Week of December 11th

Hope everyone has an amazing holiday!!!

We hope you all like your ornaments and snow globes, and thank you to first grade families for the gift. I can’t say thank you enough! We appreciate everything and the kids loved having you all help for the pot luck!

The kids had a wonderful last week, had tons fun dressing up and celebrating the holiday season!

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Week of December 4th

Readers workshop

We finished up our main unit non-fiction and the kids loved it! We had a little celebration with 1G and shared all the things we have learned over the past 2 months. They learned how to read like researchers (and Steve Irwin) to make books more exciting and engaging. We have been talking a lot throughout both units about how important it is to stop and talk or think about a page to help build comprehension and synthesizing skills.

Reminder that we are starting opinion writing from the first week next year. Talk to you child about what collection items they think they could bring in. They should fit into a small box or a ziplock bag.

 

Writers workshop

Just like reading we finished up our non-fiction books. I will be reading over them this weekend and the beginning of next week. I hope to get them back to you early next week with feedback so you can see how hard they have worked.

 

Maths

Lots of finishing… We also had our number test today and they did AWESOME. They are really into addition and subtraction and enjoy the challenge of new problems. Feel free to ask about problems at home such as, “if we have 10 onions and I use 3 for dinner tonight, how many will be left?” Questions like this throughout daily conversation can very beneficial!

 

Christmas and Spirit week

Monday – Superhero vs villian

Tuesday – Crazy clothes/not matching

Wednesday – Night/Day

Thursday – Christmas decorations/headbands etc.

We will also be having our potluck during lunch time (and not go down to the cafeteria). We have sent a sign up sheet via email, please remember to sign up. If you would also like to send them in with a small lunch/onigiri for themselves that is fine as well.