Class News

Mrs. Hendrix's Class Newsletter - January 2016

Welcome back!

The second semester is here! Everyone had a fabulous break and now it's time to get back in the swing of things. December was a great month full of parties, fun, and celebrating, but January should be much more quiet!


In December we learned about holiday traditions and celebrations. We talked about how different people and cultures celebrate the holidays. We shared about our own personal holiday traditions and participated in our own classroom traditions, like our field trip and a Christmas party!

Monthly Unit

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What's the Matter?

This month, we'll be doing a physical science unit focusing on matter, what matter makes up, and changes to matter. We will investigate various physical and chemical changes to matter and will discuss elements of matter that make up many items we use every day! Students will learn about recycling and how the process changes materials, and we'll also begin learning about composting and gardening!


Key Vocabulary:

Matter

Solid

Liquid
Gas

Atoms

Physical Change

Chemical Change

Metal

Aluminum

Oxygen

Melt

Heat

Burn

Freeze

Upcoming Dates

Here are all of the important dates to know for January:


- January 11th: Clothes Closet

- January 18th: No school!

- January 20th: Grocery Shopping @ HEB

- January 28th: Blue & Gold Cafe