“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, 
not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ~ Vince Lombardi

We are off to a great start for the new year! Quarter 3 started on Jan.9th; please discuss the “3P’s” with your child:  positive, prepared, polite.  Having a positive attitude, being prepared with school supplies (pencils, eraser, red pencil/pen, colored pencils or markers, glue sticks and scissors for projects) and using good manners will take your child far in life!  Please encourage your child to work on developing good daily habits. Students should keep all of their supplies in their pencil pouch, which is in their classroom binder.  Make sure daily math homework assignments are completed and turned in on time. If students are consistently not turning in their work, then it adds up and it is hard to catch up on Fridays. Please continue checking and signing your child’s planner daily and ask them what they learned in school.  Please go on Aspire together each weekend, so that you can review your child’s grades.


Math
We are learning about Fractions. This week, students will learn how to change fractions from improper fraction to mixed number and from mixed number to improper fraction. Students are also going to present their “Fractional Me” Math project that they have been working hard on in class. 

This week’s Prodigy Assignments:

Fractions: Comparing
Scaling whole numbers by fractions
Scaling mixed numbers by fractions
Scaling fractions by fractions.


Science
We are in week 2 of Electricity Unit. This week, students will learn about what static electricity is and what causes it. We will also review and construct a model of Atom. Study guide was sent home with your child last Monday. Students can also practice on quizelt from the link below. Please continue practicing vocabulary words at home. This week students will have electricity week #2 vocabulary words quiz on Friday. Students have weekly science vocabulary words quiz on Fridays. 



Electricity Week#2 Vocabulary Words 

Electricity Vocabulary Words Study Guide

Electricity unit vocabulary cards: https://quizlet.com/_2ugxjo
Electricity unit concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2uhod6

Reminders:

Jan.9 (Monday)-Quarter 3 Begins.
Jan.16 (Monday)-No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Jan.26 (Thursday)-Family Literacy Night. Please have permission slip turned in by Friday, Jan.20, so teachers know how many pizzas to order. 




Parents,

Please remember to include Prodigy in your child’s daily routine. Thank you for supporting what your child is learning in the classroom. Let’s continue to work together to make this the best year ever!  Donations are always needed and appreciated. At this time, we need boxes of tissues, wipes, and paper towels, colored pencils, markers, crayons, and glue sticks in our classroom. We do projects often and those supplies run out fast. Thank you so much for your generosity and support of your child’s education. Thank you to those who have made donations to our classroom. We really appreciate your generosity!

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