Welcome to February!
(Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014)
Congratulations to our Geography Bee Champ: Rowan. Great Job to all of our contestants! Those were some really tough questions! Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champ: Will! Way to go! Put March 6th on your calendars and plan to attend the county Spelling Bee at Stone Bridge High School to cheer on Will!
In Math we are now fully functioning in four math groups. Now that Clarity is open for the parents, please note that especially in Math, if your child has an "x" in an assignment, then never fear, it's an assignment that they're exempt from. You will also see in Math assignments listed by group letter. Your child can tell you which math group they're in.
In Language Arts we're continuing to work on our basic writing structures, etc. In Reading we are actually reading 3 or 4 different books at the moment depending on what reading group they're participating in twice a week on Monday's and Wednesday's. We're still working on two other books together. One on Thursday's only, we are continuing to read "Hatchet." We are also currently working on writing our own Picture Books.
In Social Studies we're off and running in the Southeast region. We've split up into two groups as our fourth graders need to focus on Virginia History and our fifth graders focus on the regions of the United States. We are also working on a Black History Month project. We've teamed up with the third graders and are working at least twice a week on our team projects. We are projecting to start presentations on March 11th, 2014. More information will be posted soon.
In Science we've split into two groups. In Fourth grade, they're working with Mrs. H. In Fifth grade, we're finishing up with our dive into the ocean.
We are playing "catch-up" with all of our fun snow days we've had! No worries, though we're in good shape.
Keep your eyes peeled for Wednesday Folders and information about upcoming field trips. Please also keep your eyes open for the Reference page tab as that's where we place all kinds of documents that you or your child may need, including spelling lists.
Continue to encourage your child to read every night for at least 20 minutes.
Here are some dates to put on your calendar:
Friday, February 21st, 2014: Book Bingo and Potluck Dinner Night
Friday, February 28th, 2014: 50's Day