Miss Butz's Class Newsletter
December 14 - 17
A Busy Week Before Break!
Ask your child about the hour of code we did on Tuesday with our 4th grade friends. They used the website http://www.code.org. Maybe you can go on there with your child and try it out. I think the kids really enjoyed it. It is always neat to see the older kids helping the younger kids. It makes the computer lab MUCH easier for me too! :)
AN HOUR OF CODE (with our 4th grade friends)
Thursday, December 17th - Last Day Before Break
SC Santa Hat day too! Enjoy the winter break from December 18 - January 1
Thursday, December 17th - Classroom Party
Winter parties are from about 3:00 - 3:45
Thursday, December 17th - Yearbook orders due
If you want to order a yearbook for this year, please send the order in by this day or order online at http://ybpay.lifetouch.com The code is 11616616
December 18 - Janulary 1 - Winter Break
School will resume on Monday, January 4th.
Learning This Week!
Gingerbread Stories and Holiday Stories
Letter Sound: review
Phonemic Awareness Skills: rhyming, syllables, beginning sounds, ending sounds, segmenting words (saying all sounds in words, ex. dog -- /d/ /o/ /g/)
Reading Skills: asking and answering questions, key details (using illustrations and text), main idea, making connections, visualizing, sequencing, character
Sight Word: review
Attribute Blocks, "What's my rule?" fishing game, Number Stories: Stage 2, Two-Digit Numbers
Social Studies Focus:
Holidays Around the World
BOOK IT REMINDER
Just planning ahead...the January - March Book-It page will have a goal of 21 books! :)
SPECIALS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK!
Wednesday: Gym (rotates each week)
*Please note that your child can NOT check out a new book unless the book is returned on our library day on Monday. If you send it in late, then he/she has to wait until the next Monday to check out another book.
Reading Holiday Books at Home
If you don't have time to sit down and read a holiday book with your child, there is a document on my website that you can download (and print, if you want) for your child to use. Just scan the QR code for the book they want to hear and it links him/her to the book being read aloud. I will attach the file to the email as well.
Just go to our class website: http://juliabutz.wix.com/mykclass#!parents-corner
Download the file in the Materials for Practice at Home section called QRCodeHolidayBooks. Scan away and enjoy the stories.