News from the Jungle

We finished the reading NWEA testing and will continue testing the math NWEA through the 31st of the month or until we have completed all assessments. Please make sure the children are getting their rest and eating breakfast so that they can try their best on the test!

Upcoming Events

1/28 Field Trip to Theater!

1/31 Spelling Test #3: it, am, do, jet, met, pet, set, net, vet (And one more cold word belonging to the word family – et. Practice extra -et words with your child such as wet, get, etc)

2/5 Late Start – arrival at 9:35am

2/5 Scholastic Book Order Due

2/6 Spelling Test #4: is, go, we, big, dig, pig, wig, zig, jig (And one more cold word belonging to the word family – ig. Practice extra -ig words with your child such as gig, fig, sprig, rig, etc.)

2/6 100th Day GLOW PARTY!!! Make sure to send your child to school wearing their 100th day white t-shirt

2/7 No School for Young 5’s and Kindergarten ONLY!!!

2/14 Spelling Test #5: for, up, look, hop, pop, top, cop, mop, bop (And one more cold word belonging to the word family – op. Practice extra -op words with your child such as shop, chop, stop, flop, etc.)

2/17 – 2/21 MID-WINTER BREAK!!!

2/28 Spelling Test #6: like, see, my, if, and, fun, run, bun, sun (And one more cold word belonging to the word family – un. Practice extra -un words with your child such as spun, gun, etc.)

Agenda for the Week

Reading & Writing:  We reviewed middle sounds and word families. We spent the week reviewing skills since we had so much testing to get through.

Please continue to have your child practice writing sentences at home by pretending they are holding an imaginary rubberband and stretching it as they slowly say the word they are trying to spell.

Math: We continue to work on addition and subtraction. We also reviewed measurement and weight. We began learning about number bonds this week!

Science: We continued talking about polar habitats and the animals which live there. We are learning about different animals who live in the cold and how they are able to survive in this habitat.

Social Studies:  The timeline projects were fantastic! All of the children enjoyed learning about each other and looking at all of the baby pictures! I enjoyed it too!

Housekeeping Items:

Indoor Lineup

Indoor lineup is now at the 5th grade doors. Remember, even during indoor lineup, no parents are allowed in the building unless you have signed in at the front office.

Winter Apparel

Please practice putting on and taking off coats, boots, shoes, scarves, gloves, etc. As well as buttoning/zipping coats and tying their own shoes. Your child should be able to do all of these things independently!


Please make sure to empty the folder each night! It is very difficult and time consuming to locate homework or important notes when the folder is full of papers from the day before. Please be sure to send the folder to school each day. It is a big part of our arrival and dismissal routines and the folders help the children keep all of their papers organized.


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