Newsletter - February 8th, 2017

Hello Pyrite Families!

Winter break seems to be forever ago, we have some warm weather in February, and it is the second semester and we are already in a groove! Here are some important dates and classroom news for the month of February:

After a delay due to weather, we were able to reschedule and enjoy this year’s Winter Trip. We had a great time in Snow Mountain Ranch with the students that could go. It seems the Rocky Mountain Chicken struck again. ;-)

In Math, we are continuing to plug away with our weekly math lessons. Students are working on one and two-step algebra problems, all operations with fractions, and finding palindromes by adding the inverse of numbers. We have also had some geometry lessons, where we have explored the properties of triangles, rectangles, and trapezoids.

In History and science, we have made it to the Homosapien Sapiens. We have just begun a fun simulation called Bones & Stones. The students from both of the upper elementary classrooms have formed bands of early humans and have to complete challenges in order to receive “survival stones.” We have also been discussing latitude and longitude, as well as working on creating a map of Europe.

We have MAPS testing starting this week, Thursday, February 9th. Our first test is language. Then we have math on Wednesday the 1th, followed by reading on Friday the 17th.

For Valentine’s Day, we are working on doing a service project. The service project might not be on February 14th exactly, but we will keep you updated on the day. In other exciting news, we are heading to the Colorado History Museum on March 1st so keep your eyes out for paperwork to sign. Just a reminder, there is no school on President’s Day, February 20th!

Thank you for all your support over this semester. We are excited and ready for a wonderful second semester.

Pat & Alex