From the Classrooms of 23B and 24B

For the Week of December 14th

In this Issue...

From Mrs. Younce

From Mrs. Johnson

Holiday Concert

Take a break!

Ways to Help at Home

Upcoming Events

From Mrs. Younce

Math Update-

We will take the Unit 3 math assessment tomorrow (Tuesday). The rest of the week will include reviewing any skills that students missed on the assessment and then continued work on those word problems/performance tasks. Last week we worked on finding words in the word problems that help us know what mathematical operation to perform. Students are getting better at this, but we are realizing how tricky of a task this can be.


Social Studies Update

We are continuing to look at the different regions of the state. We will compare two of the regions this week.

From Mrs. Johnson

Reading: Students are continuing their work in our Journeys Readers Workshop, which will finish up the second week after break. We continue to look for new vocabulary words in our individual novels and have been practicing our dictionary skills to find the definitions. This week we will also focus on different strategies students can use to summarize a fiction text.


Writing: We are making progress in our opinion writing unit. Students have selected their opinion essay topics/issues and constructed an initial outline to plan their essay. They will begin this week formatting their essay including creating a thesis statement and writing an introduction.

Holiday Concert - TONIGHT!!!!


6:30-7:00 Winkey, Clemsen, Younce

7:30-8:00 Johnson, Nordell, Turian


Students should wear nice clothes with festive colors and scarves, stocking caps or Santa hats.

Prior to the concert students are to leave their coats with their parents, then join their classmates in their classrooms fifteen minutes before their concert. The teachers will escort them to Stage B.

After the concert the students will be dismissed from the stage to their parents, students will not be returning to their classrooms.

Take a break, this Winter Break!

We will not be sending homework until after the new year. Do remember that PRRR reading logs are due the first Thursday in January, so keep your kids reading!

Ways to Help at Home

Here are some great ways for your child to meet their reading minutes each week by visiting websites of interest such as National Geographic Kids and Scholastic News. You may want to sign up for a free account at National Geographic.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

http://magazines.scholastic.com/

Upcoming Events

December 14th - 4th Grade Holiday Concert

Contact Us

Mrs. Johnson - tejohnso@tahomasd.us

Mrs. Younce - mmorlock@tahomasd.us