Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed the winter break. During the last few weeks of second quarter the students will continue to work on their reading and comprehension skills in both non-fiction and fiction texts, the writing process to help strengthen the composition of their writing, and continue building their vocabulary through our word study units. In math, the students will finish learning about area, perimeter, and volume, learn how to calculate elapsed time, and begin learning about probability. During Social Studies the students will finish learning about the northeast region of the United States and begin learning about the southeast region. For science the students will finish their unit on oceanography and begin learning all about plant and animal cells.
Students should be reading for at least twenty minutes every day and recording their reading on their reading logs. Students should also be utilizing the Dream Box and/or Reflex math programs at home several times a week to help strengthen and practice their math skills. Login information for these programs can be found on the school's homepage. Please check your child’s agenda and burgundy take home folder each night, or as often as possible, so that you are aware of your child’s homework assignments each day. (All homework is due the following day unless otherwise specified.)