December 2, 2022
Word Wall Words
Next week’s words are shown above. A special thanks goes out to Laila for coloring this week’s page! Above, she is on the hunt for words. This is an easy activity to set up. Simply write words on Post-it notes and “hide” them throughout the house. Give your child a page with the words that need to be found
Above, Zechariah is building 3 letter word puzzles.
During Word Work students were challenged to think of words that begin with “n”. We started by saying, “I’m going to the North Pole and I’m going to take ___.” The words did not have to be practical. This is an easy game to play with your child. Try the following stems…
- I’m going to the mountains… (m words)
- I’m going to the beach…(b words)
- I’m going to the train station…(t words)
During Shared Reading we are reminded to tap only once under each word.
In math we are beginning addition. Above, we used the children to demonstrate. We added Noah (1) to Matthew and Joel (2), then we wrote the equation.
In math workstations we practice a variety of skills. Above, Grace is working on a puzzle. Puzzles help develop finger strength, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving skills.
We discussed the physical attributes of characters in stories. We read the poem “Green Giant” and illustrated how we all felt the giant would look, listening closely to the description. Above are three different interpretations - all following the poem correctly!
In Social Studies we learned about holidays that are celebrated around the world. We started with the United States, Holland, Germany, and then Mexico. In the photo above, Matteo was excited to find matching “shoes” during a race to find pairs!
Sinterklaas, from Holland, fills children’s shoes with gifts as they sleep on December 5 each year. We placed our shoes in the hallway, and much to our surprise, he brought the kiddos candy canes! Please see the video below!
Please help your child learn your family’s street address. We will be checking on their progress when we return to school in January. Below are the students that met the November challenge, by reciting their birth month and day!
A Visit from Officer Wood
Officer Wood spoke to the children about the importance of following rules, wearing seatbelts, sitting in car seats, and following school rules during safety drills. She also gave each student a badge!
December to Remember
We have lots of exciting days in December. DFES is celebrating all month long and we would love for your child to join the fun! Our first day was “Do you want to build a snowman?” Many of our students wore scarves and hats.
Dutch Fork Elementary will be accepting mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks from now to December 16th. These items will be given to families in need. If you would like to participate, please send the items in and your child can hang them on the tree!