Bruneau Elementary Newsletter

November 2020

Upcoming Events

November 20th-29th Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 8th School Board Meeting; 7pm at Rimrock

Thursday, December 17th End of 2nd Quarter

December 18th-January 3rd Winter Break

Monday, January 4th School Resumes

A Note from The Principal

Happy November!

What a remarkable year it has been so far and we are here to embrace what the future holds. Please join me in giving a huge shout out to teachers; they have been remarkable these first months of school and have been working relentlessly to ensure your student has the best possible experience for this school year. Our teachers are phenomenal and I am truly humbled to work alongside them.

We are heading into the holiday months with Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner. Please take some time to relax and celebrate with your child all the learning and growth they have made so far this year.

Alex Meyers

K/1 Miss Wampler

Kindergarten and first grade have been working on naming and describing shapes this month.

We have been learning how to ask and answer questions in reading. Our class was able to have the rest of the school ask us questions about giraffes, then we got to be the experts and answer them. K/1 has also been enjoying their art time while painting turkeys for Thanksgiving!

2/3 Mrs. Graham

Happy November! It seems like this month came and went in the blink of an eye. In math for 3rd grade, we wrapped up our unit on multiplying and dividing and will be starting to learn about how to find the area of an object. 2nd grade continues to work on their unit of counting money and solving money word problems. In reading we are focusing hard on really understanding what we are reading and applying our understanding to be able to answer questions about the reading.

Both grades also started grammar units this month, learning what subjects and predicates are and how to find them in a sentence. For social studies, we are learning about government and democracy with some fun, hands-on learning activities.

I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving break! See you all in December!

4/5 Mrs. Pearson

The students in Mrs. Pearson's class have been working really hard these past few weeks! In math, 4th graders are working on factor pairs and multiples, identifying prime and composite numbers, and fractions. Many 4th graders are earning lots of ingredients for their ice cream sundaes as they pass off multiplication facts in Mrs.Farfan's class. 5th graders are learning to multiply and divide decimals, and how to simplify fractions.

After watching an account of the events that led up to the first Thanksgiving, we began writing diary entries from the point of view of a Puritan child aboard the Mayflower. I'm impressed with their creativity and inclusion of many relevant facts in their fictional narratives.

In Language Arts we have been learning how to use conjunctions to combine independent clauses and where the comma should be placed. We are also refining our ability to punctuate dialogue.

In reading intervention, the students in novel groups finished "The One and Only Ivan" and we are now getting in the Christmas mood reading "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"!

BES Christmas Program will be Held Virtually in December

Holiday Program Update

Due to coronavirus Stage 3 restrictions, all Bruneau Elementary, Grand View Elementary and Rimrock holiday concerts will be held virtually. We will be recording the students’ performances in the music classroom during the second week of December, and digital files of the completed videos will be shared with students and families on Tuesday, December 15.

If we are in Stage 4 by Thanksgiving Break (November 20, 2020) concerts will be held live in person. If we do have in-person concerts, Bruneau Elementary’s will be on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 pm at the Rimrock auditorium, Grand View Elementary’s will be on Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 pm at the Rimrock auditorium, and the Rimrock band concert will be on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 pm at Rimrock.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during these uncertain times.

Miranda Brim

Elementary Music Teacher

Band Director

November Cape Run

Each month, we select students from each grade level that have shown outstanding growth on our Istation reading assessment to participate in our cape run.

November's students are: Weston Marney, Lillie Bachman, Hattie Bachman, Milagros Godinez, Rigo Farfan, and Leif Pearson.

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November Students of The Month

Our November students of the month were chosen for showing respect at BES.