Our field trip to Medieval Times was a wonderful way to end the week. Thanks so very much to Mrs. Cannon, Mrs. McDonald, and Mr. Wixted for being our chaperones. I hope that you enjoyed the day as much as the children did. The look on their faces and the cheers coming from them were well worth it!
The end of the second nine weeks is Friday. We still have several children trying to meet their AR goal. Please make sure that they are reading at home, so they can come in and test. It would be fantastic to have 100% of the class accomplish this goal.
We have come to the end of another unit in reading, so this week the children will be completing the unit 3 assessment. Just like with the previous tests, this one will be given over four days. This will be the last assessment grade for Language Arts for the second nine weeks. Due to the unit test, there will not be separate spelling lists. Those will return after break. All the children will receive the same list of words, and they will have the week to use their creative minds and write a wonderful holiday story. The story must be turned on by Friday. I look forward to reading them!!
For math this week, we are going to take a break from our regular math lessons. We are farther ahead than what I thought we would be at this time. The children will still have the fact practice sheet for homework. Our class lessons will consist of activities that revisit the skills taught thus far. The children will be rotating through math centers that will reinforce all of those skills. We will pick back up with Chapter 7: Money & Time in January.
The students are taking a trip around the world and learning how other countries celebrate the holiday season. We will complete our science unit on weather when we return after break.
If your child is participating in our gift exchange, they may bring in their gift at any time. Please remember that they are to just write on it "to a girl" or "to a boy" and then their name. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Also, if you are available to help out Thursday, the 18th, please let me know. I would love to have the extra hands. Also, if you would like to contribute a snack for our holiday celebration on Friday, please let me know.
Don't forget to send in those box tops, plus we can always use items for our treasure box. If you are able to help out, please remember to submit your receipt for PI credit.
I wish you all a safe and happy week! To all of my wonderful parents, families, and kiddos, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! For those of you that plan on traveling, please do so safely. I will see you all in 2015!!