Important Dates for December
*December 2nd - Holiday Kids Shop 5:00 - 7:00
*December 2nd trimester ends
*December 9th report cards go home
*December 16th K-4 Winter Concert
*Book Day -
Dec 19th and snow date Dec 20th
*December 21st K-4 Winter Concert @1:00
*December 23rd Noon Dismissal
We are still very busy reading and working on reading skills daily. We are working on building fluency and gaining comprehension as we read. It is very important for children to read each evening. As your child reads to or with you have them retell what they have read, or answer questions you may prompt them with during/after reading. We are working lots with story elements (characters, setting, problem and solution). You can also practice grammar using simple sentences. We have been talking about nouns (person place or thing) and verbs (the action word a thing you can do). We also are finding the naming part of a sentence( the who or what).
We are busily writing and working in our nonfiction unit. We are writers who teach with our words and pictures. We are really working on handwriting and the correct formation of letters. Using the lines and spaces correctly to form neat and appropriate letters.
Adding and subtracting and story problems….Oh My! Students are working on strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems. We are working on writing number equations. We will also start estimating this week and counting larger amounts of numbers. Please practice counting at home. Use the start with get to strategy. EX…..Start with 64 and count to 88. Start with 88 and count backwards to 73. Counting practice can be quick and simple…..do it while in the car, walking into a store, or during bath time.
Holiday Celebrations Around the World
Each and every student has different holiday traditions and ways to celebrate the season. We are planning a journey to see how children from Russia, England, Germany, Mexico, Australia, and Holland celebrate.
It is getting colder outside and winter weather is approaching. Please send your child to school with the appropriate winter attire. Also please talk to them about “keeping track” of their hats, mittens, etc. We do our best to help with this process.