Week of November 30-December 4
What A Fun Week!
Tuesday-What a busy Tuesday! We read with our fifth grade book buddies at their room. We love visiting the other classrooms. Mrs. Joyner also visited our classroom for her weekly guidance lesson. Since it is the beginning of December, we began talking about how families celebrate different holidays and traditions. Students created their own book to take home and read about the different traditions. We also read books on Raz Kids. Feel free to check out the Raz Kids website at home. Parents can also sign up for emails on the website to receive information about your child's progress.
Wednesday-Buddy PE Day! This morning our class had PE with Mrs. Phillip's third grade class for Buddy PE. The classes played fun games and talked with each other. What a fun community building event! In writing, we generated a list of things we do in the month of December. We had ideas from birthdays to baking cookies to playing with our friends.
Thursday-In math, we continued talking about the 7 days in a week and then the months of the year. We also participated in a five senses race. Students had to make a prediction on which sense would win the race. Then, students had to graph the findings and discover if their prediction was correct. We began talking about holidays all around the world. We are also beginning to discuss maps and globes. Today, we read the story The Legend of the Poinsettia. This Mexican legend talks about the poinsettia and how it is important in the Mexican culture. We will also learn about Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.
Friday-We read our non-fiction Let's Find Out about Busy Holiday Workers. Students created a coupon to take home to a family member about helping out during the holidays. I hope you enjoy! We also enjoyed the online actives from Let's Find Out. Feel free to check this out at home! Students also participated in a five senses smell test. Our favorite smell was cinnamon. Sight words were also assessed today. Please keep the sight words in your child's homework folder. Thanks!
Winter Break-December 21-January 1
School Resumes-January 4