1/14 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

It was so nice to see the kids spreading kindness today while wearing their shirts for our Natural Leader Assembly. We will have a short week next week as we take a day off on Monday to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King. Then the students will take the AIMSweb assessment for both math and ELA next Wednesday, and we will hold our class Spelling Bees next Thursday.

ELA News:

  • Learned about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Practiced text features and cause and effect in IXL
  • Took our Week 5 spelling test
  • Next week, we will work on collecting information and making inferences through pictures

Social Studies News:

  • Finished our scripts and visuals for the Revolutionary War skits
  • Performed our skits for the class
  • Started Time for Kids: A Year in Review
  • Next week, we will begin reading about the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution

Shin Math News:

  • Studied the relationship of addition and subtraction, of multiplication and division
  • Introduced to identities that will be used to solve equations
  • Used their understanding of operations to create equivalent expressions
  • Introduced to exponents and practiced rewriting between exponential and expanded form

Psimaras Math News:

  • Reviewed multiplying and dividing Powers of 10
  • Took Metric Quiz
  • Started Unit 4 by solving decimal multiplication problems using ratio tables
  • Next week, students will solve multiplication problems using area model, partial product, standard, and lattice methods

Psimaras Science News:

  • Defined climate and discussed how animals and plants adapt to their environment
  • Discussed how cacti have adapted to conserve water in the desert climate; compared a cactus to a sponge and demonstrated how a wax paper covering prevents the evaporation of water, similar to the wax coating on plants
  • Took Biome Vocabulary Quiz¬†
  • Next week, students will learn about tundra and tropical rainforests and begin to brainstorm ideas for their upcoming biome project

Important Dates:

01/17/2022 – MLK JR. Day – No School

01/18/2022 – Finance Committee Meeting – 6:00 pm Agenda

Outreach Committee Meeting – 7:00 pm Agenda

01/25/2022 – Board of Directors Meeting – 7:00 pm