Friday, January 28, 2011

Newsletter Notes 1-28-11


Students have been working so hard on their reading! I was very proud to see half of our class on the stage yesterday at our Awards Assembly. The students received their new Goal cards for the new marking period. Please encourage your reader! Book-It slips will be sent home with students who reach 50% of their reading goal by Feb. 25th.

This week we started filling in our Venn Diagrams with our Bird information. Next week students will begin writing paragraphs about their birds with a focus on the Organization trait of writing.

Parent/Teacher Conferences-
I would just like to remind you that the conferences are next week. I look forward to seeing you!

No School-
We will not have school on Feb. 4, 18, or 21.

Valentine’s Day Party-
Our class will celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early this year. We will be handing out Valentine’s on Feb. 11 in the afternoon. If your child would like to make Valentine’s the class list is provided on the back.

This week our students learned how difficult and tricky multiplication can be. We tried our first lesson on 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication. Next week we will be practicing this new skill and are looking to take a test on Thursday.

Science is Coming-
Our class will be switching back to Science on Feb. 7. We will be looking into a unit on Rocks and Fossils.

*Students were given back their graded Sci. fair proposals. Now students should conduct their experiment. The pink sheet is due on Feb. 24.

February’s Character Quality -

Perseverance -

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” —- Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb.

Edison and his team worked to make a light bulb which would burn for a long time without burning out. They tried 1,500 materials and nothing worked well. Finally he tried a new material in the filament that burned nearly 200 hours.