Weekly Letter 1/10/2020

January 10, 2020

Dear Families,

Reading –Next week, the class will begin our unit on the Solar System.  This unit will focus on the patterns that the sun, moon and stars create.  We will begin our unit learning all about the sun.  The class will create a KWL chart all about the sun.   We will read reading several non-fiction texts about the sun and watch some videos that will help us to complete the “what we learned” column of the chart.  The class will learn that the sun rotates on its axis and this is what causes night and day.  Earth follows its orbit around the sun and this takes 365 days.  This is how we get the seasons.

Phonics/Spelling – This week the spelling words will focus on words that end with -s and –es.   Please take time to review these words each night.  There will be a formal assessment on Thursday.

Math – This week we are continuing with Chapter 5.  The first lessons proved to be difficult ones for the majority of the class.  This is due to the fact that they need more practice learning their basic addition and subtraction facts with sums up to 20.  I encourage you to review these facts at home on a daily basis.  In class, we will continue to work on their fact fluency with daily fact quizzes. 


  • School is closed on Friday, January 17th for a Staff Professional Day.
  • School is closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 


Mrs. Van Buskirk