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"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold." 
~~ Aristotle

This week we are continuing to study fractions and multiplication strategies in Math.  The students will take the Unit 5 math assessment on Tuesday, Feb. 13.  We will review on Friday and Monday before the test.  Monday the students will have a review packet they can look at for homework.  

We began our next unit in Journey's on Tuesday.  We read "Tops and Bottoms", a trickster tale.  Students will be learning about homophones in our spelling lesson and we will be looking at quotation marks and we will review past, present, and future tense.   Spelling homework began on Tuesday night.  Students should complete FOUR spelling assignments from their spelling menu.  The spelling test will be on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

We are working hard on our inventions PBL project.  Students are studying inventors and inventions that affect their daily lives.  They are enjoying the research we are doing in class to create a presentation.

We began Black History Month by reading about Martin Luther King and making a class mosaic of his picture.  We will be reading about an making mosaics of many celebrated African Americans this month.  I'll take some photos next week and post to my blog.  The students LOVE this project and we've also gotten several compliments from people around the school. 

Valentines lists went home today.  Please make sure if your child brings in valentines, they bring one for each student in the class.  We will pass out Valentines and have a snack on 

Please, please make sure to update pick up patrol or email me before 2:00 each day when there is a change.  If it's after 2:00, please call the front office to make sure I'm notified of the change.  

Enjoy all the beautiful snow this afternoon!!

~~Mrs. McCarty   

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