Happy February! We've reached the halfway point of the school year. And although Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, we are still hopeful that warmer temperatures will be headed our way soon . Here is a breakdown of what we worked on this week:
We wrapped up our study of European explorers. Students did really well on Thursday's quiz and all of the projects that were completed for this unit. Grades have been posted to PowerSchool. Next week we will begin our study of colonial times. We will incorporate a lot of interesting trade books and research into this unit.
This week we continued with our chapter on factors and multiples while including prime and composite numbers. Students were quizzed on Thursday. Today we began our new chapter on fractions. We will go very in depth while studying this topic. Our lessons will come from both our Envision math text book as well as math modules from Engage NY. Please don't hesitate to communicate to me if your child is struggling. Homework help is available each day during study hall.
In ELA we started a new chapter book. We are reading Shiloh, a Newbery Award winning book. The kids are really enjoying listening to this audio book. The dialect of the main character is quite unique with his souther drawl, which is why we chose to use an audio book.
We were very busy in writing this week as well. Students wrote persuasive writing pieces to President Trump convincing him to pick a new White House pet. A even mailed our letters to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Other Important News:
Thursday morning our fourth and fifth graders traveled to Columbia High School to take part in the district wide choral festival. Students from grades 4-12 performed. It was a wonderful event. We look forward to our next trip on Tuesday back at CHS for the instrumental festival.
Our Valentine's Day party will be held on Tuesday, February 14th at 1:00. Students will be having ice cream sundaes and taking part in a valentine exchange. Students should make some sort of bag or box to collect their valentines from classmates. If you need any materials, please ask!
Have a wonderful weekend!
- Mrs. Kusche