Another week is in the books, and this one was a busy one! We have continued studying traditional literature with this week focusing on tall tales and fables. We have also started writing our next expository composition with an emphasis on making a memorable ending in our conclusions. We have begun tackling adding and simplifying fractions, and we have learned all of the events that led to Texas declaring its independence from Mexico and the revolution that followed. Whew! We need this three day weekend!
You received information about DreamBox Learning in this week’s Tuesday folder. DreamBox is a rigorous, and highly adaptive math program that students access online. It meets the educational needs of each learner, adjusting and re-adjusting in the moment as they engage in a fun learning environment. Your child will be required to complete a total of 40 minutes of DreamBox each week. Most of this time should and will be completed at home. However, many students may have some opportunity to work towards the 40 minutes while at school. In order for students to be able to have access to DreamBox at school, you must sign and return the yellow COPPA letter that was also in this week’s Tuesday folder. I included your child’s login information with the DreamBox information.
There will not be a reading log due next week. Use this extra time to begin exploring DreamBox and to have your child put in their best effort into their Night Write that is due the following week.
Canyon Creek will be hosting our annual Family STEAM Night on Thursday, January 24th from 6pm to 7pm. Come and explore the different STEAM activities that the students of Canyon Creek have been participating in this year. Parents MUST attend STEAM Night with their children.
January 21 - MLK Day, no school
January 24 - STEAM Night - 6pm - 7pm
January 29 - Night Write due
UNITS OF STUDY
Reading - Traditional Literature
Writing - Expository writing
Spelling - Week 13 homework due Thursday, test on Friday
Math - Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Texas History - Road to Statehood
Enjoy the long weekend!