Reading – Students are using comprehension strategies to help us understand what we are reading. One strategy is retelling. To retell, a reader can tell what is happening on one page or they can retell the important events (Beginning, Middle, End) in a story. Use the following key questions to help: Who are the characters, What is the setting(s)?, What is the problem?, What is the solution?
Grammar – We are learning about the past, present and future tenses.
Writing – Students will reviewing Informative and Explanatory writing types. An informative paragraph includes a topic sentence, transitions, facts with details and a conclusion about a subject. An explanatory paragraph includes how-to instructions on a topic using transitions, at least four detailed steps and a conclusion.
Math – We are learning about two dimensional shapes. They will learn about halves, quarters and fourths of shapes. Please review the attributes of shapes by asking your child how many sides or vertices a shape has.
Social Studies/Science – Students will continue to learn about Holidays around the world. Ask your child to tell you about a tradition that they learned.
Reminders – Please turn in the permission slip for the end of the quarter holiday party. Also, please contact your child’s teacher to let them know what you plan to donate for Holiday Craft Day on Wednesday, December 18th or for the Gingerbread STEM project and the Holiday Movie/Popcorn party on Friday, December 20th.
Requesting any of the following donations for the Holiday Craft Day:
-Brown paper bags (125)
-Colorful tissue paper
-White cardstock (125)
-Washable Liquid Glue
-Craft Wood Sticks
Requesting any of the following donations for the Gingerbread STEM project:
-Pre-popped popcorn (25)
-25 juice boxes
-3 boxes of graham crackers
-Holiday plates (appetizer size)
-1 package of small gingerbread house decorations (i.e. Skittles, red licorice, mini marshmallows, candy canes, plain M&Ms, mini pretzels, gum drops, chocolate chips, red hots)
Dates to remember:
M, 12/9-F, 12/13 * PTA Book Fair
Tu, 12/10 * Panda Express Restaurant Night
Th, 12/12 * PTA Holiday Shop Set Up from 8AM-4PM
M, 12/16-W, 12/18 * PTA Holiday Shop at MPR
F, 12/20 * Holiday Movie and Popcorn Party (Spirit Day – Disney Day)