Welcome back to school and welcome December! I hope everyone had a nice, restful Thanksgiving break and had the opportunity to discuss, as a family, the many things you are thankful for.
A few reminders..
*Friday, Dec. 6 we will be attending the Nutcracker at the Cobb County Civic Center. We will be leaving at 9:00 and returning around 12:00. We will eat upon returning (I will sent out a reminder of your child’s lunch choice before Friday). Since it is a ballet, please have your child wear their “Sunday best,” something they might wear to church/Synagogue/place of worship.
*Spirit of Giving bags-MBES is thrilled to continue our community outreach Spirit of Giving Bags tradition again this year. Many families attending our sister schools rely heavily on school provided breakfast and lunch, when schools break for holidays these families lack the food and necessities needed on a daily basis. During the December 10 TPV, each classroom will prepare a Giving Bag, complete with such necessities. A list of what is most important for these families can be found on our class Shutterfly webpage. Please allow your child to participate in purchasing these special items or take time to explain WHY they are bringing in these items to me! 🙂 We still have items available for purchase!
*PTA’s Honoring our Heroes Essay contest kicks off this month! It is a writing contest designed for students to write about real-life heroes and role models. It is a chance for your child to recognize someone who has made a personal impact in their life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, friend or teacher. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 17, 2020. If you think your child would be interested in this writing activity, let me know and I will send home a copy of the entry form and the directions
December 6-Nutcracker Field Trip/LAST Day of FACT Clubs
December 16-Second Grade Holiday Party 12:15-1:00
December 19-20- Early Release
December 21-January 5-Winter Holidays-NO SCHOOL
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING?
WRITING-Nonfiction writing continues! Students will continue working on teaching their reader something using a variety of text features to capture their reader’s attention.
ELA/OG-We will finish reviewing special patterns from last week (-old, -ost, -ind, -ild, and -olt). We will also be learning about reflexive pronouns (myself, itself, herself, himself, ourselves, & themselves) this week.
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-This week, we will be discussing the author’s purpose (main idea) and what points the author makes to prove that main idea. Students will also continue working on their fluency during independent reading.
UNIT STUDY-We have some work to do on special holiday items this week…