Where has all the time gone? Oh! To the snow!
Students may come in before and after school to get help on work.
Homework is sent home Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and students are given two days to complete it.
I have sent extra word work practice for home use. Please encourage your child to work with his/her spelling words every night. Use spellingcity.com for fun ways to “play” with their words.
Thank you to those students who participated in the Science Fair. They are eligible for Rocket Club.
Please continue to enforce the daily study of notes taken in class, so students grow more and more familiar with the material. I have begun copying notes so there is a copy at home and school.
We have finally dug into fractions! A lot of what we cover is material that students have been exposed to in 4th and 5th grade, so it may seem that we are moving along quite rapidly. We are doing hands on activities and less “paper” practice.
As we continue to review past objectives about the Earth’s surface, we have moved in to our study of space and the moon, sun, earth relationship. We will look at stars as well as get to know our planets a little better.
We have jumped right into our unit on Central America and as we continue with a focus on culture and preservation of rainforests, we will be led into our study of South America and the Caribbean.
The students just finished writing their opinion papers on whether students should take vacations during school. Make sure to read your child’s. They are currently working on researching and writing about famous African-American scientists and inventors. They are learning a lot.
Please continue to encourage reading at home– at least 20 minutes a day- to help your child become a better reader. To increase writing and retelling skills, have them keep a journal about what they read.
Remember: bring hats, gloves or mittens, boots, snow pants.
Book orders have begun again. To order online, use teacher code LFQ39
Remember: The school day begins at 8:20. If your student is tardy, they are already falling behind on the day’s work. Please make every effort to be on time. If your child will be absent, let the school know and ask for make-up work to be sent home.
“The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing.