# Mrs. Thomas' Classroom News

## Math

This Month we will wrap up Unit 3- patterns! The "BIG IDEAS" for this unit are.....

• The following skills and concepts are the “big ideas” that are developed in this theme:
• Counting, Quantity, and Cardinality

o Arrange and compare sets using one-to-one correspondence
o Count by ones
o Compare quantities
o Build sets
o Match numerals to sets
o Write numbers from 0-20
o Develop conservation of number, cardinality, and instant recognition of quantities

• Patterning

o Describe the relative position of objects
o Identify, create, extend, and analyze repeating patterns

• Identify and describe two-dimensional shapes

o Correctly name shapes

• Sort, classify, represent, and interpret data

This month we are asking students to continue to login to BCPS One from home, using their log-in and internal password. Then click Dreambox! Students should try Dreambox 2 or 3 times a week for 10 minutes!

Thanks to everyone that turned in their November homework calendar! It looked like students and parents enjoyed the homework activities. The December homework calendar is coming home today! At the end of the month, return the completed calendar. Also, students will be bringing home new sight words for the month of December. Please cut the words apart and attach to the ring. This is a good way to practice sight words, as new words come home each month you will add them to the ring!

CCSS we will continue to develop this month....

1.Title and author of the book

2. character and setting in the text.

## Dates to Remember

Friday, Dec. 11- Buster the Bus (In house Field Trip)

Friday, Dec. 23- Polar Express Day! ( Wear pj's to school)

## Adventures with Pete the Cat!

This month the following friends will be bringing home Pete the Cat to write about their adventures with him over the weekend!