Laura Andersen

Homework Matters!
Please read or listen as to why.

“Choices are the hinges of destiny” 
― Edwin Markham

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

Weekly Update for January 27-31


This week's focus was on decoding difficult words by breaking them into syllable chunks and noticing each syllable type. Ask your child to show you their decoding skills. Students continue to Dyad read, practice fluency, and improve vocabulary. This week's assigned vocabulary terms were; sufficient and represent. The book club group is excited to read "Dead End In Norvelt".
Keep up the terrific reading out loud every night!

Language Arts

We began recording daily work and homework. This tracking sheet is due back the following Monday with a parent signature.

We are underway drafting a persuasive paper about school uniforms. Students have pieced together 3 body paragraphs, each with a different yet persuasive reason to require/not require school uniforms. A template for composing these paragraphs can be found here. After the three paragraphs have been formed students typed them into the Google Classroom assignment labeled, "Should School Uniforms Be Required?" Then they were instructed to add an introduction and conclusion to end with a complete 5 paragraph drafted persuasive paper. 


We have dabbled into many events that have led to uniting our nation through transportation. This expedition requires a lot of reading and writing. I'm so excited to teach them all about the building of the transcontinental railroad.

Looking Ahead

Every Friday afternoon we Dyad read with
Mrs. K's 1st and 2nd grade students!

Valentine's Day
Friday, Feb 14th
Please bring a valentine to exchange with classmates.

President's Day
Monday, Feb 17th
No School

Also, No School on
Tuesday, Feb 18th
for teacher PD

March 11th
Quarter 3 ends

March 11th & 12th

No School
Thursday, Mar 12th & Friday, Mar 13th

Family Literacy Night
Wednesday, March 25th


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