Finishing Out 2016

What to Expect in December!

What Are We Working On This Month?

It is hard to believe that it is already December and we are just a few short weeks away from winter break!

We have been hard at work exploring new resources on our devices and completing a variety of independent projects!

This week we will be starting our new unit in reading on folktales. I cannot wait to hear the lessons that the students pull from these stories. We will be working on identifying different elements of folktales such as characters, setting, problem, solution, and the central message. We will be discussing how the lessons we learn from folktales can be applied in our own lives.

In Math, we are continuing to work in Unit 3 with addition and subtraction story problems. I love watching them try out new ideas and hope to continue building on this number sense and conceptual understanding throughout this unit! Please continue to work with your child at home on Dreambox and with the math games to encourage the use of these strategies to show their thinking. We will be wrapping up this unit before Winter Break.

Finally, we have had a blast exploring the various animals and plants in science. We have been learning about how they adapt to their environments and what they use to protect themselves.

Thanks again for your continued support throughout this year!

Our Thankful Tree

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Homework Reminders

Please remember to sign and return their reading calendars each day and to check their Jacksonville folders and homework journals to be sure your child is completing their homework! Red Math folders should come back every Friday. I am so excited that I was able to give out so many rewards for students meeting their reading goals this month and I know they love to see their progress tracked on our class chart!

Scholastic Book Orders

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If you wish to order, use the link below and make sure you enter in our class code P8KB3. All orders will be submitted by 8:00pm on December 12th to ensure that they are delivered in time for break!

With the holiday season coming, PLEASE contact me if you plan to order any books as gifts for your child so that we can set up a time for you to pick them up so I do not accidentally put them on their desks to take home!

Important December Updates!

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Our winter party will be held this month. More information regarding this celebration will be coming out as we get closer! Keep an eye out for volunteer sign-ups on the class Shutterfly page.

Also, please be sure to check the weather and send appropriate outerwear with your child to school so that they are warm for recess!