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Week 16 Welcome Back to School and Welcome 2019!

January 6, 2019 by Anne Bloomfield

January 7, 2019

Happy 2019 Bighorn Families,

Happy New Year!! Miss Garcia and myself hope you enjoyed your holiday season as much as we did. It was great fun to spend time baking, shopping, traveling, and enjoying the company of family and friends. Vacation was very relaxing and we feel so ready to come back to school. We can hardly wait to see all the kiddos!!

We’d like to send out a huge thank you for all the wonderful Christmas gifts and cards. On December 20th, we were presented with a lovely card with a very generous “Spa Finder” card. Thank you so much!!

Our Christmas Party was a hit thanks to the many parents that donated goodies and their time to run a station. All the help with the Christmas Parties was very much appreciated. They would not have been as successful without all the parent help!

Math                                                                                                                                    Our new year in math will be starting off with Geometry. Students will be identifying 2 and 3 dimensional shapes. They will also be identifying sides and angles\vertices in 2 dimensional shapes and faces, edges, and vertices in 3 dimensional shapes.
MAPs Testing
Students will be taking their Math MAPs Testing on Tuesday and or Wednesday. We are hoping to be able to assess on Tuesday and use Wednesday to finish up if needed.
Language
Before our Winter Break, we did some work with compound words. This work will continue into the New Year, this week we will review, complete a “foldable” activity, and assess on this standard.
Compound Word      home + made = homemade
Definition      Something that is homemade is an item made at home.
Sentence      John’s mom makes to best homemade banana bread.
Writing
Students will start the New Year off with a very short but technology filled writing assignment using the acronym JOY. The J stands for something the student just did, the O stands for one thing the student wants to improve in during 2019, and the Y stands for something special about you. Students will spend time talking and sharing their responses to the 3 statements. They will write a rough draft on paper and if time permits begin their final copies on the computer.
Projects
Our work on our Landmark Project will continue this week. Students have for the most part completed their research. They will complete their rough drafts and work on their slide shows. We are hoping to be able to present our projects the week of January 14th. We will let you know the firm date and time by the end of this week.

As Miss Garcia and myself look back on 2018, we can’t believe the changes we’ve seen in the students. With 2018 behind us, we’re excited to see the growth and development that 2019 will bring!

Sincerely,
Anne Bloomfield
and
Shannon Garcia