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January 4- January 15

Important dates:

1/15 Teacher Institute Day- No school for students

1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No school

1/27 Early Release- Dismissal at 2pm

Please Note: Please remind your child to record his or her WEB reading minutes, on the January WEB calendar, on a daily basis.

January Book Order

If you would like to place a book order this month, please click on the link below:

Scholastic Book Order

Class Code: N9WWG


The past few weeks, we have been busy at work making a special poster project called, "My Year in Pictures." The students are each selecting 5 memorable or exciting events that happened in 2015 and are making a picture collage with captions to represent these events. It has been so exciting for the students to look back at the past year and remember some of the fun events that happened!

We have also been discussing and learning about different types of figurative language the past two weeks. We've learned about similes, metaphors, alliterations, personification, and idioms. We read some fun books such as, There's a Frog in my Throat and ABC Superhero to help us better understand figurative language.

We ended off the week reading a few books about Martin Luther King and learned more about his life and how he changed our history. It was amazing to see how many questions the students had about his life and how much they enjoyed reading about him!

Looking ahead, we will be learning a lot about immigration and animal migration in the weeks approaching.


We have been learning so much about geometry the past few weeks. We've had a blast playing a geometry version of "Simon Says" to help us learn about angles, turns, lines, and other geometry terms. Finally, we have continued practicing learning our multiplication facts.

Looking ahead, we will continue to take multiplication timed tests 1-2 times per week to help gain fluency of facts. Please continue to encourage your child to practice his or her facts on a daily basis!

Social Studies

We have been learning a lot about important issues in our global community the past few weeks. Environmental issues, endangered wildlife, and helping others are among some of the global issues that we discussed in class. Each student then selected a topic and wrote a "Proposal" to the city council about their chosen issue.
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