One thing for sure about Ohio, you can count on it for unpredictable weather. First, we get all of the snow for the winter in one week. Then we get all of the frigid temperatures in the next. Temperatures look like they are rising for this week, but I say, don't let that fool you! Please make sure students continue to come to school in their winter gear. They are expected to wear it at recess, too. If you have a child who does not have snow pants, I suggest sending in an extra pair of sweatpants; some of the children sit in wet slacks all afternoon. 🥶
We had a good week in school. Because of our snow day, I did push back some due dates for the children. An independent study on the American Revolution is now due tomorrow (January 31st). It includes three activities: a timeline in the slides, a paper timeline, and a quiz. Some students owe me a language arts packet comparing a painting on eagles to an image on geese. The assignment also got pushed back to a due date of tomorrow. Please check with your children to make sure these activities are done. If they don't know, they should check their email.
In language arts this week, we will continue to read Because of Winn Dixie. We are almost done with it! Once we reach the end, students will need to turn in their reading journals. I have noticed some are getting carefree about finishing the pages we work on in class. Again, it might be worth asking your child if they are caught up. Everyone should have all pages done through the summary of section 6. This journal can be accessed in Schoolwork on the iPad.
In addition to reading, we are learning about the Northwest Ordinance and how it affected Ohio after the Revolutionary War in social studies. My math friends and I are focusing on fractions or line plots while we also refocus on multiplication and division facts during a Math Facts Pro competition that runs through February 18th. And in grammar, we will study run-on sentences and fragments this week at your child's level of readiness.
Finally, in IE, we are completing our board games at the end of the day. These educational games that the students are creating (thanks to the Shenigo Family) are amazing! I think all of them will be operational by our "Global School Day of Play" on Wednesday. After that, students will have an opportunity to write a commercial script and record the video ad. It would be neat to have it all wrapped up by the time we start STEM with Mrs. Racin on February 9th!
Dates to Know:
January 28 - Report Cards posted! Visit ProgressBook!
February 2 - Miss Rice starts! Global School Day of Play! Kids can bring board games (no electronics!!)
February 3 - Children's Concert Society U of A Dance Group Assembly
February 3 - Book Fair for our class (during Library)
February 9 - STEM Encore starts (and goes through February 24th)
February 11 - Teacher Professional Development (no school for students)
February 14 - Valentine's Party (information will be sent home this week)