Newsletter of February 23, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Shall we take a vote of who wants winter to be over!? You think it might be 100% for over?(:-) I hope everyone is staying warm and healthy.

This week I’d like to add a few more websites to my blog for you and your child to use at home after all homework has been completed. Please use the links on the side of this blog to support reading and math. I think they are all free. Please let me know if you have any trouble.

This week we will be working on the following:

Language Arts:

We will review our reading of “Why Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?” This historical fiction story tells in a humorous way the settling of early America by the Pilgrims and their struggle to become independent of Britian’s rule.

We will also take a comprehension test on Marion Anderson. “When Marion Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson” tells the story of the famous contralto who won world wide acclaim for her voice but also for the courage she displayed during a most difficult time in American history.

We continue to read in small groups books selected by me and that lend themselves to the reading level of the students.


The students will be using an article we read in class from our SCOPE news magazine to write summaries.¬†“We Were Just Like You” explores the more than 50 million oeople who were chased from their home countries by war and violence only be become refugees.

We will also write persuavive essays based on what we have learned in both Language Arts and Social Studies. The topic, “Was It Fair for the¬†Pilgrims to Demand Their Freedom from Great Britian?” Using information from our social studies text and our Journey’s book, the students will convince their reader why they think it was/wasn’t fair for the Pilgrims to want their independence. We will complete this writing in class.


We have reviewed for Unit 6 test and will take the test on Tuesday. We will begin Unit 7 in Math Journal 2 on Tuesday.The first lessons will focus on exponential notation, scientific notation and using parentheses in number sentences involving more than one operation.

Homework: Study Link 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4.

Social Studies:

We will review for Chapter 4 in our text. Building the First Colonies includes the Spanish,Virginia,Plymouth and the French and Dutch colonies. We will review worksheets we’ve completed in class to accompany these lessons. We will take the test on this unit by Thursday or Friday.

Have A Great Week


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