Mrs. O'Connell's Parent Newsletter Week of 1-4-2016

Mrs. O’Connell’s Parent Newsletter
Week of 1-4-2016
Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the break from school. I am looking forward to seeing the
children and hearing all of their exciting stories tomorrow.
Important Dates:
January 11th- 4th and 5th grade Play
January 12th—School Spelling Bee
January 12th- Chick Fila Night 5:00-8:00
January 15—End of 2nd quarter
January 15—Pretzel Day
This week in School:
Reading: We will be reading Island of the Blue Dolphin from our Reading Street book.
Skill: Theme and setting.
Grammar: Independent and dependent clauses.
Writing: The students will be writing about New Year goals. We will also practice how to write a
friendly letter.
Wordly Wise- We will be working on lesson 7 this week. Lesson 7 pack will be due on Friday.
The students have 20 minutes M-TH to work on this during daily 5 in school. If they do not complete the
assignment in school it will be homework.
Math: We will review fraction skills that we have learned so far before moving on to multiplying and
dividing fractions.
Science: We are studying body systems.
Social Studies: This week’s new states are:
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Math Expo
It is time to start thinking about a Math Expo project. The projects will be due in February!
This is not required. This is only for interested students
I gave interested students the information packet before Winter break. There is still time if your
child is interested.
Homework for week of 1-4-2016
Math- Fraction practice
Spelling- new spelling words will go home Monday. Spelling test will be on Friday.
Reading- read 20 minutes each night.
Wordly Wise- Monday- 7A, B, Tuesday, 7C, 7D, Wednesday and Thursday, Narrative.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at
[email protected] 704-819-1698