January 14th – 18th

Hello Parents!

We really enjoyed helping your students to focus on their project week characters last week and write their first two paragraph essay!  Thank you for all the help and support you gave them at home completing their Keyword Outlines!  Remember that this Wednesday, January 16th is Project Night. Students should arrive at school in costume at 5:45PM on Wednesday evening.  Parents will then be able to view projects from 6PM -7PM.  We really look forward to sharing with you all the hard work your students have put in to completing their projects!

Spalding: We will have 30 words this week, but there will  not be Spalding homework on Wednesday due to Project Night, we will complete their homework in class on Wednesday. Also please ensure that they are using their best handwriting and are careful to use correct Spalding letter formation. Practicing their correct letter formation in manuscript now will help them to more easily move into cursive which we will begin in February!

Math: Monday we will review multiplication and division by 4s and have a quiz.  Tuesday through Friday we will study word problems and begin multiplying and dividing by 5s. Students are expected to complete their XtraMath homework only 4 times at home this week. (There will be no homework on Wednesday night due to Project Night.)

History: The beginning of this week will be spent with final preparations for Project Night.  On Wednesday, we will begin studying the United States Constitution.

Reading: This week we will be begin reading Sarah, Plain and Tall written by Patricia MacLachlan.

Poetry: Your student will begin memorizing our new poem, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost. Recitations will take place the week of February 4th.

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Have a Wonderful Week!

Ms. Allen, Mrs. Pim, Ms. Castle and Mrs. Cox

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