December 20

Holiday Party Fun of 2019!

We’d like to thank Emma’s mom, Kristin, for organizing and facilitating a well-planned, fun-filled Holiday Class Party!! We’d also like to thank Bella’s mom, Brittany, for supplying the materials needed for the ornament craft! Special thanks to Mrs. Armstead and Mrs. Farmer for stopping by to help out; extra hands were definitely needed. I believe the children had a great time!!

 

December 9

News for the Week of 12/9/19 and 12/16/19

What we’re learning up until Christmas Break…

Writing: W.1 Use reasons and information to support an opinion

Grammar: L1.g Spell and use the correct frequently confused words such as: to, two, too, there, their, they’re…

Reading: RI.9 Integrate information from 2 texts on the same topic in order to write/speak about the subject knowledgeably

Math: MD.3 Review area and perimeter;  MD.8 rectilinear figures- use formulas to find the area and the perimeter of rectangles

Science: S4E3 Explain how water moves across the earth and how the changing states of water contribute to the water cycle

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Holiday Shop: Our shopping day / time is Tuesday, Dec. 10th @ 8-8:30 am or they can shop this week Mon.-Thurs. 7:15-7:45 am.

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We wanted to send a HUGE shout out to all of the parents that donated money to our Braves themed raffle basket. We also want to give a special THANK YOU to Emma’s mom, Mrs. Colquitt, for putting our basket together! I appreciate all of your contributions!!!

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The following students will represent our class in the 4th and 5th grade school Spelling Bee on January 10, 2020. Way to GOOOO!!!

  • Christion Jordon- Classroom Winner
  • Paris Johnson- Classroom Runner-up

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Important Dates to Remember:

  •  12/13 STEAM Day
  •  12/16 Holiday Character Day
  •  12/17 Holiday Hat Day
  •  12/18 Holiday Socks Day
  •  12/19 Holiday Sweater Day, Class Party 9:30-10:45 am, Early Release Day
  •  12/20 Pajama Day, Sing Along, Early Release Day
  •  12/23/19 – 1/3/20 Vacation
December 3

International Night Information

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The School Culture Committee is looking for volunteers to represent countries at this year’s event on January 30, 2020. To sponsor a country, you put together a table display that can be simple or elaborate. Most displays include posters, artifacts, books, music, or videos, etc. Some hosts bring small food items or giveaways for students.
• Are you from a different country and would like to share your background?
• Have you traveled abroad and would like to share your experience?
• Would you like to research another country as a family?
If you said “YES,” you could be one of this year’s country sponsors!  You do not have to be from that country to put together a display! Some classrooms, Girls Scout or Boy Scout Troops, or just groups of families put together a display for fun as an extra learning project. Some families put together displays about places where they have lived and traveled for work.

 

December 2

News for the Week of 12/2/19

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What we’re learning:

Math – Multiplication comparisons and we will continue to focus on the same strategies (area model, distributive property, algorithm) but with larger numbers.

Reading – We are continuing with non-fiction text and will focus on referring to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Students will explain how visuals (text features) support a text and help readers better understand the subject.

Writing – We are going to analyze examples of opinion writing and determine the characteristics of good writing.

Grammar – We will be learning about complete and compound subjects and predicates.

Science – Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle.

 

December 2

Dinner with Santa & Raffle Basket

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Our class is putting together an Atlanta Braves Basket for the Dinner with Santa raffle! Our room mom, Mrs. Colquitt (Emma’s mom) is getting everything together to make our basket one of the best, but she needs your help! A flyer with detailed information went home prior to the break. We are asking that each family donates $5-$10 dollars to go towards the cost of our basket; however, any amount would be very helpful.  Donations are due by December 5th. Thank you in advance for making a donation!

Dinner With Santa is this Friday from 5 – 8pm!! 5 – 5:30 is reserved for students and families with special sensory needs. The deadline for dinner orders has been extended through Monday (12/2) at 6pm. The event is free to attend even if not ordering dinner. We’ll have several free activities like games and crafts. We’ll be selling tickets that can be used for the basket raffle and to purchase coffee, cocoa, desserts, and a few special activities. We also plan to have the grand opening of our Holiday Shop (class shopping will take place the following week – more info to come).

Details and online ordering: https://ptsapitner.com/events/dinner-with-santa/

We are in need of some donations and lots of volunteers. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!!

Volunteer Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/DWSvolunteers

Donation Sign-Up: bit.ly/Dwsdonations

We also need the following items for crafts:

-Magazines

-Scraps of fabric (plaid or holiday colors/patterns)

-Old puzzles (it’s ok if pieces are missing)