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Spot Light on Good Writing!

We are just finish up our unit on writing narrative. Students are currently selecting which on they will pick and publish. You should see their many other stories coming home. I wanted to take a minute to spotlight some of our emergent writers.

In our next unit students will be writing "How-to" books

Counting Collection

Our class has been doing so well with counting collections. Students are discovering new strategies for counting, grouping, and recording their strategy. This week I tried something new with students who have shown strong number sense with counting and grouping in multiple ways. I challenged them to figure out how many more they needed to get to a certain number. In this case 100. Watch as this student shows how many more he needs to get to 100. Then check out the picture below. Can you figure out what her strategy was?
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The Nutcracker Ballet

Last Friday student got to see a condensed version of The Nutcracker Ballet. Here are a couple pictures.

Winter Party

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8:15am

Room 205

Friday Dec. 18th will be our winter party. Students will enjoy some hot cocoa & popcorn, while watching a movie. Then we will take a break for a craft. After recess students will decorate their own sugar cookie and finish up the movie. The movie has not been determined yet. We use to watch Polar Express but it didn't seem to hold their attention. Last year we watched Frozen but it wasn't a big hit with the boys. I am currently leaning toward some of the classics; Rudolph, Frosty the Snow Man, etc. but I am still pondering.

I would love it if we had a few volunteers to help serve up our hot cocoa and popcorn. Thx
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Are your Kiddos talking about Osmo?

Our school recently acquired a few osmos and the students have started exploring them during our technology block. Starting with tangrams students use a combination of shapes to build a pictures. This is a great was for student to track and use visual spacial skills.
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If your looking for a unique Christmas present Osmo might be what your looking for. If interested in purchasing one. You can contact Erica with Osmo. ( She will honor their expired buy on get one program for our class. IF anyone buys one through her she will donate one to our class. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Report Cards

Report Cards will go home Friday Dec. 18th