Mrs. Martin's Classroom Newsletter

December 14-18

Christmas White Elephant Book Exchange

Just a reminder of the Christmas party activity that I do with my students every year. I have the students bring in a wrapped new book that is $5 or less. Then at the party we will do a white elephant exchange with the books.

Please let me know if this would be a financial burden for your family. We have resources to help! Below you will find the scholastic information needed for purchasing a book. I told the students about this activity this morning, and they were VERY excited! Please let me know if you have any questions!


Classroom Party Donations

On Friday afternoon on 12/18, we will have our classroom Christmas party. The big activity we do is the White Elephant exchange, but of course the students LOVE to eat! I am in need of the following donations. Please send me an email if you are willing to donate something. I will then let you know what I still need. We have 26 students all together.

Donations needed:





*sweet snack or treat

*healthy snack or treat

PJ Day!

Friday, 12/18- PJ Day- Come to school all comfy and cozy in your pajamas. You may bring slippers, but you may not wear them to school.

This Week's Topics

Reading: author’s point of view, Greek roots, biography

Math: Long Division

Grammar: Linking Verbs

Social Studies: Regions of Indiana

Writing: Persuasive Writing

Spelling and Vocabulary Words for Unit 3 Week 4

clams, mints, props, arches, dresses, parents, caves, glasses, hobbies, engines, couches, arrows, enemies, babies, ranches, patches, mistakes, supplies, mosses, armies Review: circus, germs, spice Challenge: batteries, compasses

Vocabulary Words: address, divided, haste, opposed, perish, proclamation, shattered, tension

Weekly Events/Tests



Wednesday: Chapter 8 Math Test


Friday: Spelling and Reading Tests; PJ Day; Christmas Party

Dates to Remember

12/18 All School PJ Day

12/18 End of the 2nd Quarter

12/19-1/3 Christmas Break

1/4 School Begins again

1/5 90th Day of School- Wear your 90's gear

1/8 Report Cards Available

1/8 Ridge Readers Minutes Due for December