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     Welcome to the Desrt!                                                                                              

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! It was nice to be back. The kids transitioned very well and we had a nice day. Everyone got to share a favorite holiday gift they were given through a memory game to wake up their brains this morning. Students also started the day with writing an essay about their break. 

    Spelling: New lists will be distributed Friday, January 3. Test will be Thursday, the 9th.

    Grammar: Verbs and their tenses. Homework review on Thursday, the 9th with the test on Friday the 10th.

    Reading:  Students wrote a New Year's Resolution and reasons on how it will make them better. We will do some TDA work and then start Unit 2 Week 5 vocabulary words. The skills will be understanding similes, metephors, author's point of view and using rhyme and meter in poetry. No test date set until the following week.

    BONUS BOOK REPORT: Hope you saw the paper about this before break. If not ask, your child. This is optional, but worth 6 points and due the 16th I believe. It could bump a B grade to an A or a C to a B. 

    Social Studies: We are moving through the lessons on the southeast region and taking weekly quizes. 

     
    UPCOMING EVENTS:
     
     

    Crazy Hair Day tomorrow, Friday!!! 

    Would any of you be willing to volunteer to come in and talk to groups of classes 3 times on January 31st for Lit Fest? It isn't super hard and I think you would enjoy it. You just need to talk about how important reading is to jobs and living in the world. Could use a power point, a video, read to them, tell stories, show pictures from work or whatever comes to mind. LMK if you would be interestd because we are really hurting for people. Here is a link with more details:  https://sites.google.com/pinerichland.org/ehue-litfest/presenters