Mrs. Nester's Homeroom

What's Going on in Room 22?

Math Update from Ms. Skates

This week in math, we have been learning how to skip count by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Today, we have started learning about money.

Next week, we will only learn about Quarters, Dimes and Nickels. Please take time to practice skip counting at home.

Language Arts & Reading Update

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be doing our mid-year benchmark. Just like the benchmark done at the beginning of the year, it includes independent reading levels, high frequency word knowledge, iStation, and writing. I have already tested most students on their high frequency words and have begun testing independent reading levels. The writing portion will take place over two days on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Social Studies Integration

As part of our state standards, we integrate social studies into our curriculum on the language arts side. This plays a larger role during this time of year as we approach the winter holidays. We will be discussing customs from around the world and how different cultures recognize this time of year. If your family has a special custom or tradition you'd like to share with the class, we'd love to hear about it.

Next week we will be creating a "Festival of Lights" and talking about how lights play such a role in the holidays around the world.

The following week we will focus on Christmas and Santa, with letters to Santa, books about Santa and other fun activities. This will all culminate in the holiday parties that take place on Friday, December 19th.

Holiday Shop

During the month of December, we will be having a Holiday Shop. Students will have the opportunity to use their SOAR Bucks to buy gifts for their family. We are in need of many things to help with the success of this shop. If you are cleaning out your house of unwanted household items, please consider donating them to us. In the past we have collected items such as, but not limited to, ties, toys, books, cookbooks, candles, accessories for the home, and tools. We are also in need of gift bags, tissue paper, gift tags, bows, ribbon and wrapping paper.

Schedule of Upcoming Events

December
8 Choir Concert @ 7 pm
10 Raising Canes Night
12 Spirit Day :: Christmas Character Dress-up
15 3rd Grade Music Program @ 7 pm
16 Chick-fil-A Night :: Ugly Sweater Day
17 Holiday Gift Shop
18 Eagle Express
19 Holiday Parties (9:30 - 10:15)
22-Jan 5 Winter Break