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Welcome back!

Happy New Year! I hope all of our families enjoyed a restful, but joyful holiday season.

I am so happy to be back at HCA. The fifth grade and I have spent the past few days getting to know each other. On Thursday, the students shared what they are most looking forward to in 2019! They also stated their goals as readers and writers in the new year. We will keep these up for the next few weeks to refer back to as we continue to "dust off" and polish our language arts skills.

In Social Studies, we discussed the importance of being aware of current events on a local, national and global level. Fifth grade watched today's student video for CNN 10 and reviewed the 5W's ("& an 'H!") that make up a strong news story. They will spend the next week choosing an appropriate, newsworthy article -- on a topic of their choice -- to write and present a summary and reflection on for their first Current Events report.

I'm proud of both the fifth and sixth graders…

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