Tumbleweed Times Week 12
News from Ranch 25 - November 13, 2015
First Grade Happenings
In social studies we are beginning our study of Winter Holidays. This week we learned about the Indian holiday of Diwali. Diwali, India's Festival of Lights was celebrated on November 11th this year. It commemorates the homecoming of the epic hero Rama. During Diwali thousands of lamps are placed on rooftops, along roads, and inside and outside of houses. Indian women also create alpanas - good luck designs made from rice flour and colored powder - on the ground in front of their doorways, on the steps, and on porches.
Jazmyn gets to help.
3rd Grade Buddies
Thanksgiving pin art with our 3rd Grade Buddies
Every Friday afternoon students practice keyboarding skills using the online application called "Dance Mat Typing."
Minimum Days & Parent-Teacher Conferences
This is the second year we are using a standards based progress report. It can be a little bit confusing to families who are used to traditional grading. If you would like to learn more about the "new" standards based progress report, please check out the video on the Solana Beach School District website. It is best if you watch it before you come to your conference. Thank you!
If you have forgotten your conference time, the schedule is posted on our classroom wiki. You can access this page using your child's first and last name (no space) and the 4-digit number s/he uses to log in to most applications at school. I'm looking forward to meeting with you.
On minimum days, students are dismissed at 12:00 noon. Please make sure your child knows his/her dismissal routine for the week, as it might be different than on regular school days. By law, schools must serve hot lunch every day, but the lunch will be served during the 20 minute snack & recess time at 10:30 AM. If you want your child to have hot lunch, then email me (or send me a note) letting me know. Otherwise, your child will only need a snack next week. Students going to CDC should pack a lunch to eat.
Lastly, there will be no parent volunteers during conference week. Enjoy the time off!
Next Week's Curriculum Focus
Reading Theme: Review and Assessment Week
Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:
beg, trip, lot, get, sing, spin, of, they, some, many, who, our
They can sing at the camp.
Many of our frogs can hop.
Writing Genre: Informative
Math: Introduction to Place Value through Addition and Subtraction to 12
Social Studies: Where People Live
Science: Plant and Animal Parts and Survival
- Book Fair - November 13-19, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 16th-20th
- Minimum Days - Noon Dismissal - November 16th-20th (no volunteers)
- Dads & Donuts at the Book Fair - Tuesday, November 17th, 8:00-8:30 AM (all family members welcome)
- Thanksgiving Break - No School - November 23rd-27th
- Care and Share - November 30th to December 11th
- Winter Party - Friday, December 18th
- Winter Break - No School - December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016
- School Resumes - Monday, January 4, 2016