Does anybody else feel like they are already so behind on their Christmas preparations?! My To-Do List at home is scaring me!
School is also a very busy place. Let me update you.
Midterms: Today midterm grades are done. These will be headed your way soon.
Gingerbread Houses: We are making gingerbread houses again with the first graders. We will make them on Friday (the 11th). I sent home a note with everything listed that needs to be sent in by Wednesday (Graham Crackers, little candies, shoebox with a cardboard insert covered in foil)..
Christmas Raffle: This year we are holding a toy raffle. I sent home a letter about this, too. There are many cool items that are being raffled off this year. The tickets cost 50 cents a chance. You can buy as many tickets as you want to. The kids buy chances for each individual item that they are hoping to win. Tickets will be on sale Dec. 14-18.
MAP Testing: I was really pleased with how had the kids worked on the reading section. We will complete the math section on Wed. and Thurs.
Reading: Our story this week is always a hit, Big Bushy Mustache.
Spelling /phonics - /s/ sound spelled with a c
/j/ sound spelled with j or dge
slice dodge city huge nice space gem price cage fudge
* central fireplace gentle gymnast celebrate Comprehension - review fiction and nonfiction materials
High Freq. Words - above, shoes, tough, wash, wear, woman & young
Vocab: wilting, flitted, swirling, trance, route, semblance, distraught & improvise
Grammar: plural possessive nouns
Reading and Spelling Homework - Due Friday!
Math: We have started Chapter 5 - Addition to 200.
We will talk about ones, tens and hundreds and ways to represent these numbers. We will learn to add 2-digit numbers and 1-digit
numbers (48+7). Homework due Friday!
Social Studies: We will continue to talk about city leaders.
Art: Christmas projects!