Happy New Year 2014!!!
We are back in the school routine here in Room 17. We are studying penguins,
bears and other arctic animals this month.

We have started having spelling tests on Fridays. We also have a dictated
sentence along with the spelling test. I read the sentence aloud and the
students write it. The spelling words and the sentence are on the homework each

The January Project is due on January 27. I sent a note about it home in
folders. Children need to choose either a penguin or a bear on which to do a
project. This is a great opportunity for parents and children to talk about what
they are learning and do a little research together.