Paula Horning

        The time is flying in class. The students are working hard and the days are going by so fast. Please make sure you are NOT helping your child with homework until they have worked the problems themselves. Please give them time to complete the work before you check it so they are working on stamina and working without being told to do so. I need them to be independent and learning how to redirect themselves when getting off task. Remember we are preparing them for 6th grade.
We are working on 4 digits multiplied by 3 digits in Math. We also need to remember concepts taught up to this point; place value chart to the thousandths and millions. Comparing decimal numbers, listing them from least to greatest and greatest to least along with multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10,100,and 1000. 
In Reading we learned how to identify the main idea using details in a passage. This is something that should be practiced all year for reading comprehension.
We started our new Spelling, Words Their Way, Program. Homework should become a routine so your child know what to do each week. This program stresses phonics.
Please make sure you sign and return the green folder each week. Talk with your child about their work and go over problems they missed so they do not make the same mistakes on future work.
I know that this is going to be a growing year for all my students. Maturity and hard work will provide them with everything they need for the future. Be positive and let me know if I can help you or your child in any way. 
Remember that we will be going to Washington DC in April and we want all our students to go. Please sign up it's not too late. It is the best money you will ever spend that YOUR CHILD will never forget!!! Let me know if you have any questions.