Monthly Archives: February 2014

Yearbook Information

Yearbook Information

We are excited about this year’s yearbook.  A purple order form went home with your child this week.  “Early Bird” pricing (just $17) runs until March 21, after that the price goes up to $20.  This year, you can order by sending in the purple order form OR you can order online by following the directions below.



Order online – Go to (Yearbook ID code 10310614) and follow the prompts.  It’s just that simple!  The same “Early Bird” pricing applies to online ordering as well.  All major credit cards accepted.






Spring Farmers Market…Coming Soon!

Spring Farmers Market…Coming Soon!

Now it is time for our students to think globally! The Spring Farmers Market will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014!  All money raised during this market will be donated to assist schools in Zanzibar, Tanzania Africa through an organization called CHaRA – Construction Health and Relief Acts.  Funds will be used to purchase school desks, provide clean water for schools, provide school uniforms and supplies, as well as to support food programs for a school.

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February 17 to 21

February 17 to 21

Lang. Arts-  This week we will continue to work on non-fiction text “The Olympics Past and Present”, last week we used the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge.  Students knew a lot about the Olympics and they have been enjoying sharing what they have seen happening in the Olympics in Sochi.  Students will be comparing the present Olympics with past Olympics using a Venn diagram.  We will also review irregular verbs and multiple meaning words.

Math-  We will continue working with fractions.  This week students will be learning about adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators.  Remind them to “Slide, slide, slide then work the top!”  Next we will be moving into improper fractions and mixed numbers.

Science-  Our unit on Matter is wrapping up, we will have a test next Monday (moved from Friday due to the 2 hour delay).  Thank you to all who have sent in items for the mixture!  We will be creating our tail mix on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

PTA Meeting Tuesday February 18 at 6:30.

  • Last day for Reading Club Order is Tomorrow February 19, see post below for more information!

February Book Order

February Book Order

Please remember to place your Reading Club orders by February 19!

You can shop and submit your order online or return the printed order form with payment directly to me. No matter how you order, every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for our classroom.

The arrival of the book box is always a highlight-thanks for making it happen!

Happy reading!

Ordering online is fast and easy:

  •  REGISTER at
  •  ENTER the Class Activation Code GMQ6R
  •  CHOOSE from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •  SUBMIT the order to me by the due date at the top of this letter
  •  EARN FREE Books for our classroom too!

February 10 to 14

February 10 to 14

Lang. Arts-  Students should be reading the assigned chapter from Stuart Little each night, this counts as their 15 min. of daily reading.  They have been doing a great job each morning with the questions on the announcements and we are waiting for a classmate to win!  This week reading groups will be working on non-fiction text about the Olympics past and present.  We will also be celebrating the 100th day of school with a writing prompt about where they will be when they are 100.

Math-  This week we will continue to work on fractions.  If your child is struggling with this there are a bunch of practice games and activities on the Math page.

Science-  We will begin our unit on Matter this week.


*Friday, February 14, is an Early Release day, students will be dismissed at 1.

Feb. 3 to 7

Feb. 3 to 7

This week we will continue to try and catch up from all of these snow days!

Lang. Arts-   In reading groups students will be reading nonfiction text about the Olympics.  Students will be finishing up a writing prompt this week sharing their opinion on snow day and giving reasons why they like or dislike them.  Words of the Week test will be Wednesday (using last weeks words).  Remember to read a chapter from Stuart Little each night as a family, this counts as your child’s nightly reading!

Math-  We will begin our unit on fractions.  Students will be able to name and write fractions, model fractions, and compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.  Students will also learn how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators.

Social Studies-  Unit test on Explorers this Friday.  Students should be able to answer the following questions:

On which continents are England, France, Spain, and the United States located?

Where are the countries of Spain, England, and France located on a world map?

Where are the regions of San Salvador in the Bahamas; St. Augustine, Florida; Quebec, Canada; and Jamestown, Virginia located on a map?

Who were some of the important European explorers?

What were the different motivations of theses early European explorers?

What were the successes of the the early European explorers?

What were the effects of the European explorations on American Indians?