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Weekly Newsletter

December 2-6
News and Notes
Our field trip to the San Jose Center of the Performing Arts is this Friday. The students should bring a bag lunch, water bottle, and wear their school shirt.
The social studies and math tests the students took before the break will go home in the Wednesday envelopes this week.
We are going to a gift exchange on Friday, December 20, the final day before winter break. If you're child will be gone that day, or if you don't want them participating in the gift exchange, please email me and I'll remove their name from the drawing.
Language Arts
The students are finishing their book club novels this week. Since we have the field trip on Friday, we will do the final book club meeting next Monday.
For nonfiction this week, the students are reading an article about the declining orangutan population in the rainforest. The focus for this article is using text evidence to respond to multiple choice and short answer questions.
We are beginning module 4 this week. This week's lessons focus on a type of graph called a line plot, as well as dividing fractions. You can learn more about this week's key concepts by clicking the links below.
Social Studies
The students will be learning about the 13 original colonies this week. They will be expected to know the major differences in government, economy, and geography among the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. 
The chapter test will be on Friday, December 13.
My class is with Ms. Standridge studying chemistry.