December 8 ~ Newsletter

We had a big week! It was great to see all the talent of our third graders in the holiday musical orchestrated by our wonderful music teacher, Mr. Bush, on Thursday night! Then we had to say farewell to Ms. Schmidt on Friday. She was so touched with all her letters, cards, gifts, cupcakes and well-wishes. We’ll miss her, but she promises to visit…and even sub if needed before she gets her first teaching job. Last, but not least, Timy turned 9 on Friday. Happy birthday, Timy!!!

Our learning plan is:

  • Math –  2D and 3D geometry attributes & exploration, 0-5 multiplication facts.
  • Reading – Reading nonfiction, inferring and main idea.
  • Language Arts – Cursive!
  • Writing – Informational writing – finishing up our expert reports with editing and publishing.
  • Social Studies – Paul Revere & economics.

Enrichment homework (optional, but good stuff): The children love making 3D creations from They may also want to make giant skeleton shapes with newspaper. Have them tightly roll 3 newspaper pages diagonally to make tubes securing them in the middle with masking tape, and then tape the tube ends together to make giant 2D and 3D shapes. We’ll do one together in class so your child will know how to do it. Send pictures of the creations if you like.

Congratulations to Maggie and Timy for earning Cougars for responsibility this month!

We’re looking forward to a chorus concert and spelling bee this week, in addition to the usual excitement of the December!

Cheers, Mrs. Pennington




Cougars of the Month

For showing respect, Izzy and Ayshan were awarded Cougars of the Month!


Showing respect for others is one of the most important values in the world.  It means showing care for another person or thing, like the environment. Without respect, everything around you would be less peaceful.  There would be more wars, more problems and less happiness. You show respect in many ways everyday that you may not even realize!  Respect occurs when we:

  • Listen to others
  • Play fair
  • Use good manners
  • Wait your turn
  • Compliment someone
  • Pick up after yourself
  • Treat others fairly