Ms. Schaum's Class Newsletter

-Week of December 15-19, 2014

Upcoming Dates

December 1-16: Helping Hands Toy and Food Drive

December 17: Polar Express Day - wear PJs!

December 18 - Wear PJs for VRE Spirit Day

December 18: Spirit Day - Holiday Sweater

December 19: Holiday Party

December 19: Student Early Release at 12:50pm

December 22-January 2: Winter Break

January 5: Classes Resume

Curriculum Corner

Reading: We will complete Daily 5 rotations and Ms. Schaum will continue to meet with guided reading groups! During read alouds we will be focusing on making connections. We make Text to Text connections, Text to Self Connections, and Text to World connections.

Writing: We will be writing a letter to Santa. The teachers will take the letters to Macy's to be mailed to the North Pole!

Math: We will continue to study graphing: how to pose a question, how to collect data, and how to construct a graph.

Science: We will be doing holiday science experiments involving common materials used around Christmas time.

Social Studies: We will finish collecting for our Toy and Food Drive. We will also be studying Christmas Around the World.

PBL: We will continue our Helping Hands PBL!

Nut Free Classroom

We have some learners with severe nut allergies, so our classroom is designated as a nut free zone. Please do not send any food to school that contains nuts. Thank you for helping us keep our classroom safe for all learners!

Reminders and Announcements

If you pick up your learner out front when school dismisses, your learner must walk all the way to 1A's spot on the concrete before he/she may leave with you. Please do not try to take your learner out of line until we have reached our spot....thank you!

Class Schedule

7:50 Morning Work/Morning Meeting

8:15 Math

9:15 Snack/Restroom Break

9:30 Science/Social Studies

10:30 Recess

11:05 Lunch

11:40 Silent Reading

12:00 Writer's Workshop

12:30 Daily 5 Rotations/C.A.F.E.

2:00 Specials

2:50 Daily Reflections/Pack

3:05 Dismissal

Library Day: Monday 9:30am

Specials Schedule

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- PE

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Music