Room 22 Rock Stars
News for the Week of February 1
Happenings in Room 22
*Students completed two labs to see how their bodies digest by eating saltine crackers and squeezing bags of oats and oil.
*Students wrapped up their research on their Body System topics. We will begin drafting our papers this week.
*Students have been discussing how time passes in our Historical Fiction books and are working on making timelines for the events in their stories.
Important Upcoming Dates
Week of February 1: Health Class during Specials
February 1: Planetarium Field Trip Permission Form and Money Due
February 2: Real World Problems Math Test (Chapter 4)
February 5: Spelling Test and DLR Quiz
February 5: Social Studies Test (Chapter 8)
February 5: Popcorn Day
February 9: PTO Meeting (9:00 am and 6:00 pm in the Media Center)
February 9: Hungry Howie's Night
February 12: Valentine's Day Party (afternoon)
February 15: No School
February 19: Planetarium Field Trip
Message from Mr. Manfre
Dear Families of Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders ~
We will officially begin our recorder unit the week of February 8, 2016.
Students will need:
*A folder to safely keep their music
*A pencil and eraser
Please help your student(s) remember his/her materials on the following days:
Although it is not necessary for students to purchase a recorder of their own, it is recommended so that they have an opportunity to practice between lessons. If you are interested in purchasing a recorder, please ask for a soprano recorder with Baroque/English fingering. Two places in town that have appropriate recorders are:
*Fenton’s Open Book – 629.8000
*A Joyful Noise Music Studio – 373.4030
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 591.1524 or email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org with “recorder” in the subject line.
Thank you for supporting music in our schools.
Extra Technology Time
Tuesdays: 8:00 am-8:35 am, during lunch, and 3:35 pm-4:15 pm
Thursdays: 8:00 am-8:35 am, during lunch, and 3:35 pm-4:15 pm
Please make sure that if your child chooses to stay after school, that they have a way to get home at or before 4:15 pm.
If possible, please let me know if your child will be utilizing these times. I will do my best to let your know in advance if there is a day where the technology will not be available outside of the normal classroom times. If students have a sub, these times will not be available nor will the technology.
*Student's weekly homework is to define each of their spelling words and use it in a sentence. Students can either write their assignment on paper or fill out the document on Google Classroom. Assignments are due by the end of the school day on Friday (unless otherwise noted in students' planners).
Valentine's Day Party
Just a reminder that if your child would like to bring in valentines, they need to have one for every child in the class. We would like to avoid any hurt feelings. :)
If you need help with providing your child with valentines for the class, please let me know.
This Week's Units of Study
Reading: Historical Fiction and Literature Circles
Writing: Body Systems Research Paper
Social Studies: Facing Slavery (Chapter 8)
Science: The Solar System