Ms. Schaum's Class Newsletter

-Week of December 8-12, 2014

Upcoming Dates

December 1-16: Helping Hands Toy and Food Drive


December 8-12: Used Book Sale in VRE Library during school hours (open till 6:30pm on Thursday)


December 18: Spirit Day - Holiday Sweater


December 19: Holiday Party


December 19: Student Early Release


December 22-January 2: Winter Break


January 5: Classes Resume

Curriculum Corner

Reading: We will complete Daily 5 rotations and Ms. Schaum will continue to meet with guided reading groups! During read alouds we will be focusing on making connections. We make Text to Text connections, Text to Self Connections, and Text to World connections.


Writing: We will be writing two different types of poems: an acrostic poem and a haiku poem.


Math: We will continue to study graphing: how to pose a question, how to collect data, and how to construct a graph.


Science: We will be doing holiday science experiments involving common materials used around Christmas time.


Social Studies: We will be continuing to collect for our Toy and Food Drive. We will also be studying goods and services.


PBL: We will continue our Helping Hands PBL!

Nut Free Classroom

We have some learners with severe nut allergies, so our classroom is designated as a nut free zone. Please do not send any food to school that contains nuts. Thank you for helping us keep our classroom safe for all learners!

Reminders and Announcements

If you pick up your learner out front when school dismisses, your learner must walk all the way to 1A's spot on the concrete before he/she may leave with you. Please do not try to take your learner out of line until we have reached our spot....thank you!

Class Schedule

7:50 Morning Work/Morning Meeting

8:15 Math

9:15 Snack/Restroom Break

9:30 Science/Social Studies

10:30 Recess

11:05 Lunch

11:40 Silent Reading

12:00 Writer's Workshop

12:30 Daily 5 Rotations/C.A.F.E.

2:00 Specials

2:50 Daily Reflections/Pack

3:05 Dismissal



Library Day: Monday 9:30am



Specials Schedule

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- PE

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Music