This week we will wrap up our study of the Declaration of Independence. Students will be challenged to learn a section from the Declaration of Rights portion;
We will also be learning about Patriots and Loyalists and comparing King George III and George Washington.
Wednesday, January 15th is the birthday of the great Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as we learn about him and the impact he made on our nation, students will be asked to make Monday, January 20th a “day on” instead of “a day off” I look forward to hearing all about what they choose to do when we return to school on Tuesday. For more information about this idea, check out the link. https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service
Although there is no snow in our forecast, we are going to have a little winter fun by writing Snowmen alliteration poems this week.
Tuesday is our Library Day!
We’re off to a busy start to our new year and new decade! Be sure to check out the important dates at the bottom of this post!
In class this week we will take some time on Tuesday to reflect on our accomplishments and memories of 2019, and look ahead to some goals that we want to achieve in 2020. On Wednesday we will begin our study of the greatest breakup letter ever written, the Declaration of Independence. Thursday and Friday are Benchmark days, be sure to get good rest, eat a good breakfast, and come ready to show what you know!
Math benchmark & report cards coming home – Thursday, Jan. 9
Reading benchmark – Friday, Jan. 10 (no lunch visitors)
New spelling list assigned – Monday, Jan. 13
Library day – Tuesday, Jan. 14
5th grade 2nd marking period awards – Friday, Jan. 17th; gym opens at 7:30, awards to follow soon
School holiday – Monday, Jan. 20th
Science benchmark – Thursday, Jan. 23rd
Spelling test – Friday, Jan. 24th
Early release day – Wednesday, Jan. 29th
Family Math Night – Thursday, Jan. 30th
It is hard to believe that we have almost made it halfway through the school year, but here we are the week before Christmas Break! We still have some academics to take care of this week, so make sure your students are ready to learn each morning when they come through the doors!
This week we have a Reading Common Assessment on Monday! We will also be covering The Battle of Bunker Hill and finishing up the books we’ve been writing for our Pre-K friends. Thursday is the magical day when we will be Sharing the Gift of Reading with our Pre-K class. Once again, I can not say THANK YOU enough to all of our parents who have contributed to this project, your generosity has been amazing!
Our Christmas Party will be Friday, December 20th from 9:00-10:00 in the gym! Parents are welcome to come party with us! You can sign your child out after the party with the homeroom teacher! This will also be an Early Release Day, students will be released @ 12:15!
Congratulations to Landon! His Christmas card was chosen to be on the front cover of the district Christmas card!!!
There are some fun themed days planned for next week! Check them out:
Monday – Don that Christmas hat.
Tuesday – Wear your Pajamas to school. What???
Wednesday – Put your feet into the spirit with some Christmas socks.
Thursday – Wear your favorite Christmas shirt or Christmas colors.
Friday – Come ready to celebrate with your friends at your class party.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We will continue to write our books for our Pre-K friends this week, many students have begun the illustration process and everyone is excited to share their finished books next week.
JUST A REMINDER: For those who signed up to help with additional items for our Pre-K project, please send items by Wednesday, December 11th!
We will be covering the meeting of the Second Continental Congress and Revolutionary leaders this week as we continue along the path to war.