We have a winner!: Mariana won the coloring contest last month at the hospital. She really did have a lovely turkey.
Gingerbread houses: Mrs. Brewer invited us to join her class on Thursday to make gingerbread houses. A supply list was sent home today from her (it is probably crinkled in your child's backpack). Please make sure to look for it.
Music: Mrs. Blair sent home the songs that the kids need to practice for the show.
Food Drive: We are collecting nonperishable items and toiletries for the food bank. It is a competition to see if the high school or the elementary school can gather up more goodies. Thank you to those of you who have already raided your cabinets.
"Sickies": If you want me to send home your child's homework with somebody when your child is sick, please feel free to call and leave a message with Ms. Maureen or Ms. Connie. I don't always see the e-mails until after the fact.
Math: Story problems!
Chapter Book: Yep, I returned to the world of Junie B. We are almost done reading Junie B. Jones and the Yucky, Blucky Fruitcake.
Spelling: We are working with words that have the /s/ sound but are spelled with a /c/ and words that have the /j/ sound but are spelled with /g/ or /dge/. Test Friday.
Reading: The kids are anxious to read our story, Big Bushy Mustache. It is a realistic fiction story (a story that could really happen).
comprehension: review fiction and nonfiction
high freq. words: above, shoes, tough, wash, wear, woman, young
vocab: wilting, flitted, gobble, improvise, route, semblance (holy cow), trance, and wilting
homework: due Friday
MAP Testing: We will be testing this week and next week.
Volunteers: If anyone has a non-religious story that they would like to read for Christmastime please let me know. I would love to have some guest readers. Please send me a note and write down a few times/dates so that I can try to accommodate your schedule.
Last but not least, I will be out on Tuesday and Wednesday. I agreed to serve on a committee to discuss the pro/cons of fixing up this building or building a new school. I was asked to invite 2 or 3 friends to the meeting on Wednesday night. So you are all invited to attend at 6:30 (I believe at the high school).