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!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

November 6-10, 2017 Week 13

WOW!  It's November! Time is flying by!  Please keep reading and practicing sight words with your child every night.  At the end of the second nine weeks they should be reading on a level 10.  I'm so proud of the boys and girls who are working hard in reading, writing and math!  It pays off in class!  THANK YOU!

Thanks to all for report card conferences!  It was nice to visit with you about how your child is doing in class!  :)

We will read "Life in the Forest."  It is an Expository Text that tells facts about real places and things in a forest. Our reading skills are to read long u words; inflectional ending -ed; identify author's purpose for writing the story; recognize singular and plural nouns; and practice skills in Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will add and subtract numbers to 20.  We will use manipulatives, and learn to count up and backwards to get an answer.

In Science we will continue to discuss the four seasons.  We will sequence the order that each season takes place, identify the months that are in each season, and discuss the changes that take place in each season. What does it look like, feel like, things you can do?

In Social Studies we will discuss traditions and customs.  We will talk about traditions in our family, and other families.  We will make a family quilt that shows a tradition that our family does on special occasions.

At the end of the week we will review all last nine weeks skills by playing Jeopardy.  I'll take Reading for $500... this will be a great way that we will review past learned skills at the end of each nine weeks.  Ask your child on Friday about how our game turned out! 

Nov 14 ~ Kona Ice Snowcones
Nov 17 ~ Thanksgiving Meal
Dec 12 ~ CES Christmas Program @ CMS
Dec 21 ~ Movie Day
Dec 22 - Jan 5 ~ Christmas Break

                                               Our class family celebrating each other!

                                                   We love and care about each other!

                                                      First 9 week Tiger Awards!  

                                              Lillee enjoying listening to herself read!

                                             Jemma reading a new book on her phone!

Thanks for visiting us!  See you again next week!