Middle Grades: Jan 22 - 25

Thanks to some donations from the students our class store was a success, and I think everyone learned more about money: how to count it, use it for purchases, spend it wisely, and save it.  We will continue our project on simple interest.  If your child has not already brought in a plastic container with a top or glass jar with top,, please send it in.  The initial investment of a penny is deposited on the first day they have their jar.  Each day after that they will double their money in simple interest.  The pennies are coming from a huge jar I have a home.  In several weeks they will have a clear idea of the value of saving and earning on the savings.  I did tell everyone that absolutely no bank will pay 100% interest ever....

The biographies have been issued, and the book reports are due on Friday, Feb. 1.  (I extended the due date by a couple of days because I was late distributing the books.)

Today we will be completing the Money Block by preparing the Main Lesson Book pages, and will begin the Dwellings Block either today or tomorrow.  

Next week on Wednesday afternoon I will be asking each child to say the multiplication tables up to the 5's by themselves.  Please go over these with your child.  After the Winter Break we will add one number per week until we can get all the way to the 15's.  (We go up to 12.)  

There are some very important dates in February coming up.  Here are the dates.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Have a great week!

February 1 - Book Report due;  First Friday Assembly; 12:30 dismissal

February 5 - evening, All School Meeting;  all parents need to be there

February 11-15 - Parent Conferences;  12:00 dismissal for students; child care available

February 18-22 - Winter Break

February 25 - Model house project and report due

February 28 - Book Report due