# News from Room 4

## What will be learning next week:

· Language Arts Unit 3 Week 2

· Unit Theme: Have Fun Week Theme: Lets Laugh

- Vocabulary: connection, support, possessions, relief, typical

- High-Frequency Words (read): call, funny, how, more, so, there

- Spelling Words: like, spike, hide, bike, mine, ride, make, came, how, there, shine, twice

- Grammar: Present Tense Verbs

- Skill: Make Predictions

## Important Notes:

Holiday Show

The first grade will have a dress rehearsal for the school on Monday, December 10th at 2:00 then the final show is Tuesday, December 11th at 1:00. Please have your child dress nicely for the December 11th show. Girls should wear dresses or skirts and boys a collared shirt. They can changed into these clothes before the show just send them in and I'll make sure they change.

Pajama and Holiday Movie Day!

The first graders will go into the FAB Friday, December 20th at 12:45 to watch a holiday movie and have hot cocoa. Students can wear pajamas and regular, closed toe shoes.

The first grade December optional project is due by Friday, December 21st. Your child can choose any way to present or show how they celebrate family traditions. Look for more info in the Friday folder.

Here is an example of Dylan McPheter's Holiday Traditions from a couple of years ago. He said I could share it this year as an example.

Unfortunately, my new computer does not have a flash drive so you need to email your creation to me.

The 5th grade built their own rockets. We were lucky enough to watched them FLY high in the sky.

## Math Journals

We shared our strategies with partners and this is what they said;

“I liked learning from others when you mess up”.

“3 people used the same strategies as me”!

“The fun of sharing your math idea with others”.

“I liked it because you can figure out different strategies for different problems:”.

“ I solved the problem by using addition to help with subtraction”.

## Math

This week we learned how to decompose numbers and using friendly numbers like 10 or doubles.

Note: This is a 2nd grade example

The 3rd grade planned and built their own playgrounds. Today they shared the playgrounds, explaining how they built them.

## Mooseltoe

We read the book, Mooseltoe then recreated it with an art project.

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