Pirate Weekly News

December 14-18, 2015

Dear Parents,

Christmas is almost here and our class survived long division! Our Christmas lunch will be Friday (Pizza, fruit, goodies etc.) and we will be watching Rudolph and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Mrs. Guyton wants us to have a signed permission form for each child watching a movie, so don't forget to sign the form and send it in. Thank you to all of the parents who have signed up to bring in items for our luncheon, you can send them in with your children anytime between now and Friday.

Merry Christmas,

What we are learning this week


Fractions: equivalent fractions and comparing and ordering fractions, adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators


Animal Senses and inherited and learned behaviors Test on Wed.

Social Studies:

French and Indian War Test on Thursday

Language Arts:

Spelling tests will be given on Fridays!

Spelling Homework: All homework is to be done in the Word Study Folder

Mon. sort words and write the sort in folder.

Tues. Ladder words

Wed. sort words and write two times each

Thurs. Practice test

Reading: Guided Reading Groups, Shared reading: Wonder, Point of View, non-fiction text features, Fountas and Pinnel Assessments begin

Writing: Informational Writing (research report), cursive handwriting,

Language Usage: Non-fiction Text Features

Upcoming Events:

Dec. 17 Christmas Lunch (grades 3-5)

Dec. 18 Pizza lunch and movies

End of Grading Period Dec. 18

Report Cards go home Jan.12

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Flu Shot Campaign

As you are aware, we have several children at India Hook School who have compromised immune systems due to illness or treatments. I would love to show how much our pirate community cares by having 100 % of our staff and students get their flu shots by November 24. If your students would like to make posters, that would be great! I will reward the class with the highest percentage of students AND teacher receiving flu shots with a pizza party.