# NOTEWORTHY NEWS BY MRS. FOSTER

## GREETINGS

This week will bring us to Christmas Break. The students have worked hard this year. I have seen many gains academically as well as socially. I really love this group of kids. The students need to rest during this deserved break. I would encourage you to have your child continue to read for enjoyment during the break.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and am looking forward to a fun and bountiful new year.

We have finished our study of Pat Mora's books. The children were introduced to books that they probably would not have read on their own. We will spend this week learning how to write letters correctly. When I got back from my absence, I tested all the kids to see how much they had advanced. I was happy with the results! Most every student went up at least one level. Thank you once again for reading with your child every night.

## MATH

We are doing a fabulous job at knowing our math facts. We can whip through the math worksheets that we use for review. I am so proud of them. We will be reviewing addition and subtraction this week. I am going to give the students some problems that look like this:

• _____ = _____ + _____

• _____ + 7 = 15

• 7 + 8 + 3 = _____

## SCIENCE

We will be reviewing natural resources and the properties of soil. We will have a test on these concepts on Thursday.

## SOCIAL STUDIES

We will be working on building a model community.

We will be able to use all the information we have learned about communities to build our models.

## PEARLS OF WISDOM:

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John F. Kennedy

## WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

The website of the week is: http://www.abcya.com/

This website is grade specific and provides games and activities in the reading and math content areas. It is easy for the students to navigate and uses voice commands to help the students complete the various activities. This is a free website.

## FUN FACTS

• Most tornadoes occur between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
• Chionophobia is the fear of snow.
• An inch of rain is equal to ten inches of snow.
• Most snowflakes are six-sided.

## THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Presented by Byron Nelson High School

December 18the & 19th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Byron Nelson High School Performing Arts Center

## Christmas Break

Christmas Break will be from Saturday, December 20, 2014 through Monday, January 5, 2015. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.