Tis the Season!

Christmas Around the World!

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Social Studies

This week kicked off our Christmas around the World Social Studies Unit! Your child will be learning about Christmas in the United States, Mexico, France, Italy, Sweden, England, and Germany, Your child loves their pretend boarding pass on "Christmas Airlines," and they enjoy earning a stamp on their passport once we have completed our lesson! This week we talked about Christmas in the United States, and we visited Candy Cane Lane! While we visited, we tasted candy canes and used our senses to describe candy canes. They were delicious! We also flew into New York City to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Our class loved seeing the giant tree!
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Language Arts

In Phonics this week, we focused on beginning sounds in words. Your child was able to sort picture cards based on the sound they hear at the beginning of the word. We played review games and said words in fun ways so we could hear the beginning sound clearly. For example, "cat, c-c-c-cat!"
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Yellow Folders

Your child should be taking their yellow folder home every day, except for Friday. The folders can go home on Friday, but I make this day optional since I know weekends can be designated for family time! Please do your best to read at least one book in the yellow folder with your child. It is okay to help, but they should be trying to read independently. Feel free to leave me notes or comments if you feel that the book given to your child seems too difficult. Remember, the books your child is taking home will not be switched out until I see that it has been read on three different occasions. This allows your child to practice reading with fluency as they become more familiar with a book. If a book seems easy for your child, you can focus on comprehension questions such as...


  • Does the story remind you of anything in your life? (Text to Self) "Making a connection"
  • What did you like about the story?
  • Why does the title make sense?
  • If you could add a page to the story, what would you write?
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Math

Math Learning Goal: Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category.


Topics covered this week!

  1. Classify objects into categories.
  2. Count the number of objects in each category.
  3. Sort the categories by counting.
  4. Tell whether the way objects have been sorted, counted, and compared makes sense.


Next week, we will begin a new topic!

  • Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.


Writer's Workshop

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?


Ask your child the fun ways we learned how to ask questions and use them in our writing! We continued our unit by reading non fiction stories and we began to ask questions. I used this topic to show the students that we can write down information that we want to know or learn, and ask questions about what we read.


Fun With Opinion Writing!


Would you rather be an elf or a reindeer? Your child answered this fun question and gave reasons why they thought it would be better to be an elf or a reindeer. We created a chart displaying reasons supporting each choice. We discussed how being able to share why we feel a certain way supports the opinions that we have.

Word of the Week!

  • you


*Remember to practice your sight words at home!

Star of the Week!

Lola

Lola is such a sweet girl, and she always comes to school with a smile on her face! Lola always does her best, and really loves drawing pictures and writing. She is creative, fun, helpful, and kind to her friends. We love you Lola, and hope that you have a great week!
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Winter Concert!

Wednesday, December 9th at 10:15am. Please join us at Center Square School for the Kindergarten Winter Concert. First grade will have their concert at 9:15am.

Kindness to Our Holiday Heroes

Please have your child wear red, white, and blue on Friday, December 11th. We will be recognizing veterans for their service.