I hope everyone is enjoying their time off. It was a well deserved break. I just wanted to remind everyone to work on Raz Kids and Zearn this week. The students were told they would be rewarded for using the programs over break. My last report showed that only 7 students have used the programs so far. Please have your child utilize these resources.

As always, remember to read to and with your child to help grow a love for reading.

Valentine’s Day

I just wanted to send out a reminder that Friday is Valentine’s Day. If your child would like to bring valentine cards or little treats for the class your child may. We have 24 students in the class.

Also, We do not have school Monday, February 17, 2020-Friday, February 21, 2020.

Remember to use Zearn and Raz Kids over break. They are both great ways to practice classroom skills.

February Information

We have a busy month ahead of us.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 is 100th day of school. Dress like you are 100 years old. Be creative with what you have at home.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 is late start.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 is our trip to Ann Arbor Science Museum. Remember to bring a bag lunch with your child’s name and teachers name in a disposable bag. No glass please!

Friday, February 7, 2020 is pajama day. Bring $1.00 and wear pajamas. Profits help the PTA do wonderful things to help our students.

Friday, February 14, 2020 is Valentine’s Day. Your child may bring in valentine cards or little snacks to share with the class. We have 24 students.

Monday, February 17-Friday, February 21 we have no school for Mid-winter break.

In math we have moved to subtraction story problems. We have been practicing how to take apart larger numbers into tens and ones to make it easier to subtract. This week we are introducing the number path to add and subtract. The number path is similar to using a traditional number line. You move forward to add and backward to subtract. Playing board games at home help reinforce these skills. Family game night is a fun way to spend time with your children with the benefit of learning.

In writing we have been working on giving details to expand on their reasoning. When speaking to your child ask them to tell you more. Ask them questions about what ever they are sharing with you. By doing this, you are having your child practice giving details.

As always, thank you for all your support in educating your child. Remember to read with and to your child. Instill a love for reading.

Super Bowl

Tomorrow our school is having a little fun with the up coming football game. Your child may dress in the colors of the team they want to win. San Francisco 49ers-Red, white and gold. Kansas City Chiefs-Red and white.


I just wanted to send out a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, January 20th and and there will be a half day on Tuesday, January 21st.

This week we will be NWEA testing. Remember to make sure your child is eating a good breakfast and gets a good nights sleep every day.

For science, I asked the students to bring in a working flashlight to school. Please put your child’s name on the flashlight so I know who to return it to when we are done.

January and February Dates

Monday, January 6, 2020-Return to School

Friday, January 17, 2020-Half day

Monday, January 20, 2020-No School

Tuesday, January 21, 2020-Half day

Monday, February 3, 2020-Permission slips due for science trip

Wednesday, February 5, 2020-Late Start

Thursday, February 6, 2020-Science trip

Monday, February 17-Friday, February 21- NO School


NWEA testing will be occurring during the first weeks of January when we return. Please make sure your child is eating well and getting a good nights sleep. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, January 6th.

Holiday Store

Our fantastic PTA will be having our annual holiday store. Prices vary from $1.00 to $20. If your child would like to buy from the store please put money in a bag or envelope labeled with your child’s name and the amount.

Also just a reminder that Wednesday is late start and Friday is our last day before vacation begins. I will be sending homework over break.