Quote of the week:
Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean.
Math: We are working on solving one and two step word problems, and also subtraction with regrouping. We also learned some new math games and played with our math partner!
Language Arts: Our main reading strategy that we focused on this week was identifying the different types of text features in non fiction books. We talked about why the author includes these text features and how the help us comprehend these types of books. We also learned what a collective noun is and identified some in our books. We discussed what synonyms were and how we can use synonyms to help us comprehend the meaning of difficult words in non fiction books. We completed a synonym sort and found synonyms in the books that we were reading. We responded to a prompt in our notebooks about the different text features that we found in the books that we were independently reading.
Writing: We are almost finished with the memoir project. We are working on revising and editing our stories.
Social Studies: We studied greek architecture and made model magic ionic columns. We finished our unit on Ancient Greece by having a greek feast. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the lentil soup and tea. We also presented our posters as our culminating project.
Science: Today we received a top secret package from Antartica. We opened it and found a penguin! We will be starting a penguin unit next week. We watched a video explaining the different types of penguins and where they live. We also discussed what we already know about penguins and what we wonder about penguins. Next week we will be researching and writing in groups about the different penguins.
Art: We are still working on our special projects!
Gingerbread Day- Please use the SignUp Genius if you would like to donate materials for our gingerbread house making day next Friday, December 14th. We will also be making homemade hot chocolate in the crockpot. The items needed for that are also on the SignUp Genius.
Secret Santa: Your child came home with directions to our secret santa project today. Please let me know if you have any questions. Monday we are picking names, and homemade gifts must be brought in on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Character Trait Awards: Each week we will be learning about a different character trait and how it can help you succeed as a successful and responsible student in the classroom. This week’s trait was attentiveness.
Congratulations to Reya and Kyle for showing attentiveness all week!
Compliment Throne Pictures:
- December reading response questions- due: December 14th
- Sock Drive- December 10th. Please bring in bags of socks next week to help those in need!
- Winter performance- Thursday, December 13th. Here is a message from Ms. KingIt’s finally here! Next Thursday OTA will have its first ever K – 2 Winter Concert. Join us for a night of festive winter cheers, snacks, and singing:)
What you need to know…
Date: Thursday, December 13th
Concert Start: 6:30 pm
Performer Call Time: 6:00 pm (in cafeteria)
Location: OTA Cafeteria
PERFORMER DRESS CODE: Please dress in BLUE, WHITE, BLACK, or SILVER!
Seating: First come first serve
We would love to have some volunteers to help direct students and parents night of. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER CONTACT MS. KING AT:
- Gingerbread house and hot chocolate day- Friday, December 14th.
- Minimum Day- December 19th. Winter Break: December 20th- January 4th. We return on January 7th.
- December Scholastic due- December 30th
- Upcoming field trip- February 5th at the Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology. More information when we return in the new year.
Have a great weekend! Let me know if you have any questions.