Week of February 8th-12th
A big thank you to all who ordered from our January Book Order! Our order arrived earlier this week, and we were able to get 7 free books for our classroom library! Plus, every student received a copy of I Survived True Stories: Extreme Weather. Woohoo!! As soon as I get the February book order catalogs, I will send them home because each student has a coupon for 1 free book (up to $5 in value) with a purchase of ten dollars or more. How awesome is that?!?!
A letter came home yesterday (Thursday, February 4th) letting you know that students decorated their Valentine's Day bags and are able to bring in Valentine's Day cards/treats. Bringing in cards/treats is not required; however, if students decide to bring something in, there must be enough for everyone. All treats must be packaged and cannot contain nuts. Please view the letter that came home yesterday for a list of student names.
Student Council: Cookies and Coffee for Soldiers
Our Student Council is collecting 1 pound bags of ground coffee and packaged cookies for our soldiers through March 18th. If you are willing and able to donate any of these items, please place them on the table by the cafeteria. All donations will be boxed up and sent by The Military Support Group in Indianapolis. Thank you for helping us send the troops a little taste of home!
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.
Just like last grading period, Accelerated Reader will count as two reading grades. One grade will be for reading comprehension accuracy; the goal is for students to earn at least 85% accuracy. The other grade will be based on whether your child achieves his/her reading goal. All students have gotten their new goal for the grading period. It can be found in the front cover of their assignment notebook. Please take a look.
- mechanical energy
- heat and the transfer of it from a warmer object to a cooler one.
- light and its ability to be reflected by some objects but pass through others
- chemical energy
Students will take their Unit 6 test on Thursday.
- lines of symmetry (review)
- rotational symmetry (review)
- 3-Dimensional Shapes--names and properties
- sticking to the topic
- writing in logical order
- using different sentence patterns
- incorporating WOW! words
- using our 5 senses to include more description
- engaging with the audience
After discussing these writing areas with students, they are gaining more perspective on what they need to work on within their own writing. It is amazing to see their confidence increase and their writing grow stronger!
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.
***Because we don't have school on Friday, we will be taking our test on Thursday.***
Important Dates to Remember:
February 15th: President's Day/ No School
Specials and Lunch/Recess Schedule
Tuesday: Music and Gym
Wednesday: Music and Gym