News from Room 20

December 4, 2015

A Note From Mrs. Waz...

We are in full swing of December. There are 13 more days until Christmas break...where has the time gone! I have some activities planned for the class during the month. Friday, December 18th from 2:30 - 3:30 we will be making gingerbread houses. I am attaching the link to my Time to Sign Up sheet. I will need some volunteers to help out. We will be doing this in the cafeteria. I did this last year and the kids had a blast, there were some creative houses!

Next week, all 3rd - 5th graders will be taking the Study Island Benchmark test for both math and reading. This is the second of three times they will take this test. Because of this, we will not be starting a new Journey's lesson, so we will not have any new spelling words. There will be one more Journey's lesson before break.

I sent home Scholastic Book Order Forms on Thursday. I will submit the order on Friday, December 11th. If you are interested, you may order on line or send in the form to me. If any of the items are gifts, let me know and I will put them in the office instead of sending home with your child. The orders will be here before break.

I hope you all have a relaxing, stress free December!

Please contact me if you have any questions or need anything!




Each student needs to bring in a box to use as the "shell" of their gingerbread house. You may begin sending them in next week. Boxes that work great are...Poptart boxes, cracker boxes, granola bar boxes, oatmeal boxes, mac n' cheese boxes etc.


Up Coming Events...

December 11th - Book orders due (they will be shipped in time for Christmas)

December 18th - Gingerbread Houses from 2:30 - 3:30

December 24th - Christmas break beginnings - Enjoy you holidays!

January 4th - Return to school from break

A Look at Next Week...

Math: graphing - review bar graphs and begin analyzing and interpreting pictographs

Reading: non-fiction text features

Writing: informational writing - seasonal writing pieces

Social Studies: Begin a google slide presentation on landmarks around the US

Spelling: review previous words