Happy New Year! Winter has officially arrived, and it is hard to believe that we will be halfway through another school year in just a few weeks. This quarter the students will be continuing their work on reading an comprehension skills while developing their vocabulary, as well as using the writing and editing process to strengthen their writing skills. We will also continue word study units to help improve spelling and comprehension of various vocabulary words. In math, the students will learn about probability, elapsed time, fraction concepts, and geometry. In science, students will learn about cells and classification of living organisms. During social studies the students will finish learning about the Midwest region of the United States and its characteristics for later comparison/contrast of the other regions.