Monday 11th December 2017

by hahall
  • Please send a healthy snack in for 25 children. We welcome donations of bananas, cuties, apples and grapes. Please try to send gluten free and peanut free snacks to accommodate our students with allergies. The kids LOVED the red grapes that Jonathan’s mom sent last week J!
  • Would you like to come in and share your family’s holiday tradition? Please send me an email if you are interested in sharing artifacts or foods that are unique to your family during the winter season. I would like to schedule families to share at the end of the day (3pm?) Thank you to Nicolai’s mom for volunteering to come in this Wednesday!
  • This week is Spirit Week…. Monday – Crazy Day, Crazy Colorful Clothes, Crazy Socks Crazy Hair Tuesday – Pajama & Stuff Animal and Movie (3-3:45) Day Wednesday – Education T-Shirt Day, Wear any school t-shirt or hoodie Thursday – Ugly/Beautiful Winter Sweater Contest Day (Prizes awarded in class) Friday – Twin or Jean Day


This week we will read The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do. We will identify story elements such as characters, setting, character development and author’s purpose. We will use the book to make predictions and inferences. Students will continue to identify character traits that support a growth mind set and perseverance.

Sight Words: had, not, but, what, all


We began How-To writing last week. Students brainstormed things they knew how to do. This week we will work on writing what materials are needed and detailed step-by-step instructions. We will put our writing in booklets at the end of the week. I am sending home a list of goals for the unit.


This week, we will complete an Open Response prompt that focuses on the right way to measure a marker. Students will have an exploration day that includes building with base 10 blocks, collecting data on a tally chart and displaying on a bar graph and drawing and naming 2-D geometric shapes.


We will continue to discuss family traditions. We will read a Time for Kids: Money Matters. In science we will make a table fiddle and use a tuning fork to see sound vibrations in action. We will watch Magic School Bus Haunted House, which focuses on sound vibrations, high and low sounds and loud and soft sounds.

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