I hope everyone had a wonderful & restful Thanksgiving break. I will be doing middle of the year reading assessments again until we get out for Winter break. I am excited to see how much your child has grown as a reader. Thank you for reading with them each night! Don’t forget your child’s Heritage Doll Project is due this Friday, November 30th.
Monday (11/26): Daily folder comes home. Return daily! Homework bags come home.
Tuesday (11/27): Holiday Pictures (Optional)
Wednesday (11/28): Library Lesson only (We will not check out books)
Friday (11/30): 8:00 Fire Drill
This week in Reading and Writing Workshop…
We will begin an exciting new unit! We will travel to far off lands. We will meet kings, queens, princes, and princesses. We will come across some wicked witches and we might even slay a giant! We will be reading Fairy Tales! We will talk about how Fairy Tales are fiction, but they have very important elements that make them different. We will read many different Fairy Tales, and we will check to see which elements each story has.
This week in Math workshop…
This week we will be finishing our learning on 2-D shapes. We will begin learning about 3-D shapes. We will identify and sort the different 3-D shapes. We will analyze and compare them as well. We will discuss which 2-D shapes have been put together to make the 3-D shapes, and we will think about where we can find 3-D shapes in our real world.
This week in Science…
We will continue to learn about rocks, soil, and bodies of water. We will discuss how the natural world includes rocks, soil, and water that can be observed in cycles, patterns, and systems. We will observe, compare, describe and sort different types of soil. We will identify and describe a variety of natural bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans. We will also gather evidence of how rocks, soil, and water help to make useful products.
This week in Social Studies…
We will be learning about different cultures and holiday traditions. If you have anything you’d like to share for traditions or holidays let me know and we can arrange a time for you to come in!
Our Life Skill of the week is Caring! We will talk as a class about times that we have been caring at school and at home.
That’s all for now! Have a great week!
Dates to Remember:
December 3 – Flexibility Life Skill Ceremony
December 5 – Reflections Ceremony, 7:30 a.m. (FYI for students who participated)
December 10-14 – Book Fair Week
December 13 – International Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
December 19 – Winter Parties/ Students Last Day
December 21-January 4 – Winter Break/No School for Students and Staff