The Kaubin Chronicle
Elizabeth Haddon School - Haddonfield, NJ
Book Clubs met weekly with Mrs. Kaubin and Miss Weber to share our thoughts, ask questions of our group members, and to monitor our comprehension. We learned a plethora of new vocabulary words and even acted out a few of our favorite scenes! Your child is encouraged to finish their Book Club novel over the break. Merry Reading!
Writers returned to the college-level skill that is "essay writing". We practiced coming up with "big ideas" and we enjoyed many days of free writing about those big ideas. We especially like that free writing has no set standard or form... you can write anything you want for as long as you want. Though, many of us found writing about one thing for a long time to be challenging, so we investigated sentence stems to push our thinking. Ask your child about some ways to push your thinking! Once we pushed our thoughts to the limit, we became coal miners as we "mined" our free writing entries for a constant theme. We chose one theme and with the help of our peers, created a big, bold, impressive thesis statement. We are ready to embark on our own personal essays! Stay tuned!
In the spirit of the holiday Mrs. Kaubin read aloud her favorite holiday book entitled, The Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco:
When a leak ruins a wall in his father’s church, Jonathan Jefferson Weeks thinks Christmas Eve service will be ruined. Luckily he and his father find a beautiful tapestry, perfect for covering the damaged wall and giving the church a festive look! But then, an elderly Jewish woman recognizes the beautiful cloth. Her discovery leads to a real miracle on Christmas Eve.
This story inspired us to brainstorm gifts that can't be bought. We discussed various gifts we would give to the world this holiday season. Examples included joy, spirit, memories, love, hope and passion. Our hearts were exploding in 4K! We wish you all a merry, happy, wonderful holiday!
Check out our review of decimal place value as we played a whole-class round of Kahoot!, an interactive Jeopardy-like game using iPads.
Ms. Weber's Corner
Learning decimals can be hard, but as we know the more we practice, the easier it will be! This website below provides a ton of fun games to practice your decimal skills! Have fun learning.
Things to Note
Hour of Code!
Winter Cookie Exchange
Next Week's Highlights
Monday, 1/5/15 - Half Day
- Day 6: Chorus, Art
- Day 1: Health, PE
- Day 2: Library, *Orchestra*
- Day 3: Spanish, PE, *Band*
- Day 4: Music, Computer Lab
Winter Break - No School, December 24 to January 2
Geography Bee, January 8
Winter Concert, January 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School, January 19
Beginner's Concert, January 20
Mrs. Kaubin's Birthday, January 25