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Weekly Report, October 16-20, 2017  


Weekly Report

Dear Parents,

Thank you to those parents that donated goodies for our goodie walk for fall festival. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Just a reminder that I must meet with all parents before reports go home. If you have not signed up for a conference please do so ASAP.

Permission slips and money ($5.50) for the opera field trip are due by Tuesday! I cannot accept permission slips after the due date.

Laptops went home last week. A huge THANK YOU because all laptops came back to school and were charged!!!!! Please continue to make sure your child charges each night and packs them for school the next day.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask. Have a wonderful week!



                                                         Here is what we are working on this week:


Math: We will finish our chapter on graphing. Students will have a graphing test on Wednesday. Our next topic in math is understanding multiplication. I cannot stress enough the importance of your child learning his/her multiplication facts. All remaining topics taught this year will require them to know how to multiply. We will start our new chapter on Thursday. Students will learn how to use equal groups to find how many in all. All math homework should have work shown for each problem. I cannot assist your child in understanding his/her mistakes if there is no work on their paper.

Reading: This week students we will continue learning how to make inferences when reading text. Homework each night consists of students answering questions for the assigned chapter. All questions MUST be in complete sentences to avoid losing 10 points. Students should not be copying the questions or just answering them with “Because”. The question needs to be restated in their answer.


Social Studies: We have finished our unit on maps and globes. On Wednesday, students will be bringing home notes to study for their unit test. Maps and Globes test will be Wednesday, October 25th.

Science: We are wrapping up our unit on Earth, moon, and sun. Our focus this week will be learning about the planets, stars, and constellations. Students should be observing the moon each night and drawing the appropriate phase on their calendar. We will review these each day in class. Students have a moon quiz on Friday, October 20th (notes were sent home last week). They will have their final unit test on Earth, moon, and sun on Tuesday, October 31st.

Word Study: Spelling words this week are short a and short 3. Topics this week are: pronouns and present, past, and future tense verbs. Spelling test on Friday so make sure students are studying each night.

Writing: This week we will be working on writing paragraphs using a topic sentence, supporting details, and a closing. We will also be working on cursive writing.

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is:

The link to the school website and my homepage is: HOMEWORK IS POSTED ON SUNDAY EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Early Release – Thursday, October 19th

·         Students taking Nine Week Assessments – October 23rd – 27th

·         End of Grading Period – Tuesday, October 31st

·         Military Appreciation Breakfast – Friday, November 3rd at 8:30am

·         Report Cards Go Home – Tuesday, November 7th

·         Field Trip to NSH to see the Opera – Tuesday, November 7th

·         Early Release – Thursday, November 9th

·         Holiday – Friday, November 10th