Good afternoon! Happy Saturday!!!
Upcoming dates and reminders:
C HOUSE holiday concert is MONDAY NIGHT, 12/17 at 6:30 in the high school auditorium. Please have your child there by 6:15. Our class is on the left hand side of the stage so you can’t miss us! I am SO excited to see and hear our students perform!
Next week we have ANOTHER school-wide spirit week: participation in spirit day themes are optional…do not feel like you need to make ANY purchases to participate…
Monday December 17th: Movement Monday
Students and staff are encouraged to take a movement break today, outside or inside
Tuesday December 18th: - Radiant Reading Day
Find a cozy spot to read, grab a flashlight and shine a light on a great book! **I have flashlights here at school, but your child may choose to bring in something cozy to wear or snuggle during READING TIME.
Wednesday December 19th: - Seasonal Sock Day
Wear your winter or holiday themed socks today! If you don’t have socks…consider a seasonal hat.
Thursday December 20th: Ugly Sweater Day
Come to school dressed in a cozy or silly sweater!
Friday December 21st: Pajama Day
Everyone is invited to wear their pajama’s to school today. We will have options for movies within our PLC to watch for a portion of the day.
A recap of all the things that we have been doing over the last couple weeks!
- We have been working on decoding strategies. Many students continue to sound out words when they KNOW the words. Sounding out words is a great strategy to use for unknown words; however, if we know the words…it interferes with our fluency.
We continue t work on informational writing. Students are just finishing up their own personal biography!
Students are all working at their own levels in math. Fact fluency continues to be a focus. We have worked on doubles, doubles +1 or -1, and also combinations of numbers that make 10 (2 and 8, 7 and 3, 4 and 6, etc.).
We will start our PLTW unit in January on animal adaptations. I am excited to begin this unit and students will come home talking about the knowledge and info they have explored in order to form a hypotheses, run tests, collect data, etc! This goes along well with our informational writing unit!
Students have learned about GRATITUDE this month with Mrs. Patch. Ask your child about what they know and how a person could show gratitude.
Looking ahead –
Next week, as you can imagine, will be CRAZY as the kids are SO EXCITED for vacation and the holidays! I plan to keep the week fun but also try and get as much learning in as I can get out of them. 😊 We have been doing a number of crafts and students will be bringing these crafts home this week as gifts for their loved ones.
Reminder – no school the week of 12/24-12/28 – school will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019!
PLEASE try to assist your child in getting enough rest this week. While this time of year can be magical and wonderful, it can also be quite an adjustment and change for some also with extra busyness this month. We have discussed that we can ALWAYS have our feelings; however, what we do with those feelings and the choices we make are also important.
I think that is it for now! I hope to see you all Monday night at the holiday concert!
Have a great weekend!