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Newsletter Feb. 12, 2023

Ms. Hahn’s Newsletter

Feb. 12, 2023




The students finished Unit 4 about measurement and fractions. The test will be coming home in the next few days. Unit 5 is about multiplication and division. Students are learning how multiplication and division are related. They will be solving and writing division and multiplication story problems.  


Reading and Writing


During reading, I have met with small groups to read a variety of fiction books. The students learned about themes in books. I read a variety of humorous books including Bedhead, Big Bad Bubble, and The Great Fuzz Frenzy. Next week we will read a few realistic fiction books. 

Reading and writing continue to be combined lessons. The students are reading two passages and answered questions about them. They are then writing a multi-paragraph response that includes information about both passages. Next week we will pause these lessons and write an opinion piece about kindness.


Science, Social Studies, and Environmental Education


During science, we almost finished our lessons about rocks and minerals. The students identified minerals based on their properties. We studied glaciers and landforms. Next week Naomi will teach the students about fossils. I will teach about the history of Illinois. We will continue learning how Illinois became a state.


On Wednesday the weather cooperated to go outside for phenology. The students noticed the buds on trees and the changes in the ground. We observed where the snow melted vs where it had not melted. 




New spelling sorts are given every Friday. Please have your child bring the spelling to school every day. Students will continue to have spelling sorts this coming week. There will be no spelling this coming week.


Remind App and Communication


If you have not signed up for Remind, use this link. I often see these messages faster than an email.


Outdoor Clothing and Indoor Shoes


All students need to have indoor shoes at school. These can be your child’s PE shoes or another pair of shoes or slippers. 


As the weather gets colder, please remind your child to dress for the weather. Students go outside unless it is below zero, pouring rain, or dangerous weather.


Please label all clothing and shoes with your child’s name.


Upcoming Events


  • CARES Day – February 14th, Valentine’s Day party at 2:15
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 – Early Release
  • Friday, February 17, 2023 – No School
  • Monday, February 20, 2023 – No School – Presidents Day
  • Friday, February 24, 2023-February Natural Leader Assembly


Picture Link


Please check out our pictures. Class Pictures


Math Facts

Quick links to some of our favorite Math Fact websites!

Find 24 – Great game at many levels. Can be adjusted for younger students as well. 

Basic Math Fact Quizzes

Online quizzes that generate a set of random math problems.

Math Fact Basketball

ABC’ya math fact basketball – fun for all ages

Tic Tac Toe Math Facts

Funbrain’s Math Fact Tic-Tac-Toe – you decide what operation to do and what level

Math Fact Cafe

Make worksheets to practice math facts or do online

Number Nut

You choose what activity to practice from math facts to multiple digit addition or subtraction etc.

Math Fact Practice

Choose the level and play

Video Style Games to Practice Math

Check it out – fun games for Math or ELA – single player or play your friends

Practice Multiplication Facts to 12’s

Snowball fight facts up to x12’s

That’s A Fact

Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication choose the range, timed or untimed

Prof. Finkle’s Flashcards

Addition and Subtraction Facts to 10

Arithmetic Game

Choose the function and the level of difficulty

 Playkids Math Fact Practice

Timed practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This game contains multiple skill levels and a printable results chart.


FactMonster’s FlashCards

You choose the operation and the level and practice your math facts using these Flashcards.

 Wild On Math

A rainforest theme, you choose grade level and operation you wish to practice.

 ****Snowball Fight

Snowball fight with math facts, fact families subtraction 


****Alien Make 10

Click on aliens to make combinations

 ****Alien Munchtime

Addition fact families with Aliens

 Subtraction Harvest

Arcade subtraction practice

 Addition Fishing

For our younger math students

Math Playground

Lots of links to different math games

 Subtraction Fishing

For our younger math students

The following four games are all by Arcademic Skill builders in the One Player Group. There are also many multi-player games by this company that are excellent!  


Timed Math Facts

Play Kids Games

Fun 4 the Brain