Chace Street News
Dec. 5 Trimester 1 Grades in the student portal
Dec. 7 NO School-Parent/Teacher Conferences
Dec. 12 Holiday Fair (2G, KD, 5N, 4S, 3G)
Dec. 13 Holiday Fair (2J, KA, 5D, 4H, 3R)
Dec. 14 Holiday Fair (1V, 1B, 5C, 3F)
Dec. 15 Holiday Fair (Make ups)
Dec. 22 Last Day of School before December Break
Dec. 25 Merry Christmas
Dec 25-Jan 1 NO SCHOOL
Dec. 31 Happy New Year
Jan. 2 Welcome Back!
Wishing you Happy Holidays Chace Street Staff
DOLPHIN DINER/VIP LOUNGE
News From the Classrooms
Mrs. DeMaria & Mrs. Dorchik
Our list of letters, sounds, and high frequency words is growing! Students are using this knowledge during phonics to read phrases and sentences. They are labeling parts of their pictures using the letter sounds we have learned. We will continue to use our Narrative Writing Diamond to identify and sequence story events in order, as well as identify the characters and settings in narrative stories. During the month of November, we focused on the concepts of traditions and past and present in Social Studies. We are now moving ahead to our Circle of Seasons unit in Science. Number Corner continues to be a favorite daily routine. The November calendar grid had us exploring a color pattern, one more pattern, and direction pattern. Ask your kiddo about it!
Enjoy the pictures and I wish you all a joyous holiday season!
Mrs. Gill & Ms. Rejsek & Ms. Francoeur
Mrs. Stellakis Grade 4 & 5 ELA/Social Studies
Grades 4 & 5 ELA & SS: Students recently worked on writing a 5-paragraph informational essay about a topic of their choice. Some of the topics included cats, sharks, pizza, birds, eating bugs, and more! We will soon change our focus to opinion writing. In reading, we have been focusing on fiction stories and learning about characters, plot, inferencing, figurative language, and other skills.
Fourth grade will begin learning about the regions of the U.S. in social studies, and will focus first on the northeast. In fifth grade, we recently finished playing a colony game. The winners were Connor & Lucas S., Aubree & Lacey, Christian & Ben D., and Devahn & Jonathan. Students are now learning about the American Revolution.
Mrs. Happel Grade 4 & 5 ELA
HELP KEEP YOUR CHILD HEALTHY AND FLU-FREE
With flu season upon us, it is important to keep our children healthy. Children are two to three times more likely than adults to get sick with the flu, and on average, one in three children in the U.S. is affected by the virus each year. Usually, the flu is spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing. Occasionally, people get the flu from touching a germ-infested surface.
SIMPLE STEPS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHILD HEALTHY:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent your child from getting the flu is to take him/her to get a flu vaccine.
Talk to your child about practicing good health habits, such as:
Washing hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
Covering mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing-preferably into the inside of the elbow or with a tissue and disposing of the tissue immediately into the trash
Avoiding sharing drinks, water bottles, eating utensils
Avoiding touching their eyes, nose, and mouth
You can prevent spreading illness to others by keeping your sick children home from school until they have been without fever for 24 hours without any fever-reducing medication. It is essential for your sick child to get rest and drink plenty of fluids.