Welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2017 and that the school year is nearly half over. It’s so cliche, but time certainly does fly! In grade 4 language arts, we will be diving back into our verb unit and studying irregular verbs and subject-verb agreement. We’ll also be tackling helping and linking verbs (many activities are planned, including a fun song!). In grade 4 social studies, the students will be learning about pioneers in the Northwest Territory, the frontier wars, and the steps to Ohio becoming a state. They’ll also be designing their own villages. Finally, in grade 5 social studies, we’ll be ending the semester learning about the fascinating cultures of the Aztecs and the Inca. I’m excited to share all of the cool things we’ll be doing!