Woods Weekly

Week of January 25th-29th

Classroom Happenings

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to everyone who came out to McDonald's last night! The teachers had a great time working there and seeing all of you!

I will be placing the Scholastic Book Order today after school. The order should arrive during next week.


Spring Music Program:

Central's spring music program will be taking place on April 12th at 7pm. Mr. Meyer will be sending a letter home soon.

Student Council:

Our Student Council is sponsoring The Pet Project which will benefit the Porter County Animal Shelter. The project is currently underway and goes until this Friday, January 29th. Items we are looking for include:

  • old towels
  • pet food
  • pet shampoo
  • collars
  • kitty litter
  • toys
  • old pet crates
  • leashes
  • paper towels
  • puppy pad


We are continuing our exploration of electricity. This week, we will be discussing the following topics:
  • conductors
  • insulators
  • electric circuits
  • electromagnets
  • electric energy transformation

A study guide will be given out for the class to complete towards the end of the week. The test will take place at the beginning of the following week.

Social Studies

We are taking a break from social studies. We will pick it up again in March.


Lights...Camera...Action! We are concluding unit 5 with Reader's Theater. Student groups will be practicing and performing folktales.


We are beginning unit 4 which focuses on geometry and measurement. This week's topics include:
  • identifying types of angles (zero, acute, right, obtuse, and straight)
  • discussing properties of two dimensional shapes
  • comparing shapes based on their attributes
  • identifying and describing the center, radius, circumference, and diameter of a circle


We are continuing to explore the different parts of essays.


Students will be tested over all 10 Core Words. Then, I will choose 10 of the Test Words to give them on Friday. For the last word, students have to write the sentence that I say using the spelling word. I take a writing score for their sentence based on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

Core Words

  1. severe

  2. mercy

  3. pioneer

  4. early

  5. dreary

  6. thermos

  7. learner

  8. rehearse

  9. kernel

  10. cheerful

Test Words

  1. endear

  2. serpent

  3. appear

  4. earnings

  5. earthquake

  6. revere

  7. yearbook

  8. research

  9. earnest

  10. unheard

  11. engineer

  12. earache

  13. earthworm

  14. weary

  15. disappear

Important Dates to Remember:

February 12th: Mid-Winter Break/ No School

February 15th: President's Day/ No School

Specials and Lunch/Recess Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Music and Gym

Wednesday: Music and Gym

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art

Lunch: 12:20-12:50

Recess: 12:50-1:20


If you would like to set up a conference with me to discuss your child's progress, please email or call me. I am available 3:30-4:00 pm on Tuesdays and 8:00-8:30 am on Thursdays. If those days and times do not work for you, please let me know and we will find another time to meet.