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Miss Anderson's Weekly Scoop

December 15-19, 2014

Don't Forget...

December 15th-18th ~
  • Tiger of the Week - Colin S.
  • My Heritage Presentations - Sign up below if you plan on attending!
December 19th ~
  • Library Book Selection Day
  • Holiday Party @ 2:00 PM
December 20th ~
  • Happy 1/2 Birthday Kieran D.! (June 20th)
December 23rd ~
  • Happy 1/2 Birthday Bradley C.! (June 23rd)
December 24th-January 4th ~
  • Winter Recess
January 5th ~
  • School Resumes
  • Tiger of the Week - Kasey H.
January 12th ~
  • Tiger of the Week - Christian C,
January 14th ~
  • Science Fun Day Parent Volunteer Meeting @ 6:00 PM - Titus Dining Room

Please sign up below if you plan on attending our Heritage Presentations December 15-18th!

Box Tops... Box Tops... Calling All Box Tops!

We came in 2nd place for the month of November and remain in 1st place overall for the year... so keep on clippin'!


It is that time of the year when cookie exchanges occur, so bakers be sure to check ingredients for Box Tops! Every Box Top counts!


Don't forget to send in your Ziploc bag full of Box Tops by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17th!

Whooo hoooo! We Earned Our Classroom Reward!

This week students earned their 120th paw towards their classroom reward! They've had fabulous behavior in order to earn so many paws! As a class, they have chosen to watch the movie, "Home Alone" which is rated PG. We will be watching it on the afternoon of December 23rd. They may even have a little surprise from me that afternoon! What a great way to start our holiday break!
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A few quick things about this week...

Reading

We will be reading Stone Fox as we conduct literature circles over the course of the next two weeks. Students may be required to read some of their book at home, and it may count towards their 20 minutes of reading, as well as their 20 Book Challenge!

No Reading Journals due next week!


*A great website to visit to practice inferring skills is "Into the Book." Students can create their own usernames (I recommend they write them down!), and practice their reading strategies and skills with various games to play.

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Writing & Spelling

My Heritage PowerPoints - Please be sure your child has their most recent saved file on their flash drive for their presentations. Students are hopefully practicing their presentations... Remember, practice makes perfect!

Students should be writing at home 2+ times per week in their Writer's Notebooks. All "at home" entries should be dated and marked with an (H) to clearly identify an "at home" entry. Remember... the more they write, the better writers they will become!


Spelling Homework - NONE!

*Each week's spelling list will be posted on our class website!

Math

We will be continuing Unit #5 - Big Numbers, Estimation, and Computation on Wednesday. This unit includes the multiplication of multi-digit numbers, so I encourage your child to practice their math facts in order to build on their knowledge of their basic facts!


Students should be reviewing their math facts through the use of xtraMath (www.xtramath.org) in order to reach mastery of all functions! I would expect all students to have passed addition AND subtraction at this point in the year!

Science ~ Matter

We will be wrapping the first part of our Science unit on Matter. We learned about how the volume of matter, air, and density this week. Be alert... a quiz is scheduled for Tuesday, December 16th.

We are... a PEANUT & TREE NUT safe classroom!

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