November 27-December 1, 2023
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Please make sure that your child is coming to school with a coat. The weather is getting colder and as long as the feels like is not below forty degrees, we will go outside. In your child’s binder, you will find a permission slip for The Nutcracker on Friday, December 8th. Please sign and return the slip with money by Friday, December 1st.
On Friday, December 15th, our class will have a small Christmas celebration before leaving for the holiday. The celebration will include pizza, drinks, and some seasonal treats. I am asking for each parent to donate $5 to purchase these items. Please send in money by Monday, December 11th, so I can place the pizza order and have time to purchase our party items.
Please take a few minutes to review what is happening in the forest. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a fantastic week 😊
Below is what we are learning this week:
Math: This week, we will begin our unit on division. Students will divide three-digit numbers with and without remainders. Please ensure that your child is completing math homework every night. Homework counts as a grade and should have work shown for each problem to avoid a deduction of 10 points. There will be a lesson and fact quiz on any unmastered facts on Friday.
ELA (Reading/Writing/Word Study): We will finish with our chapter book -Stone Fox. Responses to chapter book questions should be in complete sentences to avoid a loss of 10 points. There will be a chapter book test on Friday. We will finish our standard on making inferences – using details and examples in the text, when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing conclusions. Students will have an inference test on Tuesday (rescheduled from last week). We will then move to our next topic – identifying the protagonist and antagonist in a text based on the character’s actions. Our grammar focus this week will be adjectives.
Science: Students will learn about the characteristics of the Earth’s layers and how the plates move. We will also read and discuss what causes earthquakes and tsunamis.
Important Upcoming Class/School Happenings:
- Thursday, December 7th – Interim Reports Go Home
- Friday, December 8th – Field Trip to Northside Highschool for The Nutcracker Musical
- Tuesday, December 12th – PTO Meeting at 4:30pm
- Monday, December 18th – Tuesday, January 2nd – Christmas Break. Students return on Wednesday, January 3rd.