Sunday, December 17, 2017

December 18-22, 2018 Week 18

Christmas is in the AIR!  
There is only week left until Christmas! ONE MORE WEEK! 

This week we will not have a reading story.  We will make Christmas gifts, crafts and read Christmas stories and take AR tests.  We will not have homework as well.  Please look in your child's red folder to check for any school information.

Students who qualified for the 2nd nine weeks A-TEAM field trip will be going to Sulphur Springs to the movies to see Paddington 2.  I will send home a permission slip with your child that needs to be signed in order for them to go with us.  Please send $5.00 with your child to pay for the movie,  Each child will get popcorn to eat during the movie.  

No one is responsible for sending snacks this week.  We will choose a snack from the snack bag. 

Dec 20 ~  Movie, Pajamas, Popcorn
Dec 21- Christmas Party 9:30 am
Dec 21 ~ Early Release 12:20 
Dec 22 - Jan 9 ~ Christmas Break

See our highlights from the week...

                        Look at our "Mystery Reader!"  Addison's mom surprised us on Friday.  She read "Bad Kitty's Christmas" and brought kitty cookies.  We enjoyed the book and the yummy cookies!  You did a super job!  :)

        Thank you very much!

             Shhh!  One of your Christmas gifts is inside! 

                                          Busy little elves!

                                                                SANTA LETTERS!

                                                                  Christmas Chain!
                                           We are counting down the days until Christmas!

                                  HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS!

We'll see you next year!  
Ms. Harris' Class 


Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 11-15, 2017 Week 17

HO HO HO!  There are two more weeks until Christmas!  We are so excited and can't wait for Santa!  

This week we will not have a basal reading story.  We will read Christmas stories and work on AR.  

We will write a letter to Santa on Monday.  Before I mail the letters, I will make a copy of the them and send home so that you can see what your child wrote.  

We will make Christmas crafts and start our Christmas countdown chain on Monday.  Students will bring their chain home and take off a link every night before bed.  When they take the last chain off it will be Christmas Eve.  :)

Please remember to send your items for our Christmas Party by this Friday, December 15. We need them by this date so that I can make sure that we have everything that we need.  THANK YOU!

Dec 12 ~ Christmas Program 6pm
Dec 14 ~ Progress Reports
Dec 20 ~ Movie, Popcorn & Pajamas
Dec 21 ~ Christmas Party 9:30 am
Dec 21 ~ Early Release 12:20 pm

                                                YAHOO!  Tessa earned over 50 AR points!
                    She earned her orange shirt and an autographed football from TAMU!

                                                        Brailynn is reading up a storm! 
                                                     She was eager to read to the class!

                                    There's ELF on the Shelf...well we have Frelf on the shelf!
                      We are being very good so that he can let Santa know to add us to his "nice" list!
                                              Look at Frelf on the flagpole!  HeHeHe!

                                                  We have new second grade reading buddies! 
                                          Mrs. Kimbrell's Class read with us and we enjoyed it!

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 4-8, 2017 Week 16

This week we will read "Ruby In Her Own Time." It is an animal fantasy story about animal characters that talk.  The reading skills are read words with consonant patterns ng, nk; compare and contrast; compound words; use glossary skills; and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will build numbers up to 99.

In Science we will continue Investigating Objects in the Sky.

In Social Studies we will study the past and discuss then and now.

December 12 ~ Christmas Program @ 6pm
December 14 ~ Progress Reports
December 20 ~ Movie Day & Pajamas
December 21 ~ Christmas Party 
December 21 ~ Early Release

We reviewed past learned skills by playing Jeopardy!  It was fun to watch the students buzz in and answer the questions from the subjects that we have learned so much about.  We will play this game at the end of each 9 weeks.  This is what our game board looked like when we got started.

                              We said so long to our friend Mya. 
                            She is moving.  We will miss her very much!

We love you Mya!

Bravo to Parker for earning 100 AR points!
 He is a reading superstar!

Super job Bryson for earning 25 AR points!  
Bryson loves to read!  Awesome job! 

Thanks for following us!  See you next week!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

November 27- December 1, 2017 Week 15

Welcome back to school!  I hope that everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving break!  I can't believe this is the last week of November and Friday it will be December!  WOW! WOW! WOW!
Our Christmas party will be a cookie decorating party.  I will be sending home a list of needed party items in a couple of weeks.  

This week we will read "A Place to Play."  The genre is realistic fiction that has made-up events that could happen in real life.  Our reading skills are to read the long vowel sounds of y;  sequence events; identify verbs; recognize antonyms, count syllables in words, and practice Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will continue adding and subtracting numbers up to 20. 
We will learn about related facts that are called Fact Families. Here is an example of a fact family...

In Science we will investigate objects in the sky.  We will learn facts about the sun, moon and stars.  We will look at pictures of constellations.

In Social Studies we will keep learning about customs and traditions.  We will discuss what traditions our families have during Christmas.    

Dec 12 ~ CES Christmas Music Program
Dec 14 ~ Progress Reports
Dec 20 ~ Movie and Pajama Day
Dec 21 ~ Christmas Party / Early Release
Dec 22- Jan 9 ~ Christmas Break

Thanks to all our wonderful parents who sent fruit for our friendship salad!  We had so much fruit and it was delicious.  We shared what we liked about each other and compared our Thanksgiving to those of the Pilgrims and Indians.  Thanks again!

           We had a great time sharing and feasting together.  These are a great of students.  They are kind and loving towards each other.  We celebrate when our friends do well.  I am so proud to be their teacher!  :)           

              Mrs. Miller dropped by to reward students for sharing!

                                      Thanksgiving Lunch!

 I was trying to make it to the cafeteria...and I'm sorry that I missed taking pictures of some of the students and their parents eating together.  

December Snack Calendar

  Thanks for stopping by!  

Sunday, November 12, 2017

November 13-17, 2017 Week 14

One more week until Thanksgiving!  This week we will celebrate our class family by making friendship salad.  I will be asking each student to send a specific fruit to go in our salad.  I will attach what your child needs to bring on the newsletter tomorrow.  Please send by Wednesday.

We will only have homework on MONDAY of this week!  Tuesday is International Night and many students will be busy getting ready to participate in the program.   

We will read "Honey Bees."  It is an Expository Text that tells facts about bees.  Our reading skills are to blend and read long e, ee words; compare and contrast; identify the number of syllables in a word; and recognize nouns in sentences; and practice Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will subtract numbers from 20.  We will use manipulatives and learn to count back.

In Science we will identify  "Objects in the Sky".  We will discuss the sun, moon, and stars and learn about constellations.

In Social Studies we will continue to learn about traditions and customs.  Last week we learned about symbols of America.  We made the American Flag, The Liberty Bell, and The Statue of Liberty.  We took a virtual tour of The Statue of Liberty.  

                             Wednesday AboREADum Time!

                                Playing Connect 4 Addition!

Nov 14 ~ Kona Ice Snowcones
Nov 14 ~ International Night
Nov 17 ~ Thanksgiving Lunch @ 12-12:30
Nov 20-24 ~ Thanksgiving Break
Dec 12 ~ CES Musical @ CMS Auditorium
Dec 21 ~ Christmas Party
Dec 22- Jan 10 ~ Christmas Break

Thanks for peeking in to see what we're doing in class!