Pleasant Valley School

December Newsletter

News from Miss Sheets

It’s the holiday season and time to deck the halls.


Our class Christmas party will be on December 18th. Students are invited to bring treats and gifts to share with their classmates. Gifts may be brought in and hidden beneath the tree anytime during the last week before break.


Our holiday program has been postponed to Jan. 15th at 3:00. This should give our students a few extra weeks to complete the final touches needed for their performance. If anyone has a conflict with the new date and time, please let me know so I can reschedule.


I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season full of lots of new memories to treasure for years to come!

Looking Back at November

Wet snow means lots of snow building fun!

Compact, icy snow means fast sledding fun!

School Events

No School Days

Winter Break:

Jr. Kindergarten No School - December 19 - January 4th

Class resumes on January 5th


K-6 No School - December 19 - January 3rd

Class resumes on January 4th

What Are We Learning?

Jr. Kindergarten

Weekly Theme

Nov. 30 - Dec. 11: Distance Learning - Review

Dec. 15-18: Christmas


Reading

Nov. 30 - Dec. 11: Review A-G

Dec. 15-18: H and I

Please practice the sounds that these letters make and find things that begin with these letters at home.


Math

Nov. 30 - Dec. 11: Practice 1-10

Dec. 15-18: 7

Please have him practice counting objects to show each of these numbers. If you see some of these numbers in their environment, have him tell you the number.


Science

Dec. 15-18: Senses

Kindergarten

Math

Unit 2 - Numbers 6-10

Counting, Writing, Comparing, and Sorting


Reading

  • UNIT 2 THEME: Living Together

Talk with others about living things.


  • Essential Question

What do living things need?


  • READING WORKSHOP

Read informational text and understand its elements.


  • READING-WRITING WORKSHOP BRIDGE

Use language to make connections between reading and writing.


  • WRITING WORKSHOP

Use elements of informational text to write informational list books.


Science

Unit 3 - Sunlight

Essential Question: What does sunlight do on Earth?


Social Studies

Topic 4 - How do I make friends?

Students will learn four skills for making new friends.


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our theater arts standard and working on our holiday program.

1ST GRADE

Math

Unit 2 - Numbers Within 20

Addition and Subtraction and Representing Data


Reading

  • UNIT 2 THEME: I Spy

Talk with others about how living things grow and change.


  • Essential Question

How do living thinks change?


  • READING WORKSHOP

Read informational text and understand its elements.


  • READING-WRITING WORKSHOP BRIDGE

Use language to make connections between reading and writing.


  • WRITING WORKSHOP

Write informational texts using elements of informational text.


Science

Topic 2 - Light

How can I use light?


Social Studies

Topic 6: What is a map?

Students will learn about maps and then create their own map.


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our theater arts standard and working on our holiday program.

4th Grade

Math

Unit 2 - Operations

Multiplication, Division, and Algebraic Thinking


Reading


  • UNIT 2 THEME: Adaptations
Collaborate with others to determine how living things adapt to the world around them.

  • Essential Question
How do living things adapt to the world around them?

  • READING WORKSHOP
Know about different types of informational text and understand their structures and features.

Book Club Book: Animal Camouflage

  • READING-WRITING WORKSHOP BRIDGE
Use language to make connections between reading and writing.

  • WRITING WORKSHOP
Use elements of informational text to write an article.


Science

Topic 2 - Human Uses of Energy

Essential Question: Ho do we convert energy to meet our needs?


Social Studies

Finishing: Topic 2 - Exploring Regions of the United States

Essential Question: How do geographers study the regions of the United States?


Starting: Topic 3 - The Peopling of the United States

Essential Question: How have different groups contributed to the United States?


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our theater arts standard and working on our holiday program.

6th Grade

Math

Unit 1 - Expressions and Equations

Area, Algebraic Expressions, and Exponents


Reading

UNIT 2 THEME: Animal Allies


Essential Question

How can people and animals relate to each other?


READING WORKSHOP

Read literature and informational mentor texts to answer the essential question.

Trade Book: Where the Red Fern Grows


WRITING WORKSHOP

Explanatory Essay: How can animals and people help one another?


Science

Topic 2 - Weather in the Atmosphere

Essential Question: What determines weather on Earth?


Social Studies

Topic 3 - The English Colonies in North America

Essential Question: What were the similarities and differences among the colonies in North America?


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our theater arts standard and working on our holiday program.