Friday, December 9, 2016

Week of December 12-16, 20

Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics- review from past weeks
Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions about 

details in texts (compare/contrast)We will be reading The Polar Express and other 

themed stories. We will review comparing and contrasting, main ideas, story elements, as well 

as beginning, middle and end. I will be working to assess kids one-on-one in reading during 

the 3 weeks before the holiday break. More leveled readers will be sent home after the break. 

Please keep reading Raz Kids, Headsprouts, and other books at home!

L.Arts: We will still look at ways to "fix up" sentences. We will continue to point out 

nouns(person, place or thing) and verbs( action/doing). Lastly, we will continue to identify

conjunctions and how they can help our sentences have better flow. 

Writing Workshop: Finishing up teaching booklets. (Publishing- Covers and binding) Students 

will turn in a writing sample to showcase this unit. 

Math: Winter themed math word problems – focusing on addition and subtraction strategies.

PBL: Putting together Chemo Care Packages and writing notes of encouragement to cancer 

patients going through chemotherapy 


Our Christmas party will be on Friday, December 16th from 1:30-2:30. We will be joining Mrs. Brantley's and Mrs. Pierce's classes through rotations. If you volunteered to donate anything, please send in items by the 15th.

Yearbook Orders
If you would like to take advantage of our special yearbook pricing, please send in your order and $24 by January 15th. In the spring, prices go up to $27.

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Your child was sent home with a Six Flags Read to Succeed Student Reading Log. Keep track of your child’s reading with this log to qualify for a free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia. Students must read and log 6 hours. Reading logs are due to Mrs. Ashley by February 10th, but may be turned in sooner if at least 6 hours are completed. I will distribute tickets in the spring when they arrive at school. Happy Reading!

Upcoming Events
Polar Express Day – Your child may bring their favorite stuffed animal and blanket or towel to lay with while we watch the Polar Express. Everything must fit in your child’s book bag. – December 15th

End of 2nd Nine Weeks – December 16th

Class Parties (if you are volunteer trained, we would love to have you!) – December 16th at 1:30pm

Christmas Break – December 19th-January 3rd

Students Back to School – January 4th

Report Cards go Home – January 6th

Have a great weekend!

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