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Bridgeport, WV 26330


Little Indians

Mrs. Clayton's Fifth Grade

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      (scroll down for tips to help at home)

What's Making News

The Modern Woodsman speech contest is approaching.  Students are required to compose a speech, however presenting the speech is optional.  The due dates for the various writing components are as follows:

Feb. 19- research 

Feb. 26- rough draft

Mar. 7  - final copy

What We're Learning

Science:  Earth's Systems

SS: Civil War



1.) ounce       

2.) sprawl

3.) launch

4.) loyal

5.) avoid

6.) basketball

7.) moist

8.) haunt

9.) scowl

10.) naughty

poise, loiter, exhaust, assault, alternate, arduous

11.) destroy

12.) saucer

13.) pounce

14.) poison

15.) August

16.) auction

17.) royal

18.) coward

19.) awkward

20.) encounter













"When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better." -A New Generation of Evidence: The Family is Critical to Student Achievement. (Henderson & Berla, 1994)

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Easy tips for helping at home:

*Use car time to talk with your children. There's no phone or television to interfere. No one can get up and leave. And kids know they really have your ear.

*Help your child start a home library; paperback books are fine. Encourage your child to swap books with friends. Check used book stores. Give books as gifts.

*Use the "Rule of Thumb" to see if a book is on your children's reading level: Have them read a page of the book aloud. Have them hold up one finger for each word they don't know. If they hold up four fingers and a thumb before the end of the page, the book is probably too hard for them to read alone. But it might be a great book to read aloud.

*Help kids learn from problems, not be devastated by them. Many parents don't ever use the word "failure." They may talk about a "glitch," a "problem," or a "snag." But even when something doesn't work out as they'd planned, successful people try to learn something from the experience.

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