Friday, January 15, 2016

January News

January 15, 2016
The children returned from Winter Break refreshed and ready to get back to work.  Our schedule continues to be full of projects and exciting events.

We have been reading  I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King. The students will produce computer-generated timelines of Dr. King’s life, and will complete several comprehension activities. We continue to review editing and grammar skills using “Everyday Edits” and take weekly spelling tests.

We have begun a study of fractions in math. The students will add, subtract, and multiply fractions. They will also begin to use the concepts of equivalent fractions and simplest form. Along with our Math Expressions textbook, each student will work in the Key to Fractions Booklet #1. Booklets #2 and #3 are available for children who would like more of a challenge.

In social studies our class will soon begin a study of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  The students will be reading, working on research, and producing PowerPoint presentations displaying animals and plants described by Lewis and Clark. 

School will not be in session next Monday, January 18.  I hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.