Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

January 17th, 2014

What is going on?

What we are learning this coming week...

Math: This is our last week of fractions. This week we’ll be looking at collections of objects to create fractions, compare fractions (picture representation only), have a Celebration of Knowledge (assessment), and play several fractions games. Please have them notice fractions at home too while cooking or breaking apart objects. Real life application makes for a solid foundation.

Reading & Writing: This week, we will look through all of the cultures that we have researched, and choose one to make an All About Book. We will review elements of nonfiction books: Table of Contents, chapters, diagrams, index and glossary. Students will use their research notes and write paragraphs about what they have learned. They will end up with a nonfiction book that includes daily life, school life, holidays, food and languages of their researched country.

Science: This week students will be using their previous knowledge of resources (man-made/natural) to springboard into our new unit, conservation of resources. Students will identify and demonstrate how to use, conserve, and dispose of natural resources and materials such as conserving water and reuse or recycling of paper, plastic, and metal. Using the donated materials students will re-purpose the materials to construct a new object.

Grammar: This month, students will continue exploring nouns (common, proper, plural, singular, pronouns), verbs and adjectives.

Do we have a crafty parent to make this for our door? (the picture in the top right) It is for safety reasons, in case of a school intruder. I can quickly lock us in the classroom. We live in a crazy world! When I began teaching, I would of never thought I would be asking for such a silly little thing. Our schools should be a safe place for everyone!

We also are in need of 22 smarties (candies) for a fraction activity. We also need clorox wipes.

Thanks for considering! Please reply to let me know if you can donate any of these items.

On the calendar....

Monday, January 20 - No School; MLK Jr Day

Friday January 24-27th I will be out of town. Mrs. Tiwari is in charge. Please call the office for any changes of schedule or how the children are getting home on Friday and Monday. I will try to get an early newsletter out..depends on what fires pop up.


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