February is a great month filled with many celebrations. Our classroom party for Valentine’s Day will be held on February 13th in the afternoon. That is also the day of our school dance, which will be held at Lakeview Middle School. In celebration of Black History Month we will be studying many of the famous Americans who have contributed to our great country.
We are excited to announce that our class is now using the EBLI system in our classroom. EBLI stands for Evidence Based Literacy Instruction, and this program is a great way to help all students develop better reading, writing, and spelling skills. Letters and reading logs were sent home to help you use the system at home.
In science we will begin our unit on physical science that involves the study of electricity and magnetism. We will have a special assembly on February 20th presented by Consumers Power to help us in the study of electricity.
Our study of math in February will cover fractions and decimals. If your student is still struggling with multiplication facts they should be studying daily to master these. All further math concepts will involve knowing these facts so it is imperative that they be memorized.
In social studies we will continue with our study of government. We will be learning about the three branches of government and how we elect our officials. Your student should also be reviewing the states and capitals of the U.S. for our end of the year test.