January 17th Newsletter

Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday, January 20th due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please make sure that students have all their winter gear with them daily. Even though there isn’t any snow, the grassy areas tend to be muddy and if students do not have their boots, they will need to stay on the sidewalk. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Religion: This week we will describe what it means to love our enemies and give examples of how we can love our enemies. We will also begin the virtue of Industriousness.

Language Arts: We will be reading Seeing Stars. This is an expository text about the stars and constellations. As we read, we will be learning about graphic sources and how they help us to better understand informational text. In grammar, we will learn about subject-verb agreement. We will begin learning the uppercase cursive letters; we have learned all the lowercase letters and students are now required to do most of their writing in cursive.

Spelling: We will be working on words that have hard and soft sounds. The words for the week are clock, large, page, mark, kitten, judge, crack, edge, pocket, brake, change, ridge, jacket, badge, and orange.

Math: We will begin to learn about the order of operations and explain why we do multiplication and division before addition and subtraction. Please continue to practice math facts for 5-10 minutes a day.

Social Studies: We will continue to learn about the changes that settlers to Michigan made as they began migrating to Michigan from the East.

Science: We will continue learning about animals. We will describe how living things grow and change.