I hope you had a restful and relaxing weekend. It is with a heavy heart that I say good-bye to Alex and Ava this week. Both students are moving on to new cities and new schools and this week will be their last week at Ray School. We will miss having them in our class and hope to keep in touch through email. The children are working on letters as part of a memory book we will present.

 

  • Please send a note or email if your child’s afterschool plans Teachers AND children become confused without a clear directive.
  • Please send a note if your child is absent.
  • Please send an extra set of clothes for your child to keep at school J
  • We have begun using class DOJO as an incentive for good behavior. I have 21 parents who are active. Email me at hahall.cps.edu if you would like an invitation to join.

 

THIS WEEK IN:

WORD STUDY

Students will be doing sorting activities throughout the week to learn new spelling patterns. The words we will use are new this week. Please complete the word study homework and return it on Friday.

 

SIGHT WORDS: part, may, made, come, get, did

 

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read The Day the Crayons Quit. We will be coming back to this text each day as we read and learn something new from it during the week. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. We will identify author’s purpose and problem and solution. Students will be writing their own letters from a chosen crayon. We will learn about voice and point of view.

 

VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK: overworked, stubby, career, brilliant, whiner, embarrassed

 

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

We finished our All About Writing on Friday and are sending it home today for a final opportunity to “fix it up” before our celebration tomorrow. Please return the writing tomorrow.

We will be starting a new unit of Opinion Writing! Students will learn about the contents of opinion writing, read other children’s opinion writing from the book The Best Part of Me, begin brainstorming for their own opinion books, and begin writing.

MATH

We will continue Unit 7 this week! Students will learn and engage with fact families, learn about special addition/subtraction facts, and learn various fact strategies.

 

SCIENCE

In Science, we will be exploring reflections and light. We will work specifically with mirrors

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students are learning about their family’s past and how it is different from today. Please submit the interview questions sent home last week. They are due tomorrow. This homework assignment will count as a grade.

 

Monday, 3/20 Tuesday, 3/14 Wednesday, 3/15 Thursday3/16 Friday, 3/17
P.E.

Home Link 7.3

Interview Questions

Library

Home Link 7.4

P.E.

Home Link 7.5

Wear Green!

Library

Home Link 7.6

Library

Friday Letter Journal

 

If you read until the end, remind your child to whisper in my ear “newsletter” for an additional

10 class dojo points!!!

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Looks like winter is back! Please make sure your child wears snow pants, bots, hat, gloves, etc. We WILL go outside and enjoy the snow.

  • Please send a note or email if your child’s afterschool plans Teachers AND children become confused without a clear directive.
  • We have library starting this week- Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Please send an extra set of clothes for your child to keep at school J
  • We have begun using class DOJO as an incentive for good behavior. I have 21 parents who are active. Email me at hahall.cps.edu if you would like an invitation to join.

THIS WEEK IN:

WORD STUDY

Students will be doing sorting activities throughout the week in their word study notebooks to prepare for their spelling test on Friday. The words we will use are the same as last week. Continue to practice the spelling rule using the words cards you caught out last week.

SIGHT WORDS: before, after, use, old, new

 READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Giraffes Can’t Dance. We will be coming back to this text each day as we read and learn something new from it during the week. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. We will identify author’s purpose and problem and solution.

VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK: unique, crooked, buckled, elegant, entranced

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

We will finish our All About writing this week. Students will be pre-writing, putting their facts into a booklet, making a table of contents and adding pictures that teach. We will celebrate our writing at the end of the week.

Next week, we will be starting a new unit of Opinion Writing! Students will learn about the contents of opinion writing, read other children’s opinion writing from the book The Best Part of Me, begin brainstorming for their own opinion books, and begin writing.

MATH

We will begin Unit 7 this week! Students will learn and engage with fact families, learn about special addition/subtraction facts, and learn various fact strategies.

SCIENCE

In Science, we will be exploring reflections and light.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students are learning about the past and how people’s friendly acts and acts of courage have contributed / impacted families today. Also, they are learning about their family’s past and how it is different from today.

 

Monday, 3/13 Tuesday, 3/14 Wednesday, 3/15 Thursday3/16 Friday, 3/17
P.E.

 

Library P.E.

Warrior Wednesday! Wear Green!

Library Library

Friday Letter Journal

 

If you read until the end, remind your child to whisper in my ear “newsletter” for an additional

10 class dojo points!!!

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Welcome March, it sure came in like a lion! Please note, I typically allow the children to choose their outwear if the temperatures are above 50 degrees. Let me know if you want your child to wear ALL of the layers they came to school in. There are quite a few reminders for this week:

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly. I will assess the students this week on the words we have learned so far.
  • Progress Reports will be sent home this week. Email me if you have questions or would like to meet.
  • Thank you to all of the families that have donated snack. The following children should donate a snack for March: EVEN NUMBERS- your child should know their classroom number.
  • Words their Way spelling assessment is next Friday. I have sent home a new spelling practice sheet that is due on Friday. The words cards are to be cut out and kept at home for practice. Your child will be tested on the spelling strategy only, not the entire word. 10 words will be selected from the word cards.
  • We have begun to use DOJO to track behavior. Students will use weekly points to buy coupons at the end of each week.

This week we will read Mr. Peopbody’s Apples. We will talk about the power of our words and learn about how characters can develop through a text. Students will identify positive and negative character traits. In writing we will begin to wrap up our All About writing. Students have been working on drawing diagrams and writing strong introductions. Writing will be collected on Wednesday for an assessment grade. We will add strong conclusions today and tomorrow. In math we are working on problem solving and making sense of a problem. Today we worked on identifying what is being asked and how to use various strategies to solve unknowns. We will take the unit 6 assessment on Friday. In science this week we will look at our shadows outdoors and learn about different solids that are transparent, translucent and opaque. In social studies we will compare everyday objects from then and now.

Have a great week.

Sight Words: thing, our, just, name, good

Vocabulary: dedicated, admire, confused, rumor, judge

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home Link 6.8 Science/Math Extension Home Link 6.10 Home Link 6.11 Unit 6 Review
OTHER     Light and Shadows   Friday Letter Journal

 

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Dear Room 115 Families,

There are several notes/reminders for the week.

  • Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. If your child is choosing to hand out cards please make sure they have enough for all 24 students.
  • Friday is the 100th day of school. Directions went home last week for the 100th day project. Thanks to all of the families that contributed to the 100 Day Trail Mix Project. We will also be making Snow Cones and watching a fun movie at the end of the day in honor of filling Our Awesome Class chart. If you are interested in helping make snow cones at 2:30pm, please let me know.
  • This Thursday is our Black History Celebration.   The event is from 5 to 8 at night. Additional information was sent home last week.
  • Thanks to all the families that contributed snack for February!

THIS WEEK IN: 
WORD STUDY
Students received a new list of words LAST WEEK and are completing sorting activities throughout the week during Daily 5 to prepare for their spelling test on Friday. Sort and Write, Word Hunt and Speed Sort.

Sight Words: Now, find, long, down, did

Vocabulary:     anticipate, optimist, pessimist, vivid, descend

READER’S WORKSHOP
This week we will read Come On, Rain.  We will be reading books that celebrate uniqueness and perseverance.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP
This week we continue our All About writing. I have attached the goals and rubric for this unit. The final project for this unit will be a black history report. More information about this will go home next week.

MATH
In Math, we will begin unit 6. We will practice telling time and continue to work on place value.

SCIENCE
Sound and Light, Oh My!  This week we will begin the light portion of our unit. Last week we finished up some activities I had hoped to complete the week before.

SOCIAL STUDIES
This week we began our unit on Then and Now. Students will be questioning family members throughout the unit. We will start the unit with a conversation about what students thought life was like when their parents were in first grade.

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Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you to all of the families that came to the Promontory on Thursday for Raise a Glass for Ray. We raised $6,000- almost double of what we raised last year. A special shout out to Owen’s dad, who is a real rock star and entertained us all!

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • Report Cards will be sent home this week. The Report Card should be signed and returned to verify that you have reviewed your child’s progress. Please contact me if you would like to schedule a conference.
  • Thank you to all of the families that have donated snack. Please donate a healthy snack for the month of February.
  • We assessed the students using the initial Words their Way assessment and have regrouped the students accordingly. Your child received a new word list today in their green folder.
  • This week we will have music! We will continue to have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child wears/brings gym shoes on those days.

This week we will read Amazing Grace. We will do several comprehension activities as a group and independently to deepen our comprehension. Students will discuss problem and solution and imagine the story told from various characters’ perspectives. In math we will start learning about double-digit addition. Please refrain from teaching your child “to carry the one.” It is important to establish an understanding of place value using modeling before children are taught this procedure. In science we will investigate sound further by making a spoon gong. We will conclude our How-To writing unit with a combined celebration with Ms. Woodbury’s 1st graders. We will continue with informational writing this week by starting an “All About” non-fiction unit. In social studies we will begin our next unit on Families Then and Now.

Have a great week.

Sight Words: saw, who, think, write, read

Vocabulary: Battle, wicked, fortune, audition, companion

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home Link 5.11 Home Link 5.12 Unit 5 Review Home Link 5.13  
OTHER         Friday Letters

 

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I can’t believe it is the end of January and we are almost half way done with the school year. There are quite a few reminders for this week:

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • Report Cards will be sent home next week. The Report Card should be signed and returned to verify that you have reviewed your child’s progress. Please contact me if you would like to schedule a conference.
  • Thank you to all of the families that have donated snack. Please donate a healthy snack for the month of February.
  • We assessed the students using the initial Words their Way assessment and have regrouped the students accordingly. Please watch for your child’s new list on Monday of next week.
  • There is no school for students on Friday, it is a furlough day for teachers.
  • Next week we will have music! We will continue to have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child wears/brings gym shoes on those days.
  • Raise a Glass for Ray is this Thursday from 6-8pm. Tickets are $35. Please find information on the Ray School website.
  • Please return the family timeline pictures. We will use them on Wednesday to put the project together.

This week we will read Ada Twist Scientist. We will do several comprehension activities as a group and independently to deepen our comprehension. Students will discuss problem and solution and imagine the story told from various characters’ perspectives. In math we will continue working with relation symbols including greater than, less than and equal to. We will also start learning about double-digit addition. Please refrain from teaching your child “to carry the one.” It is important to establish an understanding of place value using modeling before children are taught this procedure. In science we will investigate sound further, discussing mediums for sound travel, pitch, volume and amplification. We will conclude our How-To writing unit with a combined celebration with Ms. Woodbury’s 1st graders.

Have a great week.

Sight Words: way, could, people, my, than

Vocabulary: frazzled, spree, havoc, dazed, curious

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home Link 5.7 Home Link 5.9 Home Link 5.10 Home Link 5.11
OTHER Friday Letters
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  • Please have your child bring an extra set of clothes and shoes if you have them.
  • Thank you for your snack donations. Please keep them coming.
  • Please, please, please join us for Raise a Glass for Ray at the Promontory on February 2nd at 6pm. This was an awesome event last year and all proceeds go to Ray School. It’s a great opportunity to meet other families and have a night out. More information is found on the Ray School website.

THIS WEEK IN: 
WORD STUDY
Students will work continue working on the list of words from last week and will complete sorting activities throughout the week during Daily 5 to prepare for their spelling test on Friday.

READER’S WORKSHOP
This week we will read Ron’s Big Mission.  Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. Most importantly, we will discuss character actions and how they affect the story’s outcome. This week’s book is a great follow up to MLK Jr’s birthday. We will discuss how the main character Ron persevered to make a change.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP
We will continue Unit 3:  Writing How-To books with a focus on listing materials, adding more details, putting it in a book and using transition words. We will also work on introductions and conclusions. We will edit and revise this week and conclude How-To writing with a celebration next week.

MATH
In Math, we will continue working on unit 5-place value. Last week we learned about the greater and less than symbols. This week will will play Addition Top-It to practice using the symbols and determine in sentences are true or false. Many children have difficulty understanding that an = symbol means simply the same as. Today we discussed how 3+1=2+2…

SCIENCE
Sound and Light, Oh My!  This week we will discuss pitch. We will make a kalimba.

SOCIAL STUDIES
This week we will read Some Birthday and make a family timeline.

Sight Words: was, your, can, number, way, there

Vocabulary Words: budge, serious, important, nervous, tucked

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I hope you had a nice weekend with your family. I am so pleased with all of the “Day On” activities that were completed yesterday. I apologize for the typos in the handout. There are several notes/reminders for the week.

  • Please have your child bring an extra set of clothes and shoes if you have them. It’s great to have an extra set for muddy days like today.
  • Thank you for your snack donations. Please keep them coming. We have a nice stash of cheese sticks and carrots, but could use a few more non-perishable items.
  • Please, please, please join us for Raise a Glass for Ray at the Promontory on February 2nd at 6pm. This was an awesome event last year and all proceeds go to Ray School. It’s a great opportunity to meet other families and have a night out. More information is found on the Ray School website.
  • I will not be here on Thursday. Please check-in with your child on how the day went and encourage him/her to be responsible, respectful and safe.

THIS WEEK IN: 
WORD STUDY
Students received a new list of words and are completing sorting activities throughout the week during Daily 5 to prepare for their spelling test on Friday. Sort and Write, Word Hunt and Speed Sort.

READER’S WORKSHOP
This week we will read The Keeping Quilt.  Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. Most importantly, we will discuss character actions and how they affect the story’s outcome.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP
We will continue Unit 3:  Writing How-To books with a focus on listing materials, adding more details, putting it in a book and using transition words. We will also work on introductions and conclusions.

MATH
In Math, we are working on unit 5-place value. Students are modeling numbers using base ten blocks, noticing patterns in the ones and tens place and practicing making exchanges. We will learn about greater and less than symbols and play penny dice exchange.

SCIENCE
Sound and Light, Oh My!  This week we are continuing KLEWS (science version of CLUES) to find out what we Know, want to L, what Evidence we want to gather, and Science terms learned from our Sound and Light unit. We will discuss volume of sounds and pitch. We will talk about how sounds provide information.

SOCIAL STUDIES
This week we will read Some Birthday and What D\does Peace Feel Like

Sight Words: time, two, has, look, more, write, see

Vocabulary: shallow, artificial, quilt, crowded, coin

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home Link 5.2 Home Link 5.3 Home Link 5.4
OTHER Friday Letters

 

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Happy New Year and welcome back. I hope that your break was restful and filled with lots of memory making. I am glad to be back and loved seeing all the children today.

It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of our dear friend Little Kurly. He was a wonderful little pet and had a short life filled with lots of love from little hearts. I shared the news with the class, took some questions and they seemed to have taken the news okay.

THIS WEEK IN: 
WORD STUDY
Students are reviewing words from before break and are completing sorting activities throughout the week during Daily 5 to prepare for their spelling test on Friday. Monday – Write In Sort, Tuesday – Speed Sort, Wednesday – Word Hunt, Thursday – Blind Sort, Friday – Glue Sort & Test.

READER’S WORKSHOP
This week we will read The Snowy Day.  Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. Most importantly, we will discuss character actions and how they affect the story’s outcome.

VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK:  firm, pretend, sank, path, pile, smidge, persevere, determination

SIGHT WORDS OF THE WEEK:  would, make, like, him, into

WRITER’S WORKSHOP
We will continue Unit 3:  Writing How-To books with a focus on listing materials, adding more details, putting it in a book and using transition words.

MATH
In Math, we are finishing up unit 4 with a unit assessment and cumulative assessment. We practiced adding 3 addends and also discussed “10 friends” (10 more and 10 less using the number grid). We will start unit 5, which focuses on place value. Students will learn the digit game and practice identifying numbers in the ones and tens place. We will also work with base 10 blocks to model numbers.

SCIENCE
Sound and Light, Oh My!  This week we are continuing KLEWS (science version of CLUES) to find out what we Know, want to L, what Evidence we want to gather, and Science terms learned from our Sound and Light unit. We will discuss volume of sounds and listen for sounds outdoors.

SOCIAL STUDIES
This week we will read two more Patricia Polacco books: In My Mothers’ House and Some Birthday. We will also read Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle. We will discuss the importance of perseverance, setting goals and having determination.

Have a great week!

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Happy Holidays! I can’t believe this is the last week of school before winter break. I am so, so pleased with all the progress the 1st graders have made.

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly. I will assess the students on all of the words they have learned so far. This week will be a review of the words we have learned so far.
  • Words their Way spelling assessment is this Friday. The words are the same as last week.
  • This Thursday we will do the Gingerbread House Project! Please plan on meeting us in the classroom promptly at 1:45p for directions for set-up.
  • Please send the required materials for gingerbread houses no later than Wednesday, December 21st. We will purchase any needed supplies on Wednesday night. Thanks for your help!
  • There will be a Winter Assembly on Friday afternoon. A Ray staff member decided to put together a fun winter assembly, more of a sing along.    This was volunteer based so not all classes will perform.  The First grade team has decided to do the Snowey Pokey. Random children from each class will be chosen the morning of to go on stage while the rest will be lining the walkways of the auditorium.  Parents are welcome to attend but I wanted to stress that this is not a formal winter performance.  The entire school will be attending so there will be very limited seating and most families will have to stand in the back.  I don’t mean to discourage people from attending I just want to be up front about the performance so that families didn’t take time off work to come.    Please have your child dress in black and white and wear/bring boots, mittens or gloves and a hat.

This week we will read several versions of the Gingerbread Man, including Gingerbread Cowboy, Gingerbread Man Loose in the School and The Stinky Cheese Man. We will continue to work on How-To writing, culminating with a How-To Make Gingerbread Houses writing activity on Friday. We will play Fishing for 10 to practice adding sums of 10 and learn about adding 3 addends. In science we will dicuss more properties of sounds, including loud, soft, high and low. In social studies we will learn more about winter holiday traditions.

Have a great holiday. See you in the new year.

Sight Words: review

Vocabulary: review

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home link 4.8 Home Link 4.9 Home Link 4.10    
OTHER         Friday Letters

 

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I hope you had a great weekend with your family. Winter is definitely here! Please continue to dress your children for the weather. We will brave the cold, if just for a few minutes for temperatures above 20 degrees. Please make sure that your child returned the tradition interview sheet. We are looking forward to having the children share their family traditions on Wednesday.

Notes and Reminders:

-Please try and label any of your child’s winter clothing. If your child is missing an item please take time before or after school to look for the item. The lost and found can accumulate a lot of missing items and I do not like to send students down unsupervised. Each month, the lost and found will be emptied, so please try to keep up with missing items.

-Your child will be bringing home many papers from their mailboxes this week. Please assist them in cleaning out their folders AND bookbags.

-Interested in having out bearded dragon stay with your family over the winter break? Please email me. Care involves turning off heat lamps, feeding fresh veggies and live crickets daily and providing clean water.

-Next week we will make a gingerbread house to go along with our How-To writing unit. Information will be sent home later this week. We need many volunteers for this project and ask that each student donate one item to the project. If you are interested in helping, please sign up on the weekly volunteer sign-up.

This week we will read The Gingerbread Pirates. We will recall key details in the story and come up with an alternative solution to the characters problem. In addition to our individual word study we will be learning about –ch and –tch word endings. We will also learn about possessive nouns. In writing we will continue to work on How-To books, adding a things needed page and using key words that help us know the sequence of directions. In math we will continue our unit on measurement focusing on non-standard units of measure. We will also learn how to create a bar graph. We will continue our unit on sounds this week, by using a tuning fork to observe sound vibrations.

Best,

Heather

Sight Words: theme, these, so, some, her

Vocabulary: captain, swish, nibble, astonish, enormous

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Reading a Tally Chart Home Link 4.6 Home Link

4.7

Home Link 4.8  
OTHER         Friday Letters

 

 

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THIS WEEK IN: 
WORD STUDY
Students started sorting activities throughout the week to prepare for their spelling test on Friday including Write In Sort,  Speed Sort,  Word Hunt,  Blind Sort and Glue Sort.

READER’S WORKSHOP
This week we will read Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  Also, students will be exposed to procedural how-to writing with this first mentor text.  Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. Most importantly, we will discuss character actions and how they affect the story’s outcome.

VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK:  scold, mistake, invisible, plain, enormous

SIGHT WORDS OF THE WEEK:  because, said, was, use, our

WRITER’S WORKSHOP
We will kick off Unit 3:  Writing How-To books with the class making trail mix!

MATH
In Math, we are focusing on length, addition facts using “doubles” and “helper doubles.”  Personally, I enjoy this unit very much.  There are many “Aha!” moments in this unit and it is a great foundation skill the kids will always use.

SCIENCE
Sound and Light, Oh My!  This week we are gathering KLEWS (science version of CLUES) to find out what we Know, want to L, what Evidence we want to gather, and Science terms learned from our Sound and Light unit.

SOCIAL STUDIES
This time of year it is all about Traditions! Traditions! Traditions! We will discuss the ways that different people celebrate different holidays. We do not stress the religious meaning of any holiday, but highlight some of the non-religious ideas and some of the fun ways in which these holidays are celebrated. We will emphasize the happiness and traditions of the December holidays. If you wish, as a parent, to come to school and share your special day, celebration, ritual or food with the class, WE WOULD LOVE IT!

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