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September 28th

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Good Afternoon Families, 

We had another busy week! Thank you for signing and returning math tests. Homework has been being handed in daily and calendars are being signed. Thank you and keep up the good work!

In Math, we are now working on subtraction with regrouping. We will continue with this next week. We will be regrouping across zeros in the middle of the week and then reviewing on Thursday and POSSIBLY taking the chapter 4 test on Friday, October 5th. We will keep you updated.

We finished our personal narratives and published them in Writing class this week. We will be working on specific narrative writing skills for the next few weeks. We will work on describing settings and writing conclusions that solve problems. We will also continue to practice writing dialogue in our pieces. 

In Reading, we are focusing on character traits and summarizing. We are also using RACE to help us form complete written responses about what we read.

R- Restate the question 

A- Answer the question

C- Cite evidence

E- Explain and elaborate


This week students really enjoyed their first Mandarin class. We also had fun learning more about rocks and minerals and the rock cycle. 


Just a few dates to remember:

Monday, October 1st- Students switch classes. 158 will now be with Mrs. McNeil in the morning and 157 will be with me in the morning.

Tuesday, October 2nd- Reading is Thinking! Parent night- 5:30-6:15

Thursday, October 4th- Picture Day

Friday, October 5th- Subtraction Test (POSSIBLY) 

Monday, October 8th- No School- Columbus Day


Have a great weekend!


Ms. Casey

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At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global society.

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