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Maple Grove Elementary

January 8, 2016

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Animal Research and Reports

We will begin the research portion of our animal unit starting on Monday. Students will need to have selected an animal they are interested learning more about. Please help guide them with their selection and have them be prepared to share with their teacher Monday morning.

Research Writing Timeline:

January 11-22nd Students will have time in class to research and take notes on the animal of their choice. They will also be working on writing their star sentences using the notes they have taken. Work will come home each evening, so that you are able to see their progress.


A presentation of your child’s choice needs to be created at home; using the information and writing they find in class.

Choices could include: poster, diorama, brochure, slide show, written report, dress-up/oral presentation or any other ways in which they choose to be creative. These are due January 29th.

Box Tops for Education

Our class is gearing up for for a Box Top Blizzard! Each and every student can earn a prize for turning in as many Box Tops as possible. Box Top forms are in the Rock STAR folders. All Box Tops are due by February 11...or sooner. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of Most Box Tops in School!!

Weekly Academic Overview

Math: Four Operations with Two-Step Problems. Pictographs, Interpret Data, Elapsed Time

Reading/Science: Animal Classifications and Adapatations: Describe relationships between these scientific concepts

Language: Concrete and Abstract Nouns, Cursive Handwriting

Spelling: Sounds of (er) in the beginning, middle or end of a base word is er: fern, winter

Sounds of (er) after a w is spelled or: world, worth

Technology: Internet research utilizing Boise School District databases. How to navigate the web safe and successfully to gather accurate information.

Roaring Readers Program

Please join us in reading for 600 minutes to earn a free pass to Roaring Springs Waterpark. Students have already received their reading log, which are due back to school by the middle of March. We already read 15-20 minutes each night, so the kids should be able to reach that goal pretty quickly! Thank you!

Mrs. Self's Contact Information

208/854-5566...Self classroom phone

Mrs. McMullen's Contact Information

208/854-5567...McMullen classroom phone
Incliment Weather Letter

A letter from the Boise School District with Information regarding safeguards and precations of incliment weather.