Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 14-18, 2015 Week 16

This is our last week before Christmas break!  We have been busy learning lots of new skills and in between making Christmas crafts.  There are only 12 more days until Christmas!     
This week in class we will not have a reading story from our basal or new sight words.  We will read different Christmas books and discuss the main idea; beginning, middle, and end; author's purpose, and sequence of events in the books. We will continue to practice Saxon phonics this week.
We will not have homework this week BUT please keep reading to build fluency.  :)

In math we will practice addition and subtraction; fact families; and missing addends.  We will play games to reinforce these skills.

In Social Studies we will continue to read and discuss how other cultures celebrate traditions and customs.

Upcoming Events...
December 15~Movie, Popcorn and Pajamas
December 17~ Progress Reports
December 18~ Christmas Party @ 9:30-10:00
December 18 ~Free Dress & Early Release @12
December 21-January 1 ~ Christmas Break 

I am excited to congratulate the boys and girls that made outstanding reading progress on the STAR reading test that we took last week!  BRAVO!!!

Please make sure that you send party items to school by Wednesday, December 16.  That way I can make sure that we have everything that we need for a successful party.  My room parent will help me organize everything.  Thanks for your help with sending items.  

  HO HO HO!!!
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

December 7-11, 2015 Week 15

HO HO HO!  Christmas break is just 10 days away!  I hope that the boys and girls have a great break because they have been working very hard!  We are going to be extremely busy these next 10 days!

This week we will read "Ruby In Her Own Time." It is a fictional story about a growing duck family. The author wrote this story to teach you that everyone or everything grows and develops in its own time.  Our reading skills are compare and contrast; blend and read consonant digraphs ng, nk; identify verbs that add -s; abc order; use glossary skills; and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will learn relating addition and subtraction to make fact families; and identify the missing addend in number facts.  Example:  Fact Family    3+4=7

Example: Missing Addends  8+___=15

In Science we will investigate soil, rocks, and water. 

In Social Studies we will celebrate  "Who We Are" and learn more about anthems, holidays, and traditions.

December Events...
December 8~ CES Christmas Program at CMS at 6 -7
December 15 ~ Movie, Popcorn & Pajamas
December 17 ~ Progress Reports
December 18 ~ Class Christmas Party @ 9:30-10 
December 18 ~ Free Dress / Early Release
December 21-January 1 ~ Christmas Break

We will decorate cookies at our Christmas Party!  Please see attached to the newsletter what you need to send for the party.  Please send your items by Wednesday, December 16 so that I can get a count of everything we have.  Thanks a bunch!

AboREADum Day on Tuesday!

DOJO REWARD...eating lunch in ArboREADum with me!

                                 Our Little Geologists are 
Investigating and Exploring Rocks!

Did you know that a "diamond" is the hardest kind of rock?
Did you know that a "mountain" is the biggest rock?
Did you know that a "pebble" is the smallest rock?
It takes thousands of years for a rock to form.  
Rocks comes from minerals and there are lots of everyday things that we use that have minerals in them.   Ask your child! :)

Thanks for visiting us this week!  We are counting down until Christmas!  See you next week!  Ho Ho Ho!