December 4

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to let you guys know of a few things going on over the next couple of weeks then I’ll get to what we are learning.  As you can imagine, it is very difficult to keep these sweeties engaged with all the Christmas fun stuff going on at home.  We got a visit today from our Kindness Elf Buddy.  Buddy will be choosing 4 kiddos each day to lead us in some act of random kindness throughout the school building.  I will post a picture each day of my Elf Helpers to let you know who were our leaders for that day.  This keeps them engaged, wanting to work hard, and remembering what the true meaning of this season really is.  Please let me know if there is something your kiddo does that is a random act of kindness; clean room on there own, hold doors for elderly or women, helping at a shelter, etc… I want to try to show them that kindness, no matter where, is what Buddy is looking for.  Our Christmas party will be on Wednesday, December 20th from 9:00-10:00.  If you are helping to set up you will need to be here at 8:30.  Amy Williams is room mother for our Christmas party and has sent out emails with some more information.  Please let her know if you want to help and are not already involved.  Tuesday the 19th will be a half day.  The students will get out at 11:45 and that day will be a PJ day:).

Spelling words; will, about, each, how, up, which, their, said, if, do.  I have been doing no-excuse word checks and these kiddos are really on top of their words.  Thank you for working with them at home, it truly helps!!!!

Phonics:  We are working on the three sounds of “ed”.  This really helps them more in writing but also kicks up their reading.  We have really been focusing on these words in our reading so that it can carry over to their writing.

Math:  We are continuing to work on addition and subtraction both computation and word problems.  We are also adding in surveys and graphing collected information.  The kids always have fun with this.

Writing:  Still focusing on beg/mid/end and all the story elements a good story needs.  We will begin learning how to revise and edit this week and next week.

Science/Social Studies:  We are focusing mainly on Christmas, studying reindeer, and being polite!

I am so proud of these kiddos and how hard they work!  They are amazing!!!!!!!


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