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Welcome to the team!! We're going to have a great year!!

Important Dates and Events:
-Students will be dismissed at 1:45 the 1st Weds of every month, unless otherwise noted!

December 18th @ 1:30- CHRISTMAS PLAY! We wear Christmas attire with chef's hats, aprons or small kitchen untensils.

December 21st-January 3rd: CHRISTMAS BREAK!! ​*Students return January 4th*

December 10th-14th, 2018

Monday:  Reading will be taught during math time due to testing.

:  Module 3, Lesson 38: Transition from four partial products to the standard algorithm for two-digit by two-digit multiplication.
(*Taught before testing.)

Wednesday: Module 3 End of Module Test Review

 Module 3 End of Module Test

Friday: Module 3 Test Remediation
​*Students will be retaught test concepts and given an opportunity to correct their test for an average of the two scores.*

Use the following link the access our full math module! You will need to scroll down to the "Downloadable Resources" portion of the page and click the first link to view the full module as a PDF.

This site will not show you the work on the homework problems specifically, but does contain a full lesson showing how to do these types of problems. Homework answers only (without work shown) can be found in the last pages of the module.


**PARENTS: Check out this awesome resource at the link below for homework help! It has worked through problem sets with the answers and videos for each grade and each module lesson!**:


*Students must show work to receive credit on the math homework. Please remind your child to least attempt each problem and not leave any without work shown. We will go over areas of difficulty in class. We do the math set that corresponds to the homework in class together and they are the same types of problems with different numbers. Students should be able to refer back to this set for help setting up the problems.


STUDENTS WILL BE ASSIGNED READING LOGS FOR HOMEWORK EACH NIGHT! Their log should include a deep thought and evidence from the text supporting that thought. On Tuesday night, the assigned reading will be in the form of a paper reader that we are sending home. Students should write their reading log entry over this book for additional discussion on Wednesday.

We have been working on our Informational Reading Unit: "Reading History", where we are learning all about the American Revolution. We have been and will continue watching "Liberty Kids" to gain background knowledge on this time period. We have also started conducting research over the Revolution and its subtopics. We will use the information we gather for our debate and our Informational Book, that we are working on in Writing. *From now until Christmas Break, we will be taking a break to test winter reading levels.* We will continue the second half of the unit after break.

*Students will receive one "free pass" per trimester on homework. If homework is not complete after the free pass, they will have to go to the homework room to finish their assignments during lunch and recess.


e will be finishing up our Informational Writing unit, in which we learned to write about history. We have begun researching for, planning and drafting our Informational Books over the American Revolution and subtopics. The final Informational Book is due Friday!

Students will usually participate in a mini lesson most days in Writing before working on their independent writing skills.

*In Writing, although a large part of the grade will be their final product essays, I take several participation grades, as well. Students will be expected to take notes and participate in mini lessons and other activities as part of their grade.

Word Study: 

We will be piloting a new Word Study program (not "Words Their Way" this year. We plan on following this schedule:

Day 1-Introducing the new word list
Day2- Spelling word activity or worksheet
Day 3-Vocabulary word activity or worksheet
Day 4: Review Game and Practice Test
Day 5: *TEST!* (16 spelling and 5 vocabulary words; tested separately- two grades)


**There will be no word study this week due to various midyear testing.**

Vocabulary Words:



For the next couple of weeks, we will be taking a break to watch episodes of "Liberty Kids." This show covers many topics of the American Revolution and will prepare us with background knowledge to study this topic in our upcoming reading unit! Students will be graded by completing questions over each episode.

Social Studies is normally covered within our Reading curriculum, but we will be supplementing some additional social studies instruction during this time, as well.

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Amy Herman


Welcome to Benton Grade School!

Hello! I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Amy Herman. My husband's name is Chris and together we have three children. I have taught for 3 years. I am very excited about teaching your child this year! I learn so much from my students and strive to make sure they learn as much from me.

When trying to reach me during the year, please e-mail me at aherman@benton47.org, call the school office and leave a message (618-438-7181), or send a letter with your child. I will respond as soon as possible.

Let's have a great year!

Mrs. Amy Herman


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