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Week of February 13th -16th

February 17, 2017 by saveryt   

News of the Week:

  • Thank you to all parents who provided foods, drinks and supplies for our parties on Tuesday!  What a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day!
  • A group of students volunteered at Westminster on Monday.  Our next visit is on the 27th.  Please see the email sent on the 14th from Chris Holobek with requests from Westminster.


Math:  We started unit 7 (decimals)

  • Old workbooks were sent home to be used as review as you see fit.
  • New texts and workbooks were distributed.
  • Linked 1/10 with 0.1 and 17/100 with 0.17 (place value)



  • Essential Question:  Why do people run for public office?
  • Genre:  Fantasy
  • Reading Strategy and Skill: Make predictions, point of view
  • Vocabulary building:  Idioms



  • Inflectional endings  (words ending in a consonant +y) – change the “y” to an “i” and add the ending -ed, -er, -est, -ly.


Grammar:  Pronouns – subject, object, reflexive



  • Perspective writing
  • Worked on typing Three Wishes for the World
  • Identified simple, compound, and complex sentences; practiced composing all three kinds of sentences (quiz next Weds. Feb. 22)



Our Spanish classes have aligned nicely with social studies for the past few weeks as we have explored the geography of South and Central America.  We incorporated the South American capitals into our TPRS stories while using sentence structures for describing where someone is from, what they want, where they are going and how they are getting there in Spanish.  This week we have been reviewing structures and vocabulary for telling time.


We are still in need of some host families for the Spanish students coming April 18-29th.  Please let Señora Nole or Ms. McGonagle know if you are interested in hosting a student.



We are off to a great start with our recorders!  If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to read through the recorder guidelines and take a look at your child’s assignment sheet.  Our first playing quiz will be over song #12 on page 6 in their book next week.  Please encourage your child to practice assignments carefully and consistently in a quiet place in your home.  Ten to fifteen minutes of careful practice of assignments at least five days a week should ensure their success and enjoyment with the recorder.  Please make sure to have them play for you, too!



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