Mrs. Blalock's Bulletin

Class Update 12/15/14

Dates and Events to Remember

  • Dec. 19th Economic Shopping 9:15-10:15am Dockside
  • Dec. 19th Winter Party 1:30pm Our Classroom
  • Dec. 22- Jan. 2 WINTER BREAK

MAP Update and Practice Sites

Students may be taking their Math MAP test in January on Ipads. Any help by practicing math sites below at home would be great if you have access to an Ipad or tablet.

Math MAP-Excellent place to sharpen math skills!

Reading MAP-Practice reading online and show what you know!

Prepdog-Take a practice test and sharpen your skills in reading and math at this site.


We will finish Chapter 4 on subtracting two digit numbers before the winter break. Our next unit will be on money. Identifying the names and values of each coin will be where we start. Then adding up a combination of coins to show the sum.

No Fact Quiz this week. Students will pick up where they left off after the break.

Students can practice addition facts on Quizlet to increase fact fluency. This site has interactive flashcards and games to help students learn facts by heart.

Language Arts

During reading and writing, students will read books, engage in book talks, discuss parts of a Book Review, read and discuss Book Reviews by kids for kids at Spaghetti Book Club, practice writing group reviews including summaries, opinions and recommendations and then work on their own Book Review. Students will share reviews and get peer feedback before publishing.

No Spelling Lesson this week. We will do word ladders this week.

Students can review Lessons 16-27 if they like at Spellingcity.

Social Studies/Science

Students will review economic vocabulary and skills as we lead up to our Economics Shopping Day. We will read about magnets in science and do several experiments before the winter break.

Goods and Services Game

The Perfect Pet Game

Goods and Services2 Game

Magnet Fun!

Scholastic Book Club- Optional

If you are interested in ordering books for your child, preview the following site.

Scholastic Book Club.

Our class code is HGT62.

We receive free books for our classroom with every order. Thank you!

LMES Spirit Wear

Here is the information and order form for new LMES Spirit Wear. Several Parents have asked about this, so I wanted to add it to our newsletter.

LMES Spirit Wear and Printable Order Form