January Newsletter

Mrs. Patrick's Class

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable break. We have a busy, yet fun month ahead. As the winter months approach, please understand that we often have winter weather and some dates will need to be moved. Remind is the fastest way any changes will be communicated.

I do want to reiterate that this semester the test will not be read aloud. Unlike the first semester, students will be required to read the tests silently and independently. I will be able to help them with a word here and there, but not read entire question and answer choices to them.

What we are studying this month...

Writing- Compound Words, Synonyms & Antonyms

Math- Unit 5, Ordinal Numbers, Patterns, Skip Counting, Even & Odd Numbers

Science- Earth's Patterns and Cycles

History- Famous Americans

Reading- Main Idea, Problem & Solution

Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Jan. 6th- Welcome Back from Winter Break

Friday, Jan. 8th- Ticket Party

Monday, Jan. 11th- New Reading Groups Begin

Friday, Jan. 15th- Science Test in Earth's Patterns and Cycles

Monday, January18th- MLK, Jr. Holiday

Friday, January 22nd- Math Test on Unit 5 and Writing Test on Synonyms and Antonyms

Friday, January 29th- January Book Report Due

A look ahead...

In February, students will be required to submit a Famous American Project (due- Monday, Feb. 8th). More information, expectations and a rubric will come home this month about the project.

Vocabualry EnrichmentWords from December


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Celebrating our successes

I am so very proud of all the progress each and every student has made in reading in just one semester. I can't wait to see what the rest of the school year has in store for us all. Please continue to make sure your child reads 20 minutes each and every night, review their study guides and complete the homework packets each week.

Students have also done a fabulous job on Google Classroom as well as Plicker. Thank you for your support at home. We are well on track to meeting and exceeding our technology goals this year.