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Monthy Newsletter


Things to Know

* Winter MAP testing will take place in January. Exact testing dates and times will be shared when the time is near. Results will be shared during conferences in February.

* In Social Studies, we will learn about the many explorers in the New World. We have focused on three reasons for exploration: God, Gold, and Glory. The students will soon begin their own adventures of being colonists and establishing a colony of their own.

* We will be starting a new science unit called Living Systems. Students will explore the requirements needed for all living things to survive and thrive.

* With extreme cold weather and dry air, hands and lips are becoming chapped. I have noticed many sore lips and hands. I would encourage you to send Chap Stick and lotion for your child's use.

* Encourage your child to read on a regular basis. This strengthens your child's reading comprehension and fluency. It also helps students build reading confidence.

* It won't be long, and we will begin the process of transferring your child to middle school with a tour of Horizon and selecting classes. While it seems like a long way off, the time will fly. Please encourage your child to practice important skills for middle school success, such as organization and responsibility, now. Please note the dates on the calendar and be looking for information following those visits.

* In reading, we are busy learning new skills used by good readers, such as identifying main idea, determining theme, and adjusting reading rate based on genre. We are practicing skills during whole group, small group, and independent reading.

* Bonus Opportunity: Which past student of Mrs. Bullock's now plays in the NFL?

* In writing, we will be writing several narrative pieces focused on our vacation news and goals for the new year.


Tips for Parents

* I am so proud of my students for their diligence in making the Read-A-Thon a huge success! Thanks to your generosity and my students' commitment to reading, our class was able to shop and purchase many gifts for children in our community and nonperishable food items for the Open your Heart campaign. Our class donated $620!!!! Special thanks to those who assisted with shopping. It was a fabulous learning experience for all involved. By watching the kids shop, you would think they actually knew the little people who were to receive the gifts. It was awesome!

* We have also nearly used all of our disinfecting wipes. If you can donate a container, we would greatly appreciate it.

* Please remind your child of the importance of completing all assignments on time, knowing where the assignments are, and having them in school. Not completing assignments is not a responsible choice.

* Now is a good time to complete a school supply check-in. Many students are running low on some supplies, such as pencils and glue sticks.

* May 2017 be filled with health and happiness!

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