One week left before Winter Break. I know we can do it! Thank you for hanging in there with me.
- Wednesday, December 15th – Holiday Boutique – Our time slot is from 1:00 – 1:30.
- Thursday, December 16th – Winter Celebration Pajama Party and Fuzzy Sock Exchange
- Friday, December 17th – Last day of school before Winter Break
- Monday, January 3rd – Return to school
Fuzzy Sock Exchange
Please be sure to send in a pair of NEW fuzzy socks for the exchange during our pajama party. If you don’t have wrapping paper, that’s ok. I do.
Winter Celebration Pajama Party
Your child is welcome to wear their pajamas to school. Remember, we will still have lunch recess and afternoon recess, so warm school appropriate pajamas are best. Thank you for donating money for our party. We will be having a pancake breakfast, making a craft, exchanging our fuzzy sock presents, and enjoying a movie.
PTA Sponsored Holiday Boutique
We will be shopping at the Holiday Boutique on Wednesday at 1:00. Everything costs $2 including tax.
I have been reading many variations of the Gingerbread Man to the kids. We have enjoyed them all. I have also been reading Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Eid, and Christmas books. The kids are loving learning about many different ways to celebrate.
We do not have a new spelling list for this week. We will resume when we return from winter break. You probably noticed that I am no longer tracing the words to model printing. We have moved beyond this point in my guidance. I have small conferences with students as needed to help them.
We finish our Unit 3 Booklet on Friday. I will send it home as soon as I check their last response to literature piece. I will not be sending book bags home for the break. Your child has access to Raz-Kids via my blog. This is a good time to snuggle up and share reading too.
I have started our second round of reading assessments with the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). I use the results of these to adjust reading groups when we return.
They wrote about how to be a good citizen in school in a flow chart. I conduct a writing conference with each student. Sometimes their write their final draft in their journal. Other times, we write on nice paper to be displayed in the hallway. This particular piece will be displayed in the hallway.
We are almost finished with Topic A in Module 2. We are making a ten when adding 3 numbers or numbers that have a sum more than 10. We will take Topic A2 quiz this week. Then we will have a bit of fun with math for the rest of the week.
This week, we will take our Unit Assessment – How We Get Along with Others. When we return from Winter Break, we will step back into Science for a bit.
Thank you for your constant support. If I do not see you before Friday, please have a lovely break. Enjoy your time with your precious first grader.