February Newsletter for Mrs. Stegall’s Class
We need sticky notes for animal research. If you can, please donate to the class.
Parents- Please remember to put money in an envelope or baggie when sending money. We have had a problem with money going to the wrong place. If you state the reason for the money on an envelope/baggie, I will be sure that your money is going to the appropriate place. Also, make sure the money is in the green folder. We do not go through backpacks. Thanks for your help in this matter. This does not apply to Smencils.
We have finished Geometry. We now are learning about arrays or rooms and floors. These are repeated addition problems that will help them with multiplication next year.
We will work on different types of word problems and decide how to solve these problems. We are also talking about place value and we have added the hundreds place. We will be teaching how to expand a number by place value and how to compare numbers.
Literacy, Science, Social Studies, and Writing:
We will continue our Animal Life Cycles Unit for the entire month! This is an exciting unit that the students really enjoy. They will research an animal in a group, write about the animal, and then present it to the rest of the class on Friday. This unit integrates all four areas of learning. For Social Studies, we will discuss how humans make a positive or negative impact on the environment and animals.
Students will also work on their skills as a team member. This sometimes proves to be difficult. Learning to cooperate and work with peers, as a team, is an invaluable skill. We continue this unit for most of 3rd quarter.
Don’t forget: Early release day, 2/3/17. Dismissal at 11:45. All Discovery Place money due, 2/10/17. Teacher workday, 2/20/17.
Websites to use at home:
Things parents/guardians can do to help:
READ with your child EVERY night.
Check their planner and sign it each night. This ensures that I can communicate with you if there is a need.