Things to Know
* Most math groups are nearing the end of the unit on multiplication and division. Our next focus will be volume.
* As you know, we are in the middle of our Read-a-Thon for a Cause. Instead of buying holiday gifts for our class party, we have decided to donate money to purchase gifts for charitable organizations in the community. We will take our collected money and go shopping at North Wal-mart and purchase gifts for children of need and for a food bank. This is a wonderful learning experience, and students from the past have found it to be a joyous occasion. Please send cash only!
* We have been embarking on some exciting adventures in social studies. Recently, we became archaeologists diving into a sunken ship in order to investigate artifacts. We are now looking at specific explorers. Soon, students will work in teams to establish their own colonies.
* In science, we are nearing the end of our unit on health. Our next unit will focus on living systems and what is required for an organism to survive and thrive.
* Please note our shopping field trip this month. We are in need of parent volunteers. Be on the lookout for a volunteer sheet.
* We recently completed our first book project. I am very impressed by the diligence of my students to produce a fabulous finished project while showcasing their reading skills.
* Some students are running low on school supplies. Please check with your child if they are in need of anything in particular.
* Congratulations to Elyse, Marcus, Gavin, Libby, Kevin, Victoria, Quinn, Hailey, Sophie, Molly, Paige, Zackary, and Izac on perfect attendance for the month of November!
Tips for Parents
* Please practice the basic facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. A few minutes a day will greatly benefit your child.
* After the holiday, ask your child to document the events of the season in a writer's notebook.
* BONUS: Where did Mrs. Bullock graduate from college?
* When watching a movie together, ask your child to summarize the plot and identify the theme.
* More information will follow on our Holiday plans regarding class activities and parties.
* Encourage your child to read over the holiday break. Cold weather, a mug of hot chocolate, and a good book make for a cozy afternoon.
* If you have any questions regarding your child's progress report, please do not hesitate to stop by the school, email, or call me.
* Best of luck to Kevin, who will represent our class at the school Geography Bee!
* I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my students and their families a joyous holiday season and the best for the New Year!