For the week of Feb. 18-22, here is a tentative schedule for Skrobanski’s Superheroes: *Please be sure students have coats/jackets/sweaters, etc for outdoor recess. *Here at Indian Trail we are following our expectations of respect, responsibility, and safety. Our class is really focusing on listening to others before you talk as well as a smooth transition between subjects! *Please try to sign up for Remind for ITSCO! Important Dates Feb. 14-Jump Rope for Heart begins and goes through the 28th! Feb. 15-Teacher Institute~ No School Feb. 18-President’s Day ~No School Feb. 19- Wear Red, White, and Blue Day for President’s Day Feb. 22-Winter Carnival and SCO Treat Day Scholastic Online order is due today! ELA-We are going to spend the next few weeks on a novel unit, James and the Giant Peach. We are excited to be reading and enjoying different activities that connect with the novel. There will be various vocabulary words and spelling words over the next few weeks. Here is a brief overview: James' happy life at the English seaside is rudely ended when his parents are killed by a rhinoceros and he goes to live with his two horrid aunts. Daringly saving the life of a spider he comes into possession of magic boiled crocodile tongues, after which an enormous peach starts to grow in the garden. We will continue on this voyage together and find out what happens? Our field trip in March is the play! Spelling-Here are the words for James and the Giant Peach. We will have the 11-20 words this week and take our summative on Friday! 11. centipede 12. mammoth 13. television 14. millionaire 15. crystal 16. sponge 17. brilliant 18. burrow 19. forehead 20. England Math-We will move into Division next! Please continue to practice what we do each day in class. Refer back to your notebook or Go Math resource! The main strategies for division are partial quotient and traditional division! *We have been using this program called XtraMath to increase speed and accuracy in arithmetic here at school. Students have also been utilizing math prodigy and front row now known as Freckle. From now until the end of the school year, each student will be spending some time at home each day practicing math on a computer, tablet, or phone. The following morning, I will check in with the information to see the progress being made. Students will be working Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night, and Thursday night! If a student does not complete their XtraMath that night with the exception of being absent, a TRAILBLAZER letter will be taken. Thank you for your support. Science-We will begin the next unit on Transfer of Energy in Collision. Words to be familiar with are: electric current, heat energy, light energy, sound energy, energy, contact, collision, force, energy transfer, and motion. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call (815) 469-6993 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.