Mrs. Martin's Classroom Newsletter

December 7-December 11

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Christmas White Elephant Book Exchange

Just a reminder of the Christmas party activity that I do with my students every year. I have the students bring in a wrapped new book that is $5 or less. Then at the party we will do a white elephant exchange with the books. I currently have the most recent Scholastic Book orders open if you would like to purchase your book through there. There are MANY books that fall in that price range. Orders are open until tonight in order to get them in on time.

Please let me know if this would be a financial burden for your family. We have resources to help! Below you will find the scholastic information needed for purchasing a book. I told the students about this activity this morning, and they were VERY excited! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Scholastic's website:

Classroom Code: HXBCR

Jingle Bell Shop

PTO is putting on the Jingle Bell shop again this year. This an event where students will have the opportunity to shop for gifts at school. Our shop date is on Tuesday, December 8 at 1:00. If your child is shopping, please make sure to send their money in a sealed envelope on the day of the shopping. The child is responsible to keep track of their money!

Scholastic Book Orders due TONIGHT!

Book orders are due on TONIGHT (12/7)!! This will give Scholastic plenty of time to ship the books before Christmas break. There are many great books for low prices that would make great Christmas presents! Our classroom code is HXBCR. You can order at

Upcoming Dress Up Days

Our school likes to have some fun dress up days. Here are some of the ones coming up in December.

Tuesday, 12/8- 80's Day- Find your best 80's gear to celebrate the 80th day of school.

Friday, 12/11- Ugly Christmas Sweater Day- Find or create your ugliest Christmas sweater!

Friday, 12/18- PJ Day- Come to school all comfy and cozy in your pajamas. You may bring slippers, but you may not wear them to school.

This Week's Topics

Reading: author’s point of view, synonyms and antonyms, biography, civil rights

Math: Long Division

Grammar: Linking Verbs

Social Studies: Regions of Indiana

Writing: Persuasive Writing

Spelling and Vocabulary Words for Unit 3 Week 3

Spelling Words: center, once, scene, spice, circus, cement, police, certain, ounce, glance, germs, bridge, badge, strange, orange, ginger, wedge, arrange, sponge, village Review: combs, kneel, wrench Challenge: general, ceremony

Vocabulary Words: boycott, encouragement, fulfill, injustice, mistreated, protest, qualified, registered

Weekly Events/Tests


Tuesday: 80's Day


Thursday: Social Studies Ch. 2 Test

Friday: Spelling and Reading Tests; Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Dates to Remember

12/8-12/10 Papa John's Pizza Night

12/8-12/11 Jingle Bell Shop

12/8 Mrs. Martin's Class to Jingle Bell Shop

12/8 80's Day

12/11 Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

12/11 Pendletones at 10:00

12/18 All School PJ Day

12/18 End of the 2nd Quarter

12/19-1/3 Christmas Break

1/4 School Begins again

1/5 90th Day of School- Wear your 90's gear

1/8 Report Cards Available

1/8 Ridge Readers Minutes Due for December