Newsletter of December 8, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Winter is really here!;)- All is well in Room 315. The children are getting excited about winter break and I have to work extra hard to keep them “calm.”

Last week I sent home you and your child’s Class Dojo account number. Please follow the directions on the card and you will be able to receive reports about how your child’s day is going or how the classroom’s day is going. I won’t always have time to send a report home, but Class Dojo is another way of communicating with you about your child’s behavior during the day or week. You have to log on by using your account number.  Thanks

Reminders: On Friday, December 12, 2014, the fifth grade will attend the performance of The Nutcracker. We will leave school at 9:00 a.m. and return at 11:30. We will be walking to Mandell Hall located at the University of Chicago. Please remind your child to dress warmly, hats, gloves and coats.

There is a Winterfest program to be held on December 17, 2014. There will be two performances, one at 1:30 p.m. and one at 5:00 p.m. A note will go home with your child today. Please return it by Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Thank You

This week we will be working on the following:

Language Arts: We have started reading a class novel, Eagle Song. This story lends itself to our social studies unit on native American’s. We will also continue to work in our small reading groups.

Writing: We will be writing an expository essay based  on a topic of the students choice.

Math: We will begin Unit 5, Fractions, Decimals and Percents. This week we will review fractions and their different forms,  i.e. mixed numbers or improper fractions.

Homework: Study Link 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4.

Social Studies: The children presented their Explorer’s Box Project last week. They were great. This week we will review Chpater 3, “Early Explorers.” We will complete a Study Guide to review for next week’s assessment of the chapter.

Homework: (Students will be told when homework assignment is due): Worksheet, “Other Nations Explore”; Study Guide.

HAVE               A              GREAT              WEEK!


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