Frederickson Free Press

- Issue 14 - December 14, 2015

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Christmas Business ...

As I look at my calendar this morning, I can hardly believe that we are only one week away from Christmas break already!

I must share with you the excitement and energy that is filling our classroom as this week's bake sale draws near. Our class goal is $190, however, regardless of how much money we raise, seeing the students so passionate and excited about helping others, is truly a gift of its own.

Some bake sale details:

When? Wednesday, December 16 at lunch (11:45)

Where? Front Entrance Hallway

What? If you could have any baking prepared to be sold at the school on Wednesday morning, the students and I will set up after first recess on Wednesday (10:30).

Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer your time and talents and supplies, during what I know is already an extremely busy time of the year!

On another note, this week brings the Christmas concert, which the students have been working hard to prepare for. On the evening of the Christmas concert, the students will be in our classroom waiting for our turn to perform. If they would like to bring some board games to have at school during this time, and to keep for Friday as well, this would be welcome!

I can't believe this is already my last note for 2015. Thank you for always being so supportive of what we are doing in the classroom, I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to work so close to home and my own children. From my family to yours, I wish you a wonderful Christmas, and I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to working with you and your children in the New Year!

Nicole Frederickson

SO ... How was school today? What did you learn?

This week, ask your child about ...


- receiving our hardcover picture books!!

- publishing our hardcover books!


- Noticing signs in the books we read :

-- "Again and Again" (When something happens again and again)

-- "Contrasts and Contradictions" (When a character starts acting very strange)

-- "Words of the Wise" (When a character received advice from another character)

- Our class novel, "How to Steal a Dog"


- Telling Time to the Minute, Minutes Past, Minutes To the next hour

- Measuring with cm and m


- Opaque, Transparent and Transluscent objects

- Shadows


"Nice Nice Christmas" & "Christmas Lights" Poem

- Class meeting - giving and receiving compliments

Upcoming Dates

Later this Month:

December 16 - Bake Sale at Lunch (11:45)

December 17 - Christmas Concert - 1:00 and 7:00

December 18 - Pyjama Day

- Free Hot Lunch

- Last Day of School before Christmas Break!


Grade 3&4 Swimming Lessons will begin in February 2016. Dates TBD.

Christmas Reading

On Friday, I will be sharing my Christmas gift to the students. It will involve books and reading over Christmas break. By no means do I expect students to be reading every day, as I completely understand the business and the emphasis of family time over the break. However, I also know that reading is a habit that is built up, and for some students, as little as a week or two weeks without reading, can set them back, so ask your children on Friday about their Christmas gifts, and I hope you are able to help them set aside some time this holiday to enjoy the gift of reading!