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December 18- January 8

Important dates:

1/4 Classes resume

1/8 School Spirit Day

1/15 Teacher Institute Day- No school for students

1/18 Martin Luther King Day- No school

1/27 Early Release- Dismissal at 2pm


The past few weeks in ELA, we continued learning about point of view. We discussed our points of view in comparison to an author's or character's point of view. In addition, we also began learning about opinion writing. We read the book How Santa Lost his Job and wrote opinion writing pieces about why Santa should get his job back.

Before Winter Break, we had a special Polar Express day and had a blast! We did many fun holiday activities and enjoyed spending time sharing our holiday traditions. One activity we did was comparing and contrasting the North Pole to Crystal Lake. Another activity we completed was comparing the text Wild Christmas Reindeer to The Polar Express.

Looking ahead, we will begin working on a special Time for Kids project after break. The students will be making a project about special events that happened in the year 2015. We will also begin discussing figurative language such as, similes, metaphors, and alliterations.


We ended our place value unit prior to break with a unit assessment. After holiday break, we will begin our new unit on geometry. We will continue practicing multiplication and division and will be learning our 9's fact family after break. Please continue to have your child practice his or her multiplication facts at home on a daily basis.

Social Studies

In Social Studies, we ended our unit on City Hall and will begin our new unit after holiday break. After break, we will be learning more about our planet and ways that we can help keep our environment safe and clean.
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