Hello families!

Happy Friday!  We hope that you all had a great week.  We were busy learning all week long! Please make sure to return your child’s progress report on Monday.  Remember, this is just a mid-checkpoint for your child.  Make sure to contact your child’s teacher with any questions.

Next week is Valentine’s Day.  Parties will take place in your child’s classroom from 1:00-2:00pm.  Your child should bring in a “mailbox” for their Valentine’s cards on Thursday, February 14th.  We look forward to seeing you all if you choose to/are able to attend the parties.

Important dates to know:

  • February 8–Progress Reports issued
  • February 8–Science Night, 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • February 12–PTO meeting, 6:30pm
  • February 13–Rising Star and Perfect Attendance, 8:00am, Library
  • February 14–Valentine’s Day parties, 1pm-2pm in classrooms
  • February 15-27–Read-A-Thon
  • February 18–No school
  • February 28–Clay Lady Field Trip
  • March 1–Read-A-Thon celebration/Book character Day
  • March 7–Wax Museum for parents, 8:30am in classrooms
  • March 8–Half Day, dismissal at 11:30
  • March 11-15–Spring Break

Here is what we’ll be up to this week:

ELA: Our focus question in ELA is “How do animals depend on their environment to survive?”.  We will begin our culminating task this week.  Our task will be “we have been reading texts about behavioral and physical animal adaptations.  You will create your own unique animal and describe the adaptations it would need to survive in a specific environment.  Draw a picture of your animal and write a narrative story from the animal’s point of view describing how its unique features help it survive in its environment.”  This task allows the students to be creative, while also applying skills and concepts.  Ask your child, “What animal have you created?  How has your animal adapted to survive where it lives?”.  We will have spelling words as usual this week. 

MATH:  Can you believe we are still working on fractions?  We are working on equivalent fractions this week.  Please, please, please make sure that your child is still keeping up with practicing multiplication AND division facts at home every night.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES: In Science this week we will continue learning about weather.  We will learn about different kinds of clouds as well as observe the weather patterns throughout the week.  In Social Studies, we are moving on to Asia.  Be on the lookout for a map to study throughout the week.

You can expect your child to be assessed on the following items:

  • Phonics
  • Fractions
  • Science
  • Map of Asia

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.