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Welcome to April and Spring Break!
(Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014)
I hope that everyone has a wonderful, peaceful, and enjoyable Spring Break.  Please make sure that you take note of the items listed on the calendar below as there are some important dates, especially for my Fifth Grade Parents!
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.  We are now devoting Thursday's to a whole class review for our upcoming SOL tests.  Ask your child about our review/ Egg Hunt we had this week. 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 Midwest 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.  Presentations will be continuing this week.  The weather has NOT been our friend while trying to complete this project.
In Science we've split into two groups.  In Fourth grade, they're working with Mrs. H.  In Fifth grade, we're on our way into discovering cells, plants, animals, and other living things.  Ask your Fifth grader about our model building lab this week.
Keep your eyes peeled for Wednesday Folders and any important information that comes home. 
Continue to encourage your child to read every night for at least 20 minutes.  
Attention all current parents and alumni: Please make sure that you have April 21, 2014 on your calendars and you plan on attending the School Board meeting at the Admin Building in Ashburn!  Hillsboro and three other small schools need your support! Wear RED!!
 Here are some dates to put on your calendar:  
Tuesday and Thursday, April 8th & 10th, 2014: Parent Nights at Harmony @ 7p.m.
Friday, April 11th, 2014: Course Selection sheets come home with 5th graders.
Friday, April 25th, 2014: Course Selection sheets are due back to school.
Friday, May 2nd, 2014: DARE Graduation @ 1:00 p.m.
Always put in 120%!
Ask your child about this one: HOPE (each letter stands for something!)
There is no failure, only delays on the road to success!
Enthusiasm Makes A Difference!
IN OUR CLASS: FAILURE IS ALWAYS AN OPTION!  (Have your child explain this)
Think blooming flowers and sunshine!
Mrs. J. & Mrs. H. 
Last Modified on April 11, 2014