Mrs. L. King

December 5, 2014

Gingerbread House Decorating

We will be decorating gingerbread houses on Thursday, December 18th from 11:00 to 12:00. A permission form and ingredient list will be sent home on Monday. Please return the permission form by Friday, December 12th. Students will not be able to participate without a permission form. Don't forget that all parents are invited to attend! Please indicate on the permission form if you will be attending. We hope you will be able to join us for this fun event!

Icing for Gingerbread Houses

Each student will need their own container of white icing (any brand) to decorate their gingerbread house. You may send it in as you purchase it. Please write your child's name on the container. Thank you!

A Message from the Cafeteria!

We are starting a new program in the cafeteria for the United Methodist Food Pantry. All unopened food items that the students do not want to eat will be placed in a food box. Someone from the UMFP will be by once a week to to pick up any foods we have to donate. Please contact Mrs. Haskett in the cafeteria with any questions.

Hour of Code

Next Wednesday, we will be participating in 'Hour of Code'! The 'Hour of Code' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Look for pictures and more details in next week's newsletter!

Important Information for Next Week!

Homework

Week A of homework!

Our next Wordly Wise test will be Friday, December 12th.

Monday: Study Wordly Wise Words and Read a book for 20 minutes.

Tuesday: Words Their Way Word Sort and study Math Fluency.

Wednesday: Study Wordly Wise Words and Read a book for 20 minutes.

Thursday: Buddy Sort and Math Fluency.

Friday: Wordly Wise quiz over Book 3, Lesson 6.

Mark your Calendar!

  • December 18: Gingerbread House Decorating from 11:00-12:00
  • December 19: Holiday Party 1:45-2:45
  • December 22-January 5: Winter Break

Next Week's Specials

Monday 12/8- Day 4: Art

Tuesday 12/9- Day 5: P.E.

Wednesday 12/10- Day 6: Music

Thursday 12/11- Day 1: Art and Library

Friday 12/12- Day 2: P.E.

We are Learning...

Reading: We are continuing Junior Great Books. We will be participating in Socratic Seminars while trying to dig deeper into the meaning of the text!

Mrs. Jackson Math: We will complete our topic on subtracting double digit numbers using mental math and begin a new topic on subtraction with regrouping.

Mrs. King Math: We will start fractions.

Writing: We will revise and edit our Realistic Fiction stories.

Social Studies: We will start our study of economics. Students will describe how people in a community use productive resources, create a variety of businesses and industries, specialize in different types of jobs, and depend on each other to supply goods and services.