Mrs. Thinnes' Class

Dec. 14th, 2015

I can hardly believe it is the last week of the year, and what a busy week it is! We are all very excited about all of our upcoming events and holidays. With that said although I understand their excitement my expectations remain the same. Our classroom continues to run as normal as possible, with Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, and Math. During our brief social studies time we are studying Christmas around the World.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday's Christmas Party - 10:30 - 12:00
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Thursday's fieldtrip
- We will be loading buses at 9:00, caroling at 9:30, followed by watching The Polar Express. We will return to school to 1:00 and enjoy lunch in our room.

Christmas Dinner - Thank you to those of you who have been able to help!
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Class Curriculum

Writer's Workshop - In small groups Children have been researching and writing about arctic animals. This week they will present their posters.

Reader's Workshop - We have started a new unit on Characters. In this unit we will be comparing and contrasting characters, their adventures, discussing how they change and analyzing their feelings.

Math Workshop - We are learning about fractions focusing on halves and fourths.

Social Studies - We are having a great time learning about Christmas around the World and exploring the map.

Tis the season

My heart is so warmed not just by your generousity to our 2 sponsored Odell families, but by the love you have shown. How amazing it is for your children to be part of making a difference. They will never truly understand the impact they have on these families, but having been on the receiving end of such genourosity the gratitude is both unexpressable and unimaginable. Thank you for from the bottom of my heart. May your Christmas be merry and bright!

"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters." Mother Teresa

Classroom Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 15th - Snack - Brock
Encore - Music
*10:30 - Christmas Party
Wednesday, Dec. 16th - Snack - Canali
Encore - Science
Thursday, Dec. 17th - Snack - Charlotte
*Polar Express Fieldtrip
Friday, Dec. 18th - Snack - Colton
Encore - Art 2