Mr. Wallace’s Monthly Herald:
Happy New Year! I sincerely hope you all had an opportunity to enjoy the holiday season. I also want to extend a huge THANK YOU to each parent for helping to make your child’s success and accomplishments of the past year a reality! Now that the 2016 school year is underway, I anticipate many exciting challenges and growth opportunities for students to partake in during the coming months.
As we turn our attention toward state Smarter Balanced Assessment later this spring, students are continuing to focus on developing effective organization skills and successful study habits. More assessment preparation resource information with soon be sent home and available on my website. In the area of language arts, students will soon become familiar with writing opinion-response essays while further applying their knowledge of reading comprehension strategies. Math is taking us into the exploration of division concepts followed by fractions.
We are wrapping up the study of electricity and magnetism in science, while in social studies we will soon be examining the onset of the Spanish settlement of California and its impact on Native American culture.
Technology Note: I am encouraging students to improve their keyboarding skills by using their typingweb.com account three times per week. Typing proficiency will greatly benefit students as we near 5th grade and beyond!
*Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Monday, 1/18
*Coffee with the principal, Friday, 1/22
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at (951) 696-1402 ext. 2133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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