The Holidays are upon us! Yeah! I love this time of year! This week we are researching reindeer for an informational writing piece. They are fascinating animals and the kids love learning about them. We will also do some fun, narrative writing about “My Pet Reindeer” as well!
My classroom Elf on the Shelf will probably arrive on Friday of this week. Who knew that elves had special mission jobs other than the North Pole and homes? She has to take care of her primary work at the North Pole before Santa lets her come to Ford to be a “School Elf”. That’s why she doesn’t get here on December 1st. Her name is C.C. and she has special things that she likes to have the kids do for each other at school as well as at home. She brings them a note each day and shows up in weird places in our room. C.C doesn’t get too mischievous because she’s trying to set a good behavior example for them. School Elves seem to be less trouble than the ones at home-thank goodness! She does make daily Santa Reports along with me, so the kids really try to work hard. I can’t wait for them to meet her!
One thing to make note of for this week. This week will be the last week of a written Homework Packet before the holidays. We also will not have spelling words next week. We will resume both in January. For now, I am planning on having Mad Minute Math through next week, but probably not on the 20th. By then, “Santa-on-the-brain-itis” will have majorly sunk in and I know as a mom myself what that last week is like!
Don't Forget about Scholastic Book Order:
Just a reminder that our holiday Scholastic Order is currently in the works! Before the Thanksgiving break, I sent home information about Scholastic Book Ordering. This was a paper booklet with the order information on a green half page paper. If you are interested in ordering any books, be sure to order online using our class code at scholastic.com/newparent! Books ship FREE and every order earns books for our class!
I have always given my own kids books for Christmas and I started this when they were little. These are some great books and really good prices.
*I have a few paper copies of this. Let me know if you need one.
Mrs. McMath’s Class Code: V67RM
Please note: We will only do online orders.
Deadline to order is 12/7/18
Have an "Elf"-tastic Week!
1. *Read 15 minutes nightly and record on Reading Log.
2. *Get Bragging Behavior Sheet signed daily.
3. Study for Mad Minute Math Quiz on Thursday. (Do not return practice sheet, it is just for your practice at home.)
4. Study for Spelling Test on Friday.
Important Dates to Remember:
· Friday, December 7th: Book Orders for Scholastic Due and The Ford Giving Tree Ends
· Friday, December 14th: Gift Exchange Puzzle Due
· Monday, December 17th: Candy Cane Day (Kids wear red and white)
· Tuesday, December 18th: Holiday Party 10-11am (Parents are welcome to come)
*PJ Day- Kids wear comfy PJs (tennis shoes please)
· Wednesday, December 19th: Green Grinch Day (Kids wear something Grinchy or green)
Talent Show at 1pm
· Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st: Early Release Schedule
Dismissal will begin at 12:30pm
lunch will be 10:24-10:54am and specials will be 11:15-11:50am
· December 24th-January 4th: Holiday Break
· Monday, January 7th: 1st Day back from Holiday Break
· Math: Place Value (Numbers 0-99)-identifying tens and ones
· Phonics: review of /j/ sound spelled gi and ge, -er and –est words to compare and
· Writing: journal, informational writing/research on Reindeer and seasonal “My Pet
· Language Arts: capitalization, punctuation, compound words, and adjectives
· Daily 5: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, Work on Writing, and Listen to
· Spelling: that, it, no, red, green, we, six, away, out, of
*Bonus words: Christmas, Santa, elves, reindeer
· Science: Weather Journal and Sound