The Frasier News

December 2015

A Letter From Your Teacher

Dear Families and Friends,

I sincerely hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families. We have so much for which to be thankful! It is unbelievable that it is already December! Before you know it, we will be out for winter break! I know this is a very hectic month for us all. We have a lot planned here at school, including an amazing winter party that our room moms are coordinating!

If this holiday season finds you traveling to visit family and friends, I wish you safe travels! We are staying put. It's the first Christmas EVER that I have not traveled to Dallas to be with my extended family. I'm a bit sad about that but I am looking forward to a more relaxing and budget-friendly holiday.

Stay safe and blessings to you all!


Important Dates:

Mark your calendars now:

  • Dec 2 - Novel Study Test
  • Dec 4 - PTO Meeting @ 7:45 am
  • Dec 10 - Choir Concert
  • Dec 11 - A Day of Code
  • Dec 14-17 - South America Speeches and Projects Are Due
  • Dec 15 - Band/Orchestra Concert
  • Dec 15 - Math Test (Chapter 5)
  • Dec 15 - Heritage World Market - 4:30 pm
  • Dec 17 - Holiday Party (2:00-3:15)
  • Dec. 17 - EPR (Report Cards) are available on the Parent Portal
  • Dec 18 - Jan 3: Winter Holiday

Winter Party - December 17th

Our amazing Room Moms are busy planning an incredible Winter Party! Take a look at a few of their plans!

  • $5 gift card exchange – have them bring in by Dec. 10 so we can remind folks just in case – wrapped with no name
  • Photo booth
  • Hot cocoa bar
  • Graduation ornament craft
  • Game TBD
  • Donation change bucket for Food Bank or other cause?
  • Food TBD (maybe cookie decorating)

In the Classroom:

We are very busy this month in the Frasier Classroom!

Language Arts/Social Studies -

  • Students are taking an essay test over their novel.
  • Mystery Unit - Ask your kiddos about the amazing mysterious vanishings that we are exploring! We are really jumping in on Thursday!! Shhhh...I can't tell you who disappeared but the "cat will be out of the bag" on Thursday!
  • Speech writing and presentations (South America)
  • Nonfiction Reading - Junior Scholastic and articles from various magazines and newspapers. We are focusing on inferencing, determining fact and opinion, and summarizing.
  • New Novel Groups - Some groups are starting A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. All students will begin new groups in January.
  • Read Aloud - We are completing our read aloud of Wonder.
  • Persuasive Writing - January's focus

Math -

  • Chapter 5: Integers and the Coordinate Plane
  • Integers and Graphing
  • Absolute Value
  • Compare and Contrast Integers
  • Terminating and Repeating Decimals
  • Compare and Order Rational Numbers
  • The Coordinate Plane
  • Graph on the Coordinate Plane

Science -

  • Life Science with Ms. Phillips
  • Final assessment will be the final week of December (14-17)
  • When students return from the break, they will join Ms. Coll and will study the country of Canada. Canada is one of the three regions we study in Social Studies.