4th Great Weekly Update Week of January 20th

Don’t forget! Monday is MLK Day, we do not have school or tree house services available that day. We have a fun week planned! On Wednesday, we’ll do a little craft with our Book Buddies, and on Thursday, we’ll celebrate the 100th day of school with a fun activity.

Math: This week, we will continue our study of division. We’ll review zeros in the quotients on Tuesday and then cover division with money and order of operations. We’ll take order of operations into the next week since it’s tough concept and a basic element of algebra.

History: On Tuesday, students will complete an activity that has us thinking more about the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to our history. We’ll hear powerful words spoken, come up with our own dreams, and learn a little about a great man. We will also continue with our study of the Constitution. Planning the Constitution and the Constitutional Convention will be the big focuses of the week. At report card time, we discussed how important it is to go back over notes and/or lesson questions a second time once we’ve discussed them. This is a great practice to put in place!

ELA: We are finish up our verbs unit this week. We’ll review our final lesson, contractions, on Tuesday. Then, students will receive a cumulative assignment that will help them prepare for the test on Friday. Notes pages in the grammar section are also good study tools! We had a solid start working on note cards Friday and will continue the research throughout the week. Starting this Tuesday, January 21st, I will be staying after school on Tuesdays while my daughter is in a Cooking Class with Mr. Rogers. I am offering up time for students work on their research papers from 3:00-4:00. This is a great time to get ahead if you know your student is going to be absent, or to catch up if they are absent. If your child wants to stay after school on Tuesdays, please send me an email or verbal confirmation by Tuesday morning!

Science: On Tuesday, students will have the opportunity to make test corrections using data books and summary worksheets. Therefore, students must make sure they bring data books to school. If they did not already turn in their summary sheet to me on Friday, they should bring it on Tuesday. Later in the week, we will investigate chemical energy, including endothermic and exothermic reactions!