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February 22nd, 2021 – Unit 4 Math Test Week

Hello Families!

Hard to believe, but we are coming down the stretch of third quarter!  Where does the time go?

Reading

This week in reading (Unit 5, Week 2), the kids will learn through a variety of texts about recycling.  We’ll practice point of view, summarizing and homographs during our weekly lessons, as well as object pronouns in our grammar lesson.  Spelling will resume again this week, and you can expect a list and a reading homework to come home Monday evening.

Math

In math, we’ll take our Unit 4 (part 2) test this week on Tuesday and Wednesday.  We’ll review Monday, and then start a new unit at the end of the week.  I anticipate homework on only Monday and Friday evenings due to the test.

Health

The kids will begin a series of lessons on nutrition on Monday.  We’ll explore nutrition, the effects of sugar, how ads can influence what you eat and spend lots of time learning about healthy dietary choices!

Writing

In writing, the kids will begin writing their personal essay rough drafts this week.  By the end of the week we may even begin polishing those into their final drafts.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter

February 17th, 2021 – Unit 5 Begins

Hello Families!

COVID…snow days…cold days…if we haven’t learned to roll with the punches by now, we never will!  🙂

In reading…we will begin Unit 5.  We’ll do our best to cram five days of lessons into three days.  Due to the cold day, we will skip spelling for the week.  I will also count the reading homework assignment as a bonus, and not something that must be turned in with this being such a short week.

In math…we’ll complete a couple of lessons, and have homework on Wednesday and Friday evenings.

In writing…we’ll begin writing personal essays this week with a series of preparatory lessons.

Zoom families…you will notice a lot of extra work in the kits this week.  Please save any extra papers we don’t use, as those assignments will likely get pushed back a week due to the cold day.

Have a great week and stay warm!

Eric Wachter

February 8th, 2021 – Unit 4 Reading Test Week

Hello Families!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  The game is just about to start, and I hope it’s a classic!  I don’t really care who wins, but I think I’m going for Tampa Bay because they have a few Huskers on their team.

Reading

This week the kids will take their Unit 4 Reading Test.  We’ll spread it out over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday so it’s not overwhelming.  There will be no spelling words this week, but we will have a reading homework assignment.

Math

In math, we’ll continue to practice telling time.  As usual, this is a very hit and miss skill.  My goal is pretty simple…can they first tell the hour?  Then the minute?  Next is minutes after the hour?  It gets tricky determining the minutes to the next hour, and calculating elapsed time.  Any practice at home with telling time would be great, and we’ll keep practicing at school.

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Eric Wachter