Another busy week lies ahead. It is so very important that the children remain focused and give 100% every day. A Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. meeting will be held on Tuesday from 6-7 at the middle school gym. As always, this a super easy way to earn those important informational PI hours.
Conferences will begin after the winter break. I will be sending home a sign-sheet when we return. I am looking forward to sitting down with you and discussing your child's successes and areas that they could show improvement.
The nine weeks is quickly coming to an end. It is hard to believe that half of the school year will be behind us. Speaking of the nine weeks, the boys and girls only have nine days to reach their AR goal (we miss a day of testing due to our field trip). Has your child met their goal?
In reading this week, the following skills will be taught:
* Comprehension Strategy: Asking and and answering questions
* Comprehension Skill: Main ideas and key details
* Vocabulary Strategy: Prefixes
* Grammar: Combining and rearranging sentences
* Phonics: Long u: ew, ue, & u-e
* Genre: Expository text
* Weekly Story: "Many Ways to Enjoy Music"
I have noticed that over the past few weeks, the children's spelling scores have declined. They do practice them in class during center time, but they need to be reviewing them at home on a nightly basis.
Subtracting with regrouping hundreds and tens, regrouping with zeros, reviewing chapter 6, and completing the chapter 6 assessment will comprise the math lessons for the week. Mixed fact practice will begin on Monday, with an assessment being given on Wednesday.
We will finish up our Native American unit on Monday. Then will take a couple of days to jump over to science to explore weather. On Wednesday our Christmas world tour will begin. We will be looking at how several countries celebrate the holiday season, and compare it how we celebrate. I absolutely love this unit! The Native American projects turned out fantastic! The children will continue to present this week. All projects will be sent home on Friday.
This past week, I sent home a letter regarding our holiday party. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love some Santa helpers, so if you are able to make it, let me know. Also, my December newsletter is available for viewing.
I wish you all a safe and productive week. Please contact me at any time with your questions and concerns.