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[class 5305]
Ms. Gurino & Ms. Aragona
Class 5-305 Newsletter
Week of January 8th

*Reminders: After School 2:30-4:00pm Wed. and Thurs. through April 13th. Units of Study
Reading: This week the students have finished their Autobiography unit and will launch our unit non- fiction unit. We will be reading Six Million Paper Clips which is a series of articles about the Holocaust.
Writing: We have just finished our Autobiography unit and are now launching our non-fiction unit to go along with our reading unit. Math: We will begin to learn about fractions.
Science: We are finishing up a lab using our heart rate and finding our pulse. We learned how to find our pulse and count how many peats per minute and then took those beats to find the mean, and graphed our results.
Social Studies: We will learn about the Holocaust more in depth to help the children better understand their reading.

Spelling Words –
Homonyms (also called homophones) are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. Some homonyms are spelled the same, like bark (the sound a dog makes) and bark (the outer layer of a tree trunk).
allowed waste threw brakes weather weight
vane nose whether knows through aloud
write right wait waist breaks vein

Weekly Homework
Monday
Spelling 5x each
My Life in Dog Years complete Fred and Pig comprehension packet pages Math: Math in Focus B page 15
Tuesday
Spelling- write a sentence for each word using the homonym correctly. My Life in Dog Years- complete Quincy comprehension packet pages Math: Math in Focus B page 16
Wednesday
Abc order
Reading Log. Read for 30 minutes and respond to one of the questions on the reading log sheet stapled in the homework folder. Answer on loose leaf to transfer to binder, 5 sentences minimum. Math: Math in Focus workbook B: Page 17
Thursday
Study for tomorrows spelling test.
My Life in Dog Years Test tomorrow: PLEASE REVIEW and STUDY packets and classwork!! Math: Math in Focus workbook B : Page 18
Friday
Math: Math in Focus workbook B: Page 19
Reading: A Big Birthday Celebration and How Music Affects Your Mood