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Monthly News Letter

News Letter

News and Notes from Mrs. Barrett
Dec. 7th, 2015.

I must admit I had every intention of starting this letter with Happy Thanksgiving! Well, as you can tell I am a little behind so I will instead hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I did and all of the children had great stories to tell me about their fun break! With only 12 days of school to go until our holiday break we have lots of work to do so I thought I would fill you on some of the work we are doing in the classroom.

In our New Benchmark Literacy Series we just finishing Unit 2. We have been very busy learning about Main Idea and Details as well as Analyzing Characters and Visualizing. We recently completed our 2nd personal narrative. The students were able to choose their own topic and write and illustrate It is so fun to read their narratives and I am sure you will enjoy reading them as well. The Daily Five is working well and I believe the kids are enjoying Listening to reading, Reading to Self, Reading to Someone, Working on Writing and Word work.

In the area of Math we continue to work on pulling numbers apart and putting them back together. Students continue working with number strings, addition and subtraction story problems money and time. We have also been busy working with 100 charts and becoming familiar with many different patterns. All this and Geometry too! The kids are learning all about 2D and 3D shapes, faces, angles and symmetry. We have been super lucky to also incorporate our geometry into our art work. I hope you will be able to check out our Claymation Projects at the Grimsrud Art Night this coming Thursday Dec. 10th from 6-7

We are very close to finishing up our investigations on solids and liquids. In January we will then start focusing on Air and Weather. The way our ND weather changes daily, if not hourly, we should have plenty to talk about!

With the holidays right around the corner look for further notices about our celebrations here at Grimsrud. I can tell you that we will NOT be having a gift exchange within our classroom but have many other festivities planned for our Jolly Jubilee on Dec. 22nd ! Look for further details soon

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