Pirate Weekly News

February 1-5

Dear Parents,

Our students will begin working on their poetry booklets in class this week and I can't wait to see what creative poems they come up with. I will also be sending home information about the Solar System Project this week. The students have been interested in and asking lots of questions about the planets in our solar system. Our class is enjoying reading articles and researching to find out more about our neighbors in space.

Our special area schedule has changed for the 3rd nine weeks as follows:

Monday - Music, Tuesday -PE, Wednesday -Computer Lab, Thursday - Library/Guidance, Friday -Art

Please remember to wear sneakers on Tuesdays for PE!

What we are learning this week

Math:

Fractions: Fractions and Decimals: Write a fraction with a denominator of 10 or 100 using decimal notation, and read and write a decimal number as a fraction. Compare and order decimals.


Science: Solar System: Compare and contrast the inner and outer planets


Social Studies:

American Revolution: Key Battles (Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Charleston and Cowpens, Saratoga, Yorktown) Test on Friday


Language Arts:

Spelling tests will be given on Fridays!

Spelling Homework: All homework is to be done in the Word Study Folder

Mon. sort words and write the sort in folder.

Tues. Ladder words

Wed. sort words and write two times each

Thurs. Practice test

Reading: Guided Reading Groups, Shared reading: Wonder, Poetry: figurative language

Writing: Opinion Writing: writing opinions and persuasive writing

Language Usage: Poetry: figurative language

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 12 Make up day

Feb. 15, no school Presidents Day

Mar. 14 and 25 no school for students (teacher workdays)

April 4-8 Spring Break No school

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