Welcome toCentral Elementary School Go Eagles!!! 2012-2013
Notes From Mrs. MizellDear Parents, We thank each and every one that has made time toeat lunch with their child this quarter and encourage those ofyou who haven’t made it yet, to come and join us. We alsothank the volunteers who have helped us run off copies andhelp shelve books and other tasks that have helped us have agreat start to the school year. We encourage you to keep usinformed of change of address, email, and phone numbers.Weather is turning cold, so please label all jackets, coats andsweaters. We ask for your participation and support. Our goal isto provide your child, our students, with a positive learningenvironment. Sincerely, Cindy Mizell
Announcements• February 12th: Parent Teacher Conferences 3-9pm• February 14th: Valentine’s Day Parties• February 18th: NO SCHOOL (Teacher PD)• February 7th: Math Night 5:30-7:00pm• March 15th: NO SCHOOL (Teacher PD)• March 18th-22nd: Spring Break-NO SCHOOL• April :K-2 Standardized Testing• April : 3rd–5th Grade Benchmark Testing• May 27th: Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL• May 30th: Last Day of School• May 31st: Summer Break Begins
Congratulations to our district wide poetry slam winner,Allison Baxter!!! Here is the poem that she took first place with!!! Loose Tooth by Allison Baxter Wiggle. Wiggle. My loose tooth. Can’t wait to pull it out. It feels funny in my mouth. Bit an apple. Crunch! It’s still there. Chewed some caramel. Is it gone? Nope. Wiggle. Wiggle. Try to pull it out? Ouch! That hurts. Tie a string. Slam the door. BAM! Wiggle. Wiggle. Still there. Dad can help. Open wide! Don’t cry. Close your eyes. POP! OK. All done. Tooth Fairy, here we come!
Kindergarten News• Reading – Partners are Teachers. Children transfer all they have learned up until now to problem solve as readers.• Writing – How To. Children will learn how to write procedural books to instruct people how to do something.• Math – Measurement and counting.• Science/Social Studies – Penguins and Fairy Tales
What are we studying?? Reading: Getting to know Characters in books. Writing: Persuasive and Opinion Writing. Math: MeasurementMake sure your child is reading 3-4 times a week at home! Make sure to signthe log!! Make sure you1stGraders Use Technology in study your Sightthe Classroom…… Computers, Word Lists!! iPads, Promethean Boards, etc…
What’s Happening in 2 Reading nd Grade??? For the Month of February we are focusing on Non-Fiction Books. Writing For the Month of February we are working on Poetry. Math Our focus in math for February is tens and ones (addition & subtraction). Science/Social Studies We will be learning about Plants and Animals.
Reader’s Workshop:Nonfiction Reading; We are readingbooks to get true information on different topics. Weare also reading biographies…Students need to bereading at least 20 minutes each night. Log reading athome.Writer’s Workshop: Nonfiction books on chosen topics. Eachstudent is sharing as an expert on a topic and teaching whathe/she knows through the use of nonfiction.Math Workshop: Multiplication and Division…be learningmultiplication facts 0-12. Practice every night at home!!!! PARENTS!! Be on the look out for… • Winter Carnival December 13 • Santa Shop December 17-21 • Winter Party December 21
4th Grade HappeningsReading- Social Issues Book Clubs. We will learn that reading can teach us about issues thatexist in the world and in our lives. Remember to read 30 minutes each night. Talk aboutwhat you read with someone.Writing- Literary essay. Literary essay offers a bridge between reading and writing. It helpsstudents learn that writing can be a way to not only hold on to one’s thinking about aparticular subject or, more specifically, about a text but also to clarify and elaborate on thatthinking.Science- We will be studying the states of matter and basic electricity. We will be doing lotsof hands on activity.Math- We will be finishing up landmarks and large numbers and beginning a unit onfractions and decimals. Please continue to practice multiplication combinations at home.Important dates:January 7-classes resumeJanuary 10-report cardsJanuary 15-Quiz Bowl at ParkviewJanuary 21-no school (professional development day)January 22-Quiz Bowl at CentralJanuary 29-Quiz Bowl at Central
Look What’s Happening in 5th Grade Math/Science In math, we will continue studying fractions. Wewill be learning how to add, subtract, multiply, anddivide fractions. After break in January, we will be studying geometry-different types of polygons. In science, we will be studying matter inDecember and will begin a unit on light and energy in January. Both classes had a great time working on the ecosystems unit. Literacy/Social Studies In reading we are continuing our study of Nonfiction reading and will move into nonfiction research projects. In writing, we are wrapping up our information books and will move into research based argument essay. The kids are finishing up their projects on exploration, and then The kids enjoyed after Christmas break, we will begin our study on Leadership pajama day! during Colonial Times.
Drop off and Pick up• Bus drop off and pick up will be located behind the building on North 22nd Street.• Car drop off and pick up will now be located in the front of Central Elementary School on North 24th Street.