December News

Kindergarten - Mrs. Chua

Ronald McDonald House Cereal Drive

During the month of December, the kindergarten and fifth grade classrooms will team up to collect cereal and individually wrapped snacks for the Ronald McDonald House in Madison. Madison’s Ronald McDonald House® provides a “home-away-from-home” for families while a child they love receives treatment at area hospitals. They come to Madison in search of hope, treatment, a cure, and, sometimes, a miracle. Cereal and individually wrapped snacks (crackers, cookies, pudding, fruit cups, granola bars) can be sent in any time through December 18. Thank you for your generosity.

Reading/Math Curriculum

We are in the middle of unit 3 in reading. This unit introduces the most sight words. It is very important to be practicing the sight word cards daily to develop good fluency. Fluency is reading with speed, accuracy and good expression. Without good fluency, students will have difficulty comprehending. By mid December, we will move onto Unit 4 in reading. Our new words are on the yellow cards.

For math, we are continuing unit 3: Teen numbers as Tens and Ones. We are finding partners for numbers ( 6 is 4+2, 3+3, 5+1, etc.). This will lead to doing addition problems. Students need to be secure with number writing and visualization to do accurate addition.

Social Studies/Science Themes

Dec. 1-5 Animals in Winter

Dec. 8-12 Gingerbread

Dec. 15-19 Holidays around the World

Dec. 22-23 Winter

Important Dates to Remember

Dec. 10 Early Release
Dec. 18 1st and 4th grade program

Dec. 23 Classroom Winter Party

Dec. 23 11:00 Dismissal

Dec. 24-Jan. 4 No School

Jan. 5 Classes resume

Reindeer Pokey | Christmas Songs for Children

DCC Before/After school Inclement Weather Guidelines

Late start-no morning program

No school-no before/after school programs

Get out of school early-will be decided by the weather-will be determined if after school care is offered and for how long- will communicate that out

There is no Bridges or after school care on Tuesday, December 23.