Mr. Costello's Newsletter

for December 8 - 12, 2014

Calendar Time

Monday, December 8th: BLT Meeting; 2:45 pm

Tuesday, December 9th: Picture retake day

Monday, December 15th: PTA Meeting; 6:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 16th: PTA Meeting “Chat and Chew”; 12pm-1:00 pm

Wednesday, December 17th: Chorus, Band and Orchestra Winter Concert; 6:30 pm

Friday, December 19th: Hat Day: Donate $1.00 and wear your favorite hat all day

Wednesday, December 24th-January 2nd: Holiday Recess, No School

Skills of The Month

Letters of the Month: We are reviewing A - Z!

Numbers of the Month: Review for Mastery 1 - 15 and continue discovery of 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Sight Words: Review and have fun to mastering the Unit 1 words this month. I will send home another set of unit one words this week. Please feel free to make flashcards, add in to games, use as word hunts that gain prizes for finding and identifying words hidden around the house, or otherwise make it enjoyable to practice.

Homework Corner

Students will be making their own alphabet (uppercase and lowercase) drill decks for use at home over vacations and long weekends. These will come home by December 17, 2014. Please take full advantage of these hands on learning tools. Try Reading Confetti for great ideas.

Dates to watch out for this month. Homework is given every Monday and due back the following Monday with the exception of the vacation packet as it will be more extensive.

  • Due 12/8 are the math and letter book activities.
  • Due 12/15 are the Alphabet review work and reinforcing 12 - 20.
  • Due 12/22 are the Reading logs going home 12/3.
  • Due 1/7/14 will be the vacation reading log and writing activities.
Count And Move (HD) | Super Simple Songs
Alphabet Song | ABC Song | Phonics Song