Students are invited to wear red and green to be festive.
You are welcome to join us from 9:30-10:00 a.m. in the gym for a school-wide holiday sing. Remember this is not a formal program, it’s unrehearsed and just for fun.
Later that night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. It's PAJAMA READING NIGHT. Readers will include some of the DUX FOOTBALL PLAYERS and there will be a LIVE Elf on the Shelf. Plus you get to check out 10 books!
We’ll be having a small holiday celebration as a team from 1:00-2:00pm. We have a snack, work on a craft, and watch a holiday cartoon.
Please make sure your son or daughter has a pair of shoes in their backpack or an extra pair to leave in his/her locker. We do quite a bit of work on the floor in our classroom and it is rather unpleasant to sit in a puddle of snow left from someone’s boots!
Homework over the Christmas Break
In order that students not lose the important gains that they have been making, there will be a small amount of homework over the break. Students will be asked to read 20 minutes each day (a habit that they are hopefully in whether it is assigned or not) and complete a few multiplication problems.
Work will be due back at school on Monday, January 6th.
Making Turkey Glyphs with our Kindergarten Buddies
Here's a quick look at what we've been working on over the past month.
We've been looking closely at characters in the books we've been reading. We've learned it's helpful to "step into the character's shoes" and think about how a character is feeling.
We also continue to search for unknown words in our reading. We look up the words and share the definitions with the class.
Miss Tuttle has also encouraged us to improve our reading stamina by reading longer than we ever have before.
Our current unit is on persuasive letters. We are writing letters to get someone to change their mind.
We're learning to add good details that will support the reasons why someone should believe as we do.
In our spelling lessons, we've been working on digraphs: ch, th, ph, sh, wh.
We just finished our multiplication unit which included multiplying numbers as large as 4 digits by 1 digit.
We're headed into a division unit next week where we'll be learning how to solve long division problems.
We are split into groups and are each researching a different region of the United States. As we research, we're interested in what the human and physical features are such as population, vegetation, and landforms. Eventually, we'll take this information and design a road trip in this region.
We've finished our life science unit and will be starting a unit on energy in the coming weeks.
In our "specials:"
Spanish: Animals in Spanish
Computers: Creating Google Presentations on landforms