# Galaxy 26 Gazette

## News and Information

A Giant thank you to all of the family members and grandparents who attended Grandparent's Day on Thursday. The kids did a fantastic job on their reader's theater presentations and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with their guests! You will see some pictures posted below. I will post a few each week, so if yours isn't there yet, it will be soon!

Paper Grocery Bags Needed

Each child will need to bring a large PAPER GROCERY (orreusable shopping) BAG to school no later than Friday, Dec. 11. I line the bags up down the classroom and as I take down the holiday decorations they made I walk by and drop them in the open bags. The bag needs to be large, have a flat bottom and be able to stand up on its own. If you have a large collection of paper bags and would like to donate I would appreciate it. Thank you.

We continue focusing on the sequence of a story or steps in a technical or scientific process. We continue to work on fluency, vocabulary, phonics and phonemic awareness each day.

Reading Homework: practice the sight words and read the fluency passage each night. Return the fluency passage on Friday for it to count toward your child's reading grade.

## Math

• counted a collection of dimes, nickels, and pennies
• identified a line of symmetry
• created a symmetrical design
• added 2 digit numbers with no regrouping
• addition facts- sums of 15, 16, 17 and 18
• measuring to the nearest foot.

## English and Writing

We had a retest on unit 2. The sub gave the test on Friday and the scores weren't what I was expecting so we did it again. The second set of scores were MUCH better. We actually are taking 2 tests for each unit. The book publisher updated our textbook and the new test is very difficult. We are giving that test (for unit 1 we did it together as a practice) and the test from the old edition. Hopefully between the two we'll get a decent average. We also started unit 3 by having a pretest.

In writing (after grandparent's day was over) we began working on writing directions telling a reader how to do something using time order words.

## Spelling Words

cow how bow down town

flower clown house mouse shout

frown brown mice downtown power

## Important Events

November

16 Picture retakes (this was rescheduled from Nov. 6)

18 Midterms posted in Skyward

25-27 Thanksgiving Break- no school

December

17 PJ day

18 Holiday Party/ End of 2nd Quarter

18-Jan. 4 Christmas Break