December Newsletter

Parent Letter

2 Weeks left before Break!

I can't believe it's only two weeks until Christmas Break! This year is flying by! With cold weather upon us please make sure your child has a coat, hat and gloves here at school. We do take them outside even if it is cold. If you are unable to provide these items for your child please let us know :)

Gold Folder

Last week we sent home the gold folder with your child's midterm and CoGat scores. Please sign and return the midterm.

What's going on this week!

Reading - In both groups we are working on written comprehension. Mrs. Austin's class is working with non-fiction text with main idea and details. Mrs. Lippart's class is finishing up Sarah Plain and Tall and working on test taking strategies for reading passages.


Math - In math we are finishing up our Data Unit. We are giving our Data test tomorrow during math. Wednesday we will begin a new unit on perimeter, area, and angles. Your child will continue working on multiplication fluency and nightly math homework.

  • Every Friday we will be having timed multiplication quizzes. The students will set a goal based on the previous weeks results to improve their scores.


Science - In science, we are well into our landforms unit! Each child will be creating a landform out of salt dough. We are in serious need of:


  • Salt
  • Flour (regular white flour)
  • Large Mixing Bowls

In Need Of:

  • Pretzles (we bag it up for snack)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Salt (iodized salt in the cylinder containers)
  • White Flour
  • Mixing Bowls