Weekly Newsletter for 12/2/16

Dear Room 4 Families,

We had such a busy we back from Thanksgiving break!

In English Language Arts we have been starting our guided reading groups (differentiated instruction and small group work), rotating centers independently, while learning and practicing reading strategies. The strategies will help improve our reading and comprehension. The Heritage doll was due today and some students have already started presenting in front of the class. Please help your child practice what they need to say as they will not have their report to read in front of the class.

For writing, we are doing a short unit on poetry. We are studying descriptive language, figurative speech, and learning about the scene that the poet is painting for us to visualize in our minds and then writing our own.

In math, we are working on geometry. We have learned the difference between plane shapes and solid figures. We also learned what faces, sides, vertices, edges, length, width, and depth mean. Today we learned how to partition shapes into rows and columns.

Next week is Parent-Teacher Conference week. We will be running a minimum day schedule with dismissal at 1pm from Monday-Thursday. The spelling test for week 10 words will be given on Thursday. There is no school on Friday. All appointments have been scheduled at this time. If you need to change your appointment, please take a look at the Google document and send me a message on ClassDojo with your preferred day and time.

Since conferences are quite brief, I ask that you please respect the 20 minute appointment slot as other families are waiting and some have other conferences to attend, so delays may affect other classrooms as well. Please knock when it is time for your appointment if the door is closed so I know that you are there. The link to the Google Doc is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RIK4jlktcp0m09SeUMuui5LYfsedRTgOhcCx3yM1E-g/edit#gid=0

Here is the homework link for Week 10.5: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-10-5/

The PTA Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction is tomorrow. Students will be performing at the Winter Concert. 2nd grade will be performing at 9:30 am. Please be lined up at 9:15 outside of the MPR.

Thank you and have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

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