HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We are starting a unit on Multiplication. We will have a test over the basic multiplication facts and one digit by two digit multiplication on Friday, January 21.
Next week we will be starting our first research and compare and contrast writing piece. Each student will be selecting two Michigan birds and researching about their habitat, food, nesting, feathers, and much more. Please check out the website that Mrs. Benson has created for our bird project and look at which birds might be interesting to research. The website can be found on my blog.
Family Science Night-
We are excited to offer our first Family Night on Thursday, January 20th in the elementary gym and cafeteria. This is a night for ALL elementary students and their families. This is a FREE night of family fun with hands-on and minds-on science activities! Students will be able to explore magnets, fossils, birds, make their own play putty, and many other science stations. Every child that participates will also receive a FREE BOOK!
January Book Orders are due on Jan. 20. I will have them available to order online through Scholastic, and you can access that through my blog.
January Awards Assembly Challenge-
It is our goal for the entire class to earn Reading Certificates, so that every child is onstage. So far 5 students have earned certificates towards January’s assembly. The assembly will be January 27th.
Our students will have the opportunity to participate in the annual CCA Science Fair, which takes place on March 22. All 4th, 5th, & 6th grade students are required to complete a science project. Your child will be given a packet next week that covers all of the details including deadlines and turn in dates. Look for more information coming home next week!
Now is a great time to discuss a resolution for 2011! Think about what you could resolve to make this year the best yet. It could be completing all homework or working to get more organized. We all have areas to improve on!