Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends. I had a lovely and lazy break with my darlings and am also happy to be back at school with yours 🙂 I wanted to thank you all once again for all your help and beautiful donations to our Friendsgiving feast! We had such an amazing meal and wonderful time together. We appreciate you so much. Here are a few things to know this week as we finish up the end of November lessons and head into December. How did that happen so quickly? Life is sweet I guess when you work with such wonderful children every day!
Important Dates and Information:
DuVall Book Fair is here: Yesterday we went to the DuVall bookfair and previewed all the great books it has to offer! Your child picked out some very special titles they liked and wrote down the prices. Please don’t forget to add tax! I will only send them back during school hours if they have money to spend now. So you can help by making sure they have their book fair money in an envelope or plastic baggie with their name on it and also have your child bring back the slip with the book titles for the ladies to help them locate the books 🙂 If you would prefer to visit the book fair with your child after school we have been told it will be open until 4:15pm (ish!).
*Homework: We have completed all the homework pages for module 1 in math, so this week we have sent two homework games for your child to add to their binders! Yay! Now your child has 12 games to play with every night! Make sure they are in sheet protectors before writing on them to ensure that your child can play them over and over again this year!
*Popcorn: This week there will be popcorn sales so bring those quarters at 8:35 am!
*Library check out: No check out this week because the library is filled with the wonderful books for the book fair! Your child may enjoy their library books for one more week!
*Reading Packs: Make sure your child is spending about 10-15 minutes a night on the books, letters/words you find in there. This will help your child SO much reviewing their personal bags each night! Those students who had books sent home last week, make sure they are in there next week because they will be switched for one to two more this week!
LA Book: Sneezy the Snowman
Writing Topic: A Snowman Should Not…
Letter(s) of the week next week: W,J, Y,X
Words of the Week: here, you
Review words: I, can, see, the, to, like, look, at, come, and,a,we, go, in, he, my, is, has, for, are
*Science: Unit on Climate and Weather cont. (working on a weather tracking sheet this week!)
*Social Studies: Continue New Unit on Needs and Wants. This week our focus is on how needs and wants can be satisfied by purchasing “Goods and Services”! You can help by sending in more pictures of goods and services for us to sort, discuss and learn about this week! In addition, when you go to the store from now on with your child you can discuss and review if you are purchasing a good (something that I can touch, possibly hold in my hand and take home with me) or a service (something that someone does for me that helps me). Thank you in advance for all your continued support. Here are a few examples that we sorted yesterday:
Goods: vegetables, dolls, chicken breast, a doll house Services: mechanic, teacher, hair stylist, chef, dog walker