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Birthdays are very important and exciting days for children.  We will have a short celebration of every child's birthday or half birthday during the school year.  



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Reading - The class reviewed text features in nonfiction reading.  We also learned to decompose a nonfiction paragraph and look for sentences that show the main idea, details, and more information on details.  We color coated paragraphs with highlighters and were able to see how paragraphs have patterns in how they are written.  We ended the week learning how authors often use chronological order to write biographies.  We're going to interview each other next Wednesday and write timelines about out lives.  Your child will come home with some questions they'll need answered for the timeline.


Word work/Spelling - We are on week one of our words.


Writing - This week we practiced writing using the style of compare and contrast.  We also worked on the structure of informational paragraphs.  Next week, the students will begin taking notes for their 5 paragraph informational reports they'll be writing.  The final report will be typed on their Chromebooks with pictures.


Math - We continued to decompose numbers to make multiplying and dividing easier.  We also had lessons on using parentheses correctly in number sentences.


Science - This week we continued to learn some key vocabulary words for our unit on astronomy.  We also learned about some ancient models of our solar system.  Did you know that the ancient Greeks thought we had a dome over us and the stars were holes in the dome letting fire come through?  We had a lot of fun learning about long long ago ideas of our world.  The class switched seats and named their new groups.  They all "discovered" new solar systems and named them.  We have Twixy Way, The Neon Galaxy, Metallic Mountain, The Piggy Galaxy, and The Planets of Moonlight Burgers.


Enjoy your 3 day weekend!









These are the multiplication facts the students should be practicing at home.


0x0, 0x1, 0x2, 0x3, 0x4, 0x5, 0x6, 0x7, 0x8, 0x9  and their turn arounds


1x1, 1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 1x5, 1x6, 1x7, 1x8, 1x9 and their turn arounds


2x2, 2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 2x6, 2x7, 2x8, 2x9 and their turn arounds


3x3, 3x4, 3x5, 3x6, 3x7, 3x8, 3x9 and their turn arounds


4x4, 4x5, 4x6, 4x7, 4x8, 4x9 and their turn arounds


5x5, 5x6, 5x7, 5x8, 5x9 and their turn arounds


6x6, 6x7, 6x8, 6x9 and their turn arounds


7x7, 7x8, 7x9 and their turn arounds


8x8, 8x9 and their turn arounds




Paper Folding Companies

Simple Machine Groups

Immigration Families

Book Series

A to Z Mysteries

Little House on the Prairie

Magic Treehouse




American Girl

Harry Potter

Henry and Mudge

Dr. Suess

13 Story Treehouse

Horrid Henry

Arnie the Doughnut

Puppy Place

Ook and Gulk


Wayside School

Mermaid Tales

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Captain Underpants

Chocolate Lab

The Lemonade War

Just Grace

Franny K. Stein

Pigeon Books

Zapato Power


Paw Patrol

Fairy Friends

Shelter Pet Squad


Scooby Doo

Puppy Patrol

Minion Books

What Was? Who Was? Where is? Books

Emily Windsnap

Weird but True

The Bad Guys

Princess Pink and the Land of Fake Believe

Rainbow Fairy


Super Marvel

Geronimo Stilton

Nancy Drew

Dork Diaries

Whatever After

The Never Girls

Dog Man


Seymour Simon

Babysitter Club


Freddie Ramos

National Geographics for Kids

The Kids of Polk Street School

The New Kids of Polk Street School

The Polka Dot Private Eye

Zigzag Kids

Big Nate

Ronald Morgan

Groovy Joe

Judy Moody

Hank Zipzer

Cupcake Diaries

19 Clues

Knuffle Bunny

The Magic School Bus

Hank the Cowdog

Guinness Book of World Records

I Survived

The Terrible Two

My Weird School

Ivy andBean

Who Would Win?

Mercy Watson


Justin Case

Down Girl and Sit


Boxcar Children

Boys vs. Girls

Fly Guy

Magic Puppy

Star Wars

Encyclopedia Brown

Elephant and Piggie

Bad Kitty

Lunch Lady

Person Jackson

Lego Books

Wings of Fire

Adventures in Cartooning

Stick Dog

Stick Cat

Cam Jansen

Capital Mysteries

Flat Stanley

Bailey School Kids

Amber Brown

Jake Drake, Bully Buster



Current Assignments


Read 20 minutes each evening

Study math facts - mostly multiplication facts

One sheet of homework, usually math, Monday-Thursday

   No paper homework over the weekends

Study spelling works for Friday's test



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