1/21 Newsletter

Next week brings us to the mid-way point of the second trimester.  My how time flies when you are having fun!  Mid-term progress reports will be sent home with the students on Thursday, January 27th.

We had some wonderful news this week.  Mrs. Olsen (you may know her as Miss Gudaitis☺) had her twins on Thursday. Little Emma June and Anders John are cute as can be and all are doing very well.

Volleyball is back!  Today is the registration deadline.  If you would like to sign your child up, please go to our school website at www.st-johnschool.org and click the Activities. 

Explorer Report Research Update:  Students who were hoping to get a book on their explorer from the Greenwood library are still in luck.  While the reference librarians have been away for a few days, they have let us know books are on the way and should be there on Monday or Tuesday.

CURRICULUM UPDATES

READING- Students learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and did an assignment on the important events from Pedro’s Journal. They drew some really nice pictures to go with their events. Next week, we will start reading Morning Girl, which is written from the perspective of Native Americans.

MATH- We just wrapped up our adding and subtracting decimals unit and will be moving on to multiplying and dividing decimals next week.

RELIGION- Students watched a video on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and discussed how their lives would be different today if Dr. King and other activists had not continued to press on against racism. They also discussed ways they could stand up against racism.

WRITING- We will finish our research and learn how to turn our notes into a 5-paragraph informational report, complete with a bibliography and fancy cover sheet. The writing/revising/editing phase will keep us busy for the next couple of weeks.

SCIENCE- Next week, we will review science content. Students have notes that we will organize and review and together we will create a study sheet for additional practice. The test will be on the week of January 31st . Exact date TBD.

SOCIAL STUDIES- Students did a nice job on their move quizzes, and their ships are heading home to Spain or England! All ships are still alive as we did not have any sink this week. We will continue Galleon for the next few weeks.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mr. Sandstrom