Room 22 Rock Stars
News for the Week of January 18
Important Message from Mr. Manfre
Dear Families of Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders:
During second semester, students will participate in a recorder unit of study
during music class. Recorders provide students an opportunity to use the
note and rhythm reading skills they have been learning, as well as develop
the cooperative team-building skills necessary to play in an ensemble.
Although it is not necessary for students to purchase a recorder of their own,
it is recommended so that they have an opportunity to practice between
lessons. If you are interested in purchasing a recorder, please ask for a
soprano recorder with Baroque/English fingering. Two places in town that
have appropriate recorders are:
-Fenton’s Open Book – 629.8000
-A Joyful Noise Music Studio – 373.4030
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 591.1524.
Thank you for supporting music in our schools.
Happenings in Room 22
*Students conducted an experiment looking for a connection between heart beats rates and increased physical activity.
*Students started meeting as groups in their Historical Fiction Literature Circles.
*Students wrapped up their unit of study on British Colonies in America (Chapter 7). We will be starting Chapter 8 (Slavery in America) on Wednesday after the test over Chapter 7 on Tuesday.
Important Upcoming Dates
January 18: No School
January 19: Chapter 7 Social Studies Test
January 22: Spelling Test and DLR Quiz
January 22: PTO Movie Night
January 28: Half Day (dismissal at 11:55 a.m.)
January 28: Body Systems Test
January 29: Half Day (dismissal at 11:55 a.m.)
January 29: Chapter 4 Math Test
January 29: Spelling Test and DLR Quiz
January 29: End of the First Semester
*Student's weekly homework is to define each of their spelling words and use it in a sentence. Students can either write their assignment on paper or fill out the document on Google Classroom. Assignments are due by the end of the school day on Friday (unless otherwise noted in students' planners).
This Week's Units of Study
Reading: Historical Fiction and Literature Circles
Writing: Body Systems Research Paper
Social Studies: British Colonies in America (Chapter 7)/Facing Slavery (Chapter 8)
Science: Respiratory System/Digestive System