Monday, December 3, 2018

Good Afternoon!

I hope everyone had a restful weekend!  The students came to school very excited that December has started!

Here's what we did today...

In reading.... we read a new story called "Birdhouse for Rent."  The interesting thing about this selection is that it is written from the perspective of the birdhouse and thus the birdhouse is the narrator.  The vocabulary words for the selection are tricky and while we reviewed them and write their definitions today - you may want to review them at home as well.  They are: rent, vacant, deserted, examined and tenants.  We are also continuing to focus on nonfiction text features.  This week in reading/science we will learn about reindeer.

In spelling....we took a pretest and reviewed our new words.

In grammar.....we learned about using verbs in the future tense.

In handwriting....we worked on cursive letters e and l

In math.....we worked on double digit addition using three addends.  This can be difficult for the students and requires that they go slow and they take their time

In religion....we talked about Advent as a season of preparing and waiting.  We worked on Advent calendars

In science....we started to talk about reindeer

In Social Studies....we read a Scholastic Magazine about the history of gingerbread.

Homework

Spelling- three times each, test Friday

Math- p47

Reading- read for ten minutes...try to read a nonfiction book

Reminders

Thursday is the Christmas Concert - 7pm.  Students should arrive at 6:45 and report to the classroom

Friday is a half day - noon dismissal

Breakfast with Santa is Saturday

Next week- pizza lunch Wednesday and Santa's workshop is Monday