Saturday, December 7, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up

Christmas is right around the corner, and we are gearing up with more Christmas fun each day!

This week, we learned about the difference between wants and needs. We made a graphic organizer for wants and another one for needs. We showed examples by writing a word and illustrating.
We sorted different items on  wants and needs stockings.
We read The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems and created examples of needs and wants for a pigeon.



We ended the week by writing letters to Santa about what we want for Christmas. The Daily Chief Union is going to help deliver those letters - and give you all a chance to read them!

As I told you at conferences, we started working on addition this week in math. I have been impressed so far! We are using objects to help us add, so encouraging your kids to practice using by using their fingers is a great strategy!


We took a quiz on Friday to practice writing addition sentences for objects. Scores for that quiz are posted on your Parent Portal. We will keep working this week with adding up to 10, and Friday we will take a test.

Next week, we will start our Christmas Around the World Unit. Monday, we will share some of our own Christmas traditions before we start learning about Christmas in Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Sweden. If you have not sent a Christmas photo of your child in yet, please put one in their folder for Monday. You can also email it to me and I can print it.

Our sight words are the same next week - your, as, see, and look. We will be focusing on the letter F.

Upcoming Dates
  • Tuesday, December 10 - Book orders due
  • Wednesday, December 11 - Early Release, 1:30
  • December 23-January 2 - Winter Break, No School
  • Friday, January 3 - Classes Resume
As temperatures get colder, please remember that we go outside when the windchill is above 20. We are outside about 45 minutes a day for recess, so your child needs a warm coat, hats, and gloves. If there is snow on the ground, they may bring snow boots to change into for recess. Without snow boots, they have to stay on the blacktop. Thanks!

:) Miss McPheron

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