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Monday, January 2, 2017

Week 14 Newsletter

Welcome 2017!

**This was written before Christmas Break due to my family vacation.  Please excuse any unforeseen changes.**

I hope each one of you had an enjoyable break filled with family, friends, and fellowship. I will return to the classroom on Monday, January 9. I will respond to all correspondances at that point in time.

As we begin a new trimester, there are two notable changes.  First, late assignments will be awarded with –20% if they are not turned in the morning (or other designated time) they are due.  Second, if a student has three or more late assignments in one week (M-F) they will assigned lunch detention of the following Monday (or first day of the week).  These penalties will continue throughout the rest of the year and will the same in 5th grade.

Our newest book report is going to be based on a fantasy book. The students will have a chance to do nearly any report they would like. Look for more information to come home on Jan. 9. They should be done reading the book by Jan 16 to properly prepare for the presentation.

Finally, some assignments will become a little longer and more thought provoking, although most nights of homework should not exceed 20 minutes (excluding reading).  If your student is spending more than 20 minutes regularly, please let me know.



This week's bible verse:  The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. Isaiah 40:8

What we are studying this week:
Bible: The Bible Endures, Isaiah 40:8 Test on Tues. 1/12
Grammar:  Verbs
Math:  Ch. 3 Test on Jan. 5.  Begin Ch. 4
Reading: Novel studies groups continue.
Science:  The Body Unit - Excretory system, review for Test.
Social Studies:  Begin Lewis and Clark Unit - Who were they?
Writing:  6+1 writing traits: Organization

What's coming up:
Jan. 3 - School resumes - Start of 2nd Trimester
Jan. 6 - Report Cards for 1st Trimester emailed home
Jan. 13 - National Geographic Geography Bee competition at 2:15pm. “Good Luck, Nick!”
Jan. 16 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 18 - We lead Chapel from 9:00-9:25am (plan to join us!)
Feb. 15 - No School - Presidents Day

Feb. 16 - No School - Teacher Development Day

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