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Star of the Week – Eisley will be Star of the Week this week, she will create a poster, bring in sharing, bring in a letter from her parents about how wonderful she is, and she will also bring in her favorite book.

Academics – This week we are starting Unit 6 Making Decisions in ELA. We will continue to work on History. In history we will start a new Native American project, more information will be given out on Monday. In math we are on Unit 4 Multiplication and Area.

Teacher Cadet – Starting on Monday we will be having a Teacher Cadet starting in our room for an hour each day. She will be learning about becoming a teacher.

NWEA – we will continue take our NWEA tests on Monday in reading and Language Arts. Please have your students try to master as many language art skills as possible in IXL.

Dental Visit – On February 9th we will be going on an in school field trip to the other side of our building. At the Michael Berry Career center, they have a dental office for dental students. The dental students will teaching our class about going to the dentist and have fun activities as a way to learn about dental hygiene and going to the dentist.

Yearbook – If you are interested in ordering a yearbook you can order use the following website and code: School code is: 14568323

Dates to remember:

Late Start – February 15

Mid-Winter Break – February 17-20

District Spelling Bee – will be on March 2 – 5PM for 3rd grade, 6PM for 4th and 7 PM for 5th grade. Permission slips will go out next week to our 1st place winners.

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Class News

Welcome to Marking Period 3! We are 1/2 way through the year!

Happy Chinese New Year! – This is a fun holiday I like to share with the kids each year. We share fortune cookies, while watching the Lion dance and look at the Chinese Zodiac animals for their year.

Monday is a 1/2 day – dismissal at 12:05

Monday we will begin testing for TB. Please remember to send in your form if you have not already. We will only test students who have turned in the form.

NWEA testing will begin this week, if we have internet. It went out last week and they said we could be out as long as Wednesday. Make sure you keep practicing with IXL.

Academics – We are finishing up our opinion essay on cell phones. We are completing week 3 of our Technology Benchmark magazine. We will do our Unit 5 WeeK 3 Pamphlet and the Unit 5 Week 3 Spelling words. We are starting Geometry in math. We are continuing to work on Michigan history.

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PTA meeting

Hello All! 

Please be aware that there is a PTA meeting this Thursday 1/19, at 6pm via zoom. 

Hope to see you there! 

Angela Welton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PTA 1/19

Time: Jan 17, 2023 06:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 967 2354 7911

Passcode: 587516

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Class News

Update: My father is doing better after suffering a heart attack and two hospitals stays. He is back home and starting to recover and get back to a normal life.

Martin Luther King Day – I hope you are enjoying your day off. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Reminder: We will also have 1/2 days on Friday 1/20 and Monday 1/23.

Report cards – Grades are due Friday when our 2nd marking period ends. I must have all missing work in by Wednesday to allow time to grade and record all assignments.

Parent Connect – Please check Parent Connect to see all grades and missing work. If you forgot your sign in information, click the forgot username or password and it will send the information to the email you have on file with the district. Students have been given all papers so check their bags and folders for anything missing. If you are unable to find a paper please let me know and I will help locate it.

Academics – We will continue with Unit 5 in Benchmark titled Advancements in Technology. We will be finishing up lessons 19 and 21 of Unit 3 in math and taking our end of unit test this week. Here is a Unit 3 Practice Test to use to study. We have finished our Power of Flowers Science Unit and have started learning about the History of Michigan.

NWEA Testing – Will begin very soon. Please continue to practice IXL to prepare for the NWEA. Please concentrate the IXL practice in Reading and Math.

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Study for Science test

Here is a Blookit game to study for our science test this week.

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Welcome Back

Wonderful Break – I hope everyone had well deserved, restful and relaxing break. I had a wonderful Christmas holiday with friends and family visiting from 5 different cities in 4 different states! It was amazing to see all my family and I really enjoyed it! Thank you again for all the wonderful holiday gifts! Everyone was very thoughtful and generous! I hope you all got the thank you cards I sent home with your students.

Sad News – Unfortunately, my wonderful holiday took a turn for the worse. My 86 year old father suffered a heart attack and has been in the intensive care unit at the hospital. He is home now recovering and I am helping my mother take care of him and get him to the follow up doctor’s appointments needed. I will be missing a few days of school as my father gets better. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.

Arlo is Star of the Week

Popcorn Friday – 1/13 – this week – send $1 if your child would like popcorn. This is also a fundraiser for PTA.

Marking Period ending 1/20 – We are coming to the end of our 2nd marking period in a few days. Please check the Parent Connect portal to make sure your student isn’t missing any work or has low scores that could be improved. The marking period will end on 1/20, so I will need all work turned in by 1/18 so that I will have time to grade and record everything before the grading period closes.

Dates to remember

1/16 No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/2 days – Friday 1/20 and Monday 1/23 – School dismisses at 12:05

2/17-2/20 No School – Mid-Winter break

Academics – We will be taking reading test this week to have our latest scores for our report cards. We are beginning a new ELA unit called Advancements in Technology.

NWEA Testing – We will begin NWEA testing again soon – students should continue to practice the IXL goals each day in Reading for at least 15-20 minutes each day so they can inprove their scores from the last test.

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No School tomorrow – Snow day

I hope everyone enjoys their extended winter break! Thank you for all the wonderful presents!! You guys are so amazing and generous! Also, some students brought their snowman writing folders home to finish their stories over break. Each paper shows a different kind of figurative writing that should be included in their stories. Please don’t throw any of these away.

Have a wonderful, safe holiday break!

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Virtual Sing a long today at 9:30

Join on Zoom with the link today!

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Meeting ID: 656 048 9332

Passcode: 854654

We no longer have Zoom unlimited time. So the meeting will start at 9:25, we will only have 40 minutes before it cuts us off.

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Holiday Sing-A-Long Flyer and Zoom link

Virtual Holiday Sing-a-long will be tomorrow 12/21 at 9:30 AM. Here is the flyer and the link to watch. We hope you can all join.

Parent email:

Parent flyer:

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Sing-along date change

As you all are probably aware, there is some significant weather predicted for this Friday.  At this time, it is uncertain if we will get heavy snow or if we will just get rain. Our students and teachers have worked very hard to prepare for the sing-a-long and I don’t want to risk us not being here to enjoy it.  For these reasons, we are going to reschedule the Sing-A-Long for this Thursday, December 22 at 9:30 a.m.  I appreciate all of your understanding and am looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you all on Thursday morning.  

Thank you, Mrs. Fournier

We will still have pajama day on Thursday and dress up day on Friday.

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