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News for the Week of February 1

Happenings in Room 22

*Students finished their study of the Body Systems, taking their unit test on Thursday. Students did very will on the test. Our unit on Space begins on Monday.

*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

*A recorder*

Please help your student(s) remember his/her materials on the following days:

Miss Mehlberg:



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 with “recorder” in the subject line.

Thank you for supporting music in our schools.

Tony Manfre

Music Teacher

Extra Technology Time

For students needing extra access to technology, Chromebooks will be available in our classroom during the following times outside of the school day:

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.

Spelling Reminder

*Please email me if you would like an electronic copy of your child's words.

*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

Room 22's Valentine's Day Party will take place during the afternoon of Friday, February 12. Please let me know if you're interested in helping to plan the 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

Math: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers (Chapter 4) and Algebra (Chapter 5)

Reading: Historical Fiction and Literature Circles

Writing: Body Systems Research Paper

Social Studies: Facing Slavery (Chapter 8)

Science: The Solar System