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February 2: Spirit Day/Sports Day
February 8: Levi Stadium field trip (5th grade)
Peralta Adobe field trip (4th grade/Harmon)
February 9: Peralta Adobe field trip (4th grade/Dixon)
February 9: Variety Show (afternoon)
February 14: Peralta Adobe field trip (4th grade/Farnam)
February 14: Valentine card exchange (afternoon)
February 15: SJPD/Courthouse field trip (5th grade)
February 16: Panoramic Picture (5th grade)
February19-23- Winter Break
February 28: Informational Writing Benchmark (4th/5th)
Here are our curriculum updates:
In reading, 4th graders are continuing with The Island of the Blue Dolphins and the 5th graders will continue with The Sign of the Beaver. Both novels correlate with our social studies units, and help to add a realistic fictional perspective. We are also continuing with Newsela, Time for Kids and Daily Science for non-fiction text. In writing, we continue to work on informational text, and learning how to combine two texts.
In math, 4th grade is mastering equivalent and comparing fractions. 5th grade is working on multiplying and dividing fractions. In science, 4th grade will learn about properties of energy and 5th grade will learn about sun, moon, stars and planets. In social studies, 4th grade will begin learning about ranchos and 5th grade is learning about the road to the American Revolution.
We have a lot going on in February, so make sure to mark your calendars. We will be passing out Valentine cards on February 14. I simply ask that students sign their Valentine cards and bring enough for each student....we have 27 students in the class! They may also attach candy to their Valentine cards if they wish! As it is a short day, we are not having a party, but rather just a simple card exchange!
Have a great week!