I'm afraid this school year is going to be over in a blink. I'll be sad...your kids are spectacular. I hope the month of January has gone well for each of you.

During the first two weeks of the month we were pretty busy practicing for the program the 4th grade classes were in charge of. Every one of the students were wonderful and the program was a success.

We've also spent a fair amount of time working on the SAGE Interim tests. The interim test is meant to give students the opportunity to become familiar with the testing procedures and allow time for extra improvements. (Our official SAGE Writing test dates are 2/11 and 2/18 with the remaining testing to be held in April.)

Mr. Macklin has also been a positive influence in our classroom this month as he taught the students about violence prevention and drug and alcohol prevention.

CURRICULUM:

Math: Chapter 8 test went very well and we're now working on chapter 9 concepts.

Chapter 9:

1/22 9.1--Relate Tenths and Decimals Homework:171, 172

1/26 9.2--Relate Hundredth and Decimals Homework: 173, 174

1/27 9.3--Equivalent Fractions and Decimals Homework: 175, 176

1/28 9.4--Relate Fractions, Decimals, and Money Homework: 177, 178

1/29 9.5--Problem Solving/Review Homework: 179, 180

1/30 9.6--Add Fractional Parts of 10 and 100 Homework: None

**A note from Mrs. Coonen: There is homework help in the library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:00. Parents are expected to pick up their students promptly at 4:00.**

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Science: The students had a great time using their engineering design skills to create their own water cycle chambers, they are testing today and we'll move on to weather in the next few days.

Report: Students should be working on a biography about an ancestor. Those reports are due on or before February 27th.

**DATE TO REMEMBER:**

1/26 Movie Night Show times 5 and 7

1/30 Homework Club (eat lunch in the classroom with Mrs. Sherratt)

2/11 SAGE Writing Assessment--day 1

2/13 Midterm

2/18 SAGE Writing Assessment--day 2

2/16 No School--President's Day

2/23 Green Ribbon Week

2/27 Biography Reports Due