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Tomorrow is picture day. Students can wear their picture clothes to school. They will change into gym clothes and sneakers after the pictures are taken.

Thank you



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Week of 10/16/17

Spelling Test #6

Test will be given on Friday, October 20







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Test will be given on Friday, October 13

  1. at
  2. like
  3. bed
  4. ate
  5. must
  6. this
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Spelling Test #4

Trick words/sight words

These words are used often in the English language. Trick words are words that are hard to sound out (ex. said, the, come, etc.)The repetition of reading and writing these words will help your child remember them.

Test will be given on Friday, October 6th

  1. red
  2. all
  3. am
  4. help
  5. that
  6. play

These words are for room 157 English literacy-Mrs. Canalori

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Hello Parents!

Each week I will be posting about what we have done or are going to do in Math.  I will also post tips to help your child with the skills we are learning as well as when we will have chapter tests.  

This year we (room 157)are excited to be working in a workshop model for math.  This means that we are working mostly in small groups.  Groups are formed by what skills each student needs to work on.  We are learning through exploration with manipulatives and fun games.  We have all really enjoyed this new setup for math.  Ask your child to tell you about math time!

So far we have already finished Chapter 1:  Numbers to 10.  Unfortunately, I was unable to blog about this chapter because our website was down :(.  In chapter 1 we reviewed counting objects, learned how to compare groups using the vocabulary same, more, less/fewer.  We took our first chapter test about a week ago and I am very proud of how well the students did!


We then moved onto chapter 2 (we are finishing it today!!):  Number bonds.  We learned what a number bond is, and how to add using the number bond (part-part-whole).  We have also been working hard on finding the missing number within a number bond by counting on.  We used:  rekenreks, number lines, connecting cubes, counting bears and 100 charts to help us manipulate the numbers.  

We will have our chapter 2 test on FRIDAY (9/29)!

Room 157:  English

Room 158:  Spanish


We do our very best to alternate the tests in each language.  Example:  for chapter 3, room 157 will take it in Spanish and room 158 will take it in English.


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                                                                 Number Bond                                                                                                Rekenrek



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me!  Please remember to have your child complete his/her homework each night.  Homework is a part of your child's math grade!


Mrs. Mason 


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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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Assistant Principal: Ms. Tianko Ellison

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