I'd like to dedicate this newsletter to the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose life and words changed our history and our lives in such a positive way. He is truly one of my heroes!
This week, we launched our People Who Made a Difference unit! We were visited by 5 famous women who told us about their lives! They were Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, and Bessie Coleman! Pretty amazing!
We chose the famous person we would like to dedicate our time to research, write about, and represent in our annual "Living Museum" showcase (March date TBA). Though the majority of the work will be conducted in class, please support your researcher at home by encouraging them to read their famous person's biography and assemble a costume. Thank you!
Other big news/Mark your calendars:
*Progress reports will be coming out on Friday! Students will be assessed this week; so attendance is important!
*We are going on a field trip to the California Museum! See your child's blue folder for the neon green permission slip. Click here for info!
*This is closing weekend of "James and the Giant Peach." Click here for info. Our classmate Roxanne is a young actress in this musical by my favorite children's author, Roald Dahl!
- 1/22 - A Night Under the Stars - 6:00-8:30pm Del Paso Campus. The Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society will bring telescopes for families to view the stars.
- 2/5 - GATE Testing Referral forms due. Click Here for information and a timeline of the GATE testing procedure. If you'd like your child to be tested, please click here to fill out the parent referral. Once I receive your parent referral, I will then fill out the teacher referral and submit them both to the office.
- 2/5 - Field Trip to the California Museum
- 2/6 - My Princess and Me Dance 6:00 - 8:00 pm @ NP3. Purchase tickets online at daddyofdaughters.com (tickets will not be sold at the door)
Reading/Language Arts--> *biographies of famous people *Martin Luther King, Jr. *Mr. Popper's Penguins *Daily Language Practice *Dictionary skills
Writing--> *Writing Workshop
Math--> *Comparing numbers with 4 place values *Defining Place Value vocabulary *Test Review
Spelling--> *For this upcoming short week, we will have a Spelling/Word work activity in lieu of a grade level or challenge test on Friday. I will use Week 18 grade level and challenge words.
*wide-ruled binder paper
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. --Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happy Birthday, Dr. King! Hope you all have a good weekend,