday, January 27th. The Science Fair will be during the school day and the Science Night will be from 6:00-7:30. Science Fair winners will be announced at Science Night. This year we are trying online registration to help minimize paper and help with organization.

Science Fair Sign Ups:

Science Fair Information Packet:

NWEA Testing

The second round of NWEA testing begins this week. This testing shows where your child is in reading, math, and language arts. Please try to avoid scheduling appointments on the following dates and times if possible:

-January 7 from 10:00-11:20

-January 13 from 10:00-11:20

-January 20 from 10:00-11:20

This Week's Topics

Reading: author’s point of view, Greek roots, persuasive articles

Math: measurement with a ruler, conversions of the metric and customary units

Grammar: Verb Tenses

Science: Newton’s Laws of Motion

Writing: Persuasive Writing

Spelling and Vocabulary Words for Unit 3 Week 5

fishbowl, desktop, waterproof, snowstorm, bedroom, bedspread, clothesline, lookout, campfire, grandparent, loudspeaker, blindfold, yourself, undertake, yardstick, overheard, railroad, bookcase, newborn, overdo Review: dresses, arrows, babies Challenge: eyesight, paperweight

Vocabulary Words: advancements, agriculture, characteristics, concerns, disagreed, inherit, prevalent, resistance

Weekly Events/Tests


Tuesday: 90's Day


Thursday: NWEA Test

Friday: Spelling and Reading Tests

Dates to Remember

1/5 90th Day of School- Wear your 90's gear

1/7 NWEA test (Reading)

1/8 Report Cards Available

1/8 Ridge Readers Minutes Due for December

1/13 NWEA Test (Math)

1/18 Snow Make Up Day

1/20 NWEA Test (Language Arts)

1/27 Science Fair and Science Night