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January 3, 2013 Two-Day Update!

Happy New Year!!!  Everyone seems glad to be back!!!  We have had a very nice morning!!  I must say thank you for all your help in making this year run as smoothly as it can-I could not do it without you!!!

We do have a few changes.  As you know, Ray University is no longer here.  You received a new schedule on the last day of school, but, for now, here are some of the changes.

Monday-Library

Tuesday-Computer

Wednesday-Spanish (for all kids unless something changes)

Thursday-Gym

Friday-Art

Please note these changes!!  Thanks

Language Arts:  These two days we will focus on two things.  First, the Ray School spelling bee will be held Friday, January 18th at 2:00 in the auditorium.  Your child has the list of spelling bee words.  They can practice at home if they want to try and be in the spelling bee.  We will have some time to practice in the room and have a few spelling bee practices.  If your child wants to participate in these o bees, and they “win” they will then go on to the school bee on the 18th.  Talk with your child-it is an option-and see if they want to participate in the classroom bees.  If they do not participate, they will be in the audience and listen and watch the other students.  We will probably do this 3 times per week for 30 minutes or so.  Thanks. 

Secondly, we will do some community building related writing and discussion activities today and tomorrow.

Homework:  At least 30 minutes of reading tonight!

Math:  We will work on and review all of Unit 5 today and tomorrow.  We will then have our Unit 5 test on Monday.  Your child will have their Math Journal 1 tomorrow for review over the week end.  Please remind them to return with it on Monday-it will be a homework grade!!

Homework:   Thursday – Any make up homework for Unit 5 should be completed.

Friday-Your child will have their Math Journal 1 for review of Unit 5

Science:  We will finish up on our Electricity Unit next week.  Can your child explain the difference between a Series  and Parallel Circuit?  What other electricity vocabulary can they tell you about?  They know a lot!!!

Just a very short week, but it is really good to see all the bright, cheery faces greeting each other!!  Hope everyone had a nice break!!

Thanks Jean Clement