Holiday Traditions Sharing: Yesterday I sent home a red paper about this. Each child has an assigned day to bring in one item to share along with a writing prompt. Please let me know if you need me to send home another copy. We can’t wait to hear about everyone’s winter holiday traditions and celebrations!
Book Swap: Yesterday, I also sent home information about a book swap we will be having. Please let me know if you need me to send home another copy. The books are due on Wednesday, December 18th.
FACT Clubs: This is the last week for FACT clubs for fall semester. We will return to your child’s original dismissal plan when FACT clubs are complete. It is greatly appreciated if you send in a note to confirm what we have as the change in dismissal. If your child is in a club that is having another session for some reason (make-up session, awards ceremony,…), please write us a note to have them attend that. We are not informed of these changes. I will assume that club is over and return to their original dismissal unless you let me know otherwise.
Giving Bag: Our class is collecting supplies for a Giving Bag as our community outreach tradition. The supplies collected will go to the families at our sister schools to help them during the holiday break. Please see Shutterfly for donations needed. The students will be making cards during class to include in our bag.
Math Games: I will not be sending home a new math game until after Winter Break. Please continue to work on reading every night and sight words (either reading or spelling).
Gumball Words: Some students have read all their gumball words and are working on spelling them. Please put a note in their daily folder when your child is ready to test on the spelling of each gumball machine list.
Readers Theater: I have started Readers Theater with every reading group now. Please ask your child about it. They absolutely love it!!!! Readers Theater is a great way to get children to reread stories. Rereading helps children develop expression and fluency. As they practice their scripts, they start to commit all those words to memory. In readers theater, we don’t use props or costumes. It is about reading and rereading. If a script is in their red reading bag, we are still using it. If it is in their green daily folder, we are done with it. I post each performance on Seesaw for you to see.
Buster the Bus: We will be having a presentation on bus safety, December 12th. Just wanted to let you know because your child may come home telling you about the talking bus.
Field Trip: Our Legoland field trip is December 16th. Don’t forget lunch is included, so no need to pack a lunch that day. We will still have snack in the classroom before we leave.
Class Party: Our class party is December 18th. Parents are welcome to attend either as a volunteer or just for fun. It is from 10:30-11:15.
December 19th and 20th: Don’t forget these days are early release. That means everything is moved up 2 hours.
January 6th– Students return to school. 😊
Needs: If you would like to donate any of the items below, it would be greatly appreciated!
- Brown Grocery bags– We can never have too many of these.
- Markers– Mr. Sketch smelly markers. The morning artists are going through the markers I have very quickly. I know they would love the smelly ones.
- Highlighters– I could use highlighters of all colors, but especially pink and blue (Piggie and Elephant colors).
I think that is all for now! I hope that you all have a wonderful winter break!