UE-A News

February 13

Here is an overview of what the students are learning:
English/Language Arts: poetry, word study, text structure, plot structure, point of view, figurative language, writing for various purposes, reading comprehension skills, using evidence from a text to support argumentative writing.
Math: students have individual work plans
Social Studies:
4th: Establishing a New Government
5th: World War II
6th:World History-- Ancient Rome
Science:
4th: Characteristics and Growth of Organisms
5th: Ecosystems/Interdependent Relationships
6th: Diversity of Life/Classification of Animals

Students are really enjoying our 30 minute reading block. If you would like to, please send in healthy snacks for the students to enjoy as they read. We have 22 students.
We can always use more cleaning wipes, tissues, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. Thanks in advance for your support!

A new homework bingo sheet will be sent home each month. The Upper Elementary teachers want to provide ways for your child to not only practice academic skills, but also engage in enriching life skills. Students with computers at home may also practice math skills on the TenMarks site. Science assignments have been given to all students on the Discovery Education site. The NewsELA site has many current event articles with adjustable text levels that will build reading comprehension and fluency. I have also included a link to some Montessori family resources. The links for these can be found on our home page.


Reminders


February-March
Feb. 15: Early dismissal, 12:30, banking day
Feb. 19: School Choice application deadline
Feb. 22:   PTA Black History Month program, 6 pm 
Feb. 24: Spirit Day
Feb. 28: Spirit Day, box tops due
March 3: PTA Chuck E Cheese night, 3-9
March 8: Tornado drill, walk to school

The character trait for January is responsibility.

Please click the link below to read our school newsletter:


Link to view Upper Elementary visit to Channel 2 News:
http://counton2.com/2015/10/01/weather-101-tour-with-4th-and-6th-graders-from-hursey-elementary-school_9-30/

Links for projects:


Wish List:
tissues
paper towels
anti-bacterial wipes
dry erase markers
healthy snack items (Welches fruit snacks, Cheez It crackers in individual packets, etc.)