The Juliano Journal
Week of January 4-8
The January reading log was sent home early this week. Please continue to make sure that your child is reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each night, and that he/she is completing the reading responses for the month. The Meerkat activity for the month of January is a very popular one- bowling! Students need to return the reading log at the end of the month in order to attend the fun activity so encourage your child to work hard this month!
Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) for all students K-5 will take place during P.E. classes the week of February 1st. Fundraising envelopes will be sent home with students on January 11th. All students will participate in the jumping; however, raising funds is voluntary. Collection envelopes will be due February 5th. Please visit the Jump Rope for Heart website for additional information www.heart.org/jump.
Have a fantastic weekend! :)
- Should plastic bags continued to be given out at stores?
- Should hunting be banned as a sport?
- Should we give up certain luxuries (driving, using air conditioning, etc.) in order to save the environment?
Students first chose one of the topics that is most important to them and decided which side of the debate they agree with. Students then began writing a persuasive piece explaining their point of view on the debate and supporting their opinion with evidence from articles we read, as well as their own thinking. We will continue to work on these persuasive pieces next week as students will be going through the whole writing process. Ask your child which topic he/she chose to write about!
Students also began memorizing their multiplication facts. We started with the factor of 2. Next week students will practice the factor of 5. Flashcards for the 5s will be sent home on Monday.
This week we began our second unit of science: Water. The students learned about how some materials absorb water when it is spilled, while water beads up on other materials. The students also learned what surface tension is by observing what happens when they drop water on a penny. The students had so much fun counting how many droplets could fit before the water spilled. Ask your child how many water droplets he/she could fit on a penny!
Next week we will be conducting more investigations to learn about the properties of water.
Thursday, January 14th: Family Library Night- 6:30 pm
Friday, January 18th: Teacher Institute Day- no school
Monday, January 18th: MLK Day- no school