Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year and Welcome Back

Welcome to 2015! 

I hope that everyone had a wonderful break filled with family and friends. I look forward to seeing all of the students tomorrow! Now that it's time to get back to work, here's an update on what will be happening in Room 235:

* Ice skating begins on Thursday. This is a special event that Ms. Bannon and Mr. Peterson coordinate. It's important that everyone has warm clothes and a helmet.

* ELA: DRA tests  (Developmental Reading Assessment) were administered in December and i-Ready assessments will be given this week. My reading class will be taking i-Ready on Friday. We will be starting to read the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. We will focus on theme, point of view, and author's purpose as we read this book. We will be working on persuasive writing as well. 

* Math: We will be working on multiplying and dividing decimals. There will continue to be a focus on fact fluency, and Reflex will be weekly homework. 

* Science: We will be starting our unit on space. We will review facts about the planets, but there will be large focus on the phases of the moon. Mr. Musselman will be in to do an activity with us. 

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