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Welcome to a new school year. I'm excited to be teaching in person again. Please read below for a list of literature we'll read this year. Also, we'll be doing a mix of electronic and paper projects this year. Email me with any questions at [email protected].






Literature News

Here's a list of some of the novels we'll be reading this year.

James and the Giant Peach

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Borrowers

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


Our first unit willl be The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.  We will be working on character traits, main idea, sequencing events, and more! 

Please do not read these books at home! 

If you have your own copy of the books that would be great! 











 Little Boy Playing Astronaut Spaceman clipart










Social Studies Update

We are will review oceans and continents. Then our first unit is the 5 Regions of the US. 


Rounding Poem

Find the number in it's spot.

Go next door and see what you've got.

5 or more, raise the score.

4 or less, let it rest.

All the numbers to the right,

run to zero in a freight.


Odd and Even Poem

1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Odd numbers like Frankenstein.

0, 2, 4, 6, 8

Even Steven thinks you're great!


Multiplication poems. 


6 and 7 are sad and blue

they make the number 42. 


7 and 7 are doing fine,

they make the number 49. 


I ate and I ate till I got sick on the floor,

8 X 8 is 64. 


4 and 4 got in a car...

but they had to be 16 to drive. 



6 x 6, magic tricks




Eight times four is thirty-two,

thirty-two, thirty-two!

Eight times four is thirty-two, 

and now you know it's true! 

(Mary had a little lamb tune.)








Science Update
     We will start the year with science investigation tools. Then we'll be learning about matter.  
Don't forget sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat for P.E. and recess. Please send a water bottle with your child's name on it every day.