December 19, 2013

Room 105 News

Dear Families:

We have had a very busy week! On Tuesday we enjoyed the PTA sponsored "Math Festival". The kids explored the different math topics with partners and completed task cards together. They had a great time!

Our class enjoyed visiting the 4th and 5th grade classrooms today, to see their "Native American Museums". The 4th and 5th graders were amazing docents to our class.

Our classroom holiday party will be tomorrow at 1:30. Yes the time has changed to accommodate our art class which ends at 1:25. Please feel free to arrive earlier to help set up, but the part will begin at 1:30. Everyone is welcome!

Our next field trip will be on the 2nd day we return from winter break (January 7th)! All chaperones that have already indicated that they would like to come are welcome to attend. I will be sending out an email to all chaperones with more details tomorrow! If you have not returned your permission slip, please do so as soon as possible. Students will not be able to attend without a signed permission slip!!!

Book Bags and Reading Logs will NOT be sent home over the winter break.
I do encourage all students to continue their meteoric rise in reading, by reading at least 15 minutes each day! If your child would like, I am offering the "Winter Break Reading Challenge". Students can earn a prize by reading and listing the books they read over break! The sheet will be due back on January 6, 2014!

I hope everyone has a restful winter break. I am one lucky teacher to have a class this spectacular, and families as supportive as you have been this year! Thank you, Happy New Year, and see you in 2014!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at:

Thank you,
Susanne Reed

In Class...

Reader's Workshop--Comprehension Strategies--Reading IS Thinking! Making connections AND predictions about what we are reading
Writer's Workshop--Writing Fiction Stories/ Making our own Brainstorming Sheets
Math--Addition/Subtraction facts within 10, Finding "10's" in addition problems, Subtraction story problems.
Spelling/Word Study-- Reviewing Short vowels
Social Studies-- December Holiday Traditions
Science-- Foss Unit--Liquids (coming soon!)

Classroom Wish List

**Scratch Paper for drawing
**Thick Markers
**Colored Pencils

Thank you all for your wonderful donations this year!

Upcoming Events...

Classroom Winter Celebration 1:30--2:20
12/23--1/5 Winter Break
1/6 First Day Back to School

1/7 Field Trip--Asian Art Museum, San Francisco