Townsend Times

January 2016

Happy January and Happy New Year! We had a wonderful holiday party before we left for break. A big thank you to Mrs. Kozloff, our wonderful homeroom mom, and to our other moms and dads who either helped here in the classroom or sent in goodies!


We wrapped up unit two in our LEAD21 reading program and will move on to our next unit which will focus on different disasters that have occurred throughout history next week. This week, we are working on our Inquiry projects where we will research how science and technology have changed or improved something in our world. Please look for your child's Unit Two Assessment in their blue assessment folder in the next few days.


In writing, students finished their opinion pieces about a topic of their choice. We have also been working with literary devices in our writing. Students created snow globes using a different type of figurative language in each of the snow globe panels. Students will also write an informative piece later in the month after they research their topic for their inquiry project.


In math, we began unit five. This unit focuses on skills such as place value, reading, writing and ordering numbers, tenths and hundredths. We continue to practice selecting appropriate strategies when solving a problem and explaining our thinking. Students also continue to use the xtramath program to practice their facts here in the classroom.

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Science and Social Studies

We completed our motion unit and assessment before we left for break. Assessments will be coming home in the near future for your review. We began creating a travel brochure in social studies and will continue to work on it for the remainder of the week. Our next social studies unit will focus on immigration.

Enjoy your week!


Monday, 1/18 is a school holiday.

Tuesday, 1/26 is a early dismissal day.

Please return all tests and quizzes in the blue assessment folder.

Please return the December Reading Log to school.