February 13, 2013

Great job on the wax museum, everyone!  You all did a fantastic job, and thank you so much to all those parents who came by!
As we finished our brief study of WWII today, we experienced what’s called “Decision Alley” to ponder the decision to bomb Japan to end the war.  Students, be sure to share your thoughts with your parents, and parents, be sure to ask!
Also, we are still in need of donations/volunteers for our Valentine’s Day party on Thursday.  Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up already!  We are excited for the party tomorrow!  Students, remember that your Valentine’s boxes should be able to fit on your desk!  🙂

1) Math: Unit 7 Pretest! Students received this in class today, and they should do it on their own–they will receive only a participation grade–which will be used to determine what else they need to review for the unit test on Friday!   Also, redo all low-scoring quizzes and practice!  The unit 7 test is this Friday!
2) Read 20 minutes (and every single day if your reading log grade is a little low to bring that up!)
3) Missing work!

Items of Business: 
*Class Store: If you have any extra soda, candy, trinkets, jewelry, or toys that you would like to donate to class store, please send it with your child! We would like to do one more often to serve as a motivator for positive behavior!
*We would always welcome donations of gerbil food for our class pets!

Upcoming Events: 
*February 14: Valentine’s day party!  Click here for the sign-up sheet!
*February 15: Progress reports sent home
*February 18: No school! President’s Day!
*February 19: Boxtops due
*February 22: Boxtop dress down
*February 25-28: Parent Teacher conferences/book fair!  Click here for PTC sign-ups!
*February 28: Early dismissal: 1:45
*March 1: No school
*Week of March 4: DWA testing!  You may practice more on UtahWrite at home if you write down your username/password in class (we will also be doing so in school!)  Also, remember to practice typing games under Games & Practice–>Language Arts!
*March 15: Poetry Contest!!  This is an opportunity to have your poetry actually published!!  They are focusing on haikus this year, but all poetry forms are encouraged!  Click here for information on how haikus are written!
*March 22nd: Arbor Day poster contest (our school has registered our grade already)!


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