Happy Thanksgiving week! Have a wonderful time with family and friends! We are so thankful for the amazing and thoughtful families and children that we have been blessed with this year!! This is a good week to have fun, play outside, read, practice math facts, play games, work on Raz-kids and Moby Max. 🙂
We are sending home a new Scholastic Book order. It’s a quick turn around with the due date being this Wednesday. If you’d like to order a few books for holiday surprises, send me a note and I’ll hold onto your books until you are able to pick them up. 😊
Friday we will be seeing the Nutcracker at the Cobb County Civic Center as part of Cobb County’s Performing Arts Program! We will be gone from 9 – 12 on Friday and having lunch when we return. Please send your child to school in a nice outfit (something you might wear to Church or Synagogue) since we are going to see the ballet. 🙂
What a great STEM day we had on Friday! Each team was charged with creating a spinning arcade game and they all did a fabulous job meeting the requirements (spinning smoothly, at least 5 total positive and negative “sections”, has a theme, etc…). We put a video on Seesaw of the groups working together! Check it out!! Thank you Foundation for our AWESOME STEM teachers and all the supplies!
SPIRIT OF GIVING – Items remain on our SPIRIT OF GIVING list to help needy families!! Not sure what we are talking about? The PTA is putting together a beautiful program to aid about 20+ super needy families in our sister school communities! After Thanksgiving, the children will have the opportunity to help create caring bags by bringing in specific donations and writing cards and letters for these families. How can you help? Look at our class’ Shutterfly site https://cabralscoolkids.shutterfly.com/signup#signupSheetTab:tab=96 , you and your child pick out a few items you’d like to donate, take your child to the store to grab those items (they could even practice counting out their money to pay for the items) and then send your child to school with those items. 🙂 I think when the children get to be a part of the entire process it makes a bigger impact than mom or dad just handing them a bag of supplies and telling them to give the bag to Mrs. Cabral and Mrs. Sigmund. 🙂 So excited for this fabulous opportunity to give back to our neighboring communities! If all the items are signed-up, you can always purchase a $5 or $10 gift card to Walmart or Kroger (and your child can help with that as well!). Thank you PTA for encouraging us to help others!!
We’ll be learning…
Math –Measurement begins! We’ll measure with inches, centimeters, feet, yard and meters this week as well as discuss the best measuring tool to use in different situations.
Reading –We’ll continue with discussing the author’s point and finding evidence of that point in the readings. We’ll also be looking at various holiday poems to see how the author uses rhyme and pattern in the poem.
Writing – Our non-fiction unit continues! We are editing our work and revising our paragraphs to make sure that we have good, detailed chapters for our informational book. We are looking for a main idea/ opening sentence that hooks our reader for each chapter. We’ll then give attention to the last sentence to make sure that we are closing each chapter with a good, strong closing sentence. Once the editing and revising stage is complete, we’ll look at NTSSWTSW (No Two Sentences Start With The Same Word) and practice rearranging our sentences so that our paragraphs are more interesting for our reader. Next, we’ll move on to making a plan for all the non-fiction text features we want to include (bold words, glossary page, table of contents, pictures with captions or labels). They are working so hard!
ELA/OG – suffixes – es, s, & ing. We will also be learning about reflexive pronouns (myself, itself, herself, himself, ourselves, & themselves)
Trick Words to memorize: been, slow, winter, summer
Unit –We’ll work on some holiday surprises! 😊
11/25 – 11/29 – Thanksgiving Holidays – Happy Thanksgiving!!
12/6 – LAST day of FACT Clubs
12/6 – Nutcracker Field trip 9 – 12
12/16 – 2nd grade Holiday Parties 12:15 – 1:00pm
12/19 & 12/20 – Early Release TWO hours early
12/21 – 1/5 – Winter Holidays!
*to all of our amazing families for your constant help and support!
Have a fantastic week! Thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us!! We are thankful for each and every one of you!! Happy Thanksgiving!!