January 29, 2016

Language Arts

We talked about comparing and contrasting when we have a constructed response to complete.  We reviewed how to find important information within the text and make notes to help us find our answers when we try to write.  We did the writing together and worked on using good transition words, finding information from the text, and other helpful hints.  Students are going to work on a paper on their own next week.  Since we completed one together, I am certain they will do great!

Read Aloud: The Chocolate Touch By: Patrick Skene Catling

Math

This week we talked about fractions.  We talked about a few new math vocabulary words.  Ask me if I know what a unit fraction, numerator and denominator is.  We are going to continue to work with fractions next week.  Please continue to practice multiplication and division facts.  We are going to continue to do drill tests for multiplication.  help your student study the problems they are missing.

*Please make sure your student is completing their math calendar each night.  We go over the problems everyday.  If your child has not completed it, they are missing out on learning.  They are welcome to do more than one column a night, but make sure they have done at least one column a night.

Notes and News

  • Conferences are February 24th and 25th. Information went home today about how to sign up.  The website to sign up will be available beginning Monday at noon through Thursday at noon.  The link will be on Sugar Hill’s website.  If you are wanting to sign up, please make sure you schedule a conference this week.  If you have multiple children that attend Sugar Hill, you can schedule the conferences back to back.
  • Two book order forms went home.  If you would like to order, please go online (www.scholstatic.com) and enter our class code (GKW3Z).  You may also send the form in with your child and pay with a check (no cash).  Please send in orders or order online by 2/5/16.
  • Please make sure you are checking your child’s agenda every night. This is where we write down our homework and upcoming tests.  I check their agenda each day to see if it is signed.  Encourage your child to be responsible and bring their agenda to you to sign; however, if you do not see it, please ask your child to see it.

   Specials Schedule

 Monday – Art

Tuesday – PE

Wednesday -Counselor

Thursday – Computer

Friday -Music

 *Students must wear athletic shoes on PE days in order to participate.

 Calendar

February 1-5 – Penny Wars

February 12 – Taking the Stress out of Common Core Math (7:15am)

February 15 – Student/Teacher Holiday (Snow Make-up Day)

February 19 – All Pro Dads Breakfast

February 22 – Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

February 24 & 25 – Conferences/ Early Release

 

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