With less than a week of school until Christmas Break, I have been reminding all students to make sure that all of their late and absent work has been turned in. I will need to finalize all grades by Dec. 15, so all work will need to be turned in by next Monday (12/11) at the latest.
Character Day was a great success. Each student’s presentation was well done. I can tell they all took time at home to work on it. Thank you for supporting them and encouraging them!! Our next book report is going to be from a fantasy book. More information will be coming home AFTER Christmas Break, but the book must be more than 125 pages and it should be a higher quality text. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me!
The Take Action Inc. food drive is in its last week! It is a great service project to help underprivileged students in our area. To learn more and to see a list of acceptable food, click this link. As an incentive, I will be awarding extra recess minutes if food from the list is brought in.
On Tuesday morning, I will be conducting a preliminary classroom evaluation portion of the National Geographic Geography Bee which is open to grades 4-8 nationwide. (There is no grade associated with this!) If your student would like to visit the website to prepare or study, there are sample questions located at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/ . Again, this is an optional activity, but all students will be asked the preliminary Bee questions.
Don’t forget to continue studying the prepositions, because the students have an overall test over each of the 5 sets of propositions on December 14. Here is the list to study from.
NOTE: This week there will be:
No spelling new words
No reading log for the next three weeks.
This week’s bible verse: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (quiz on 12/14)
What we are studying this week:
Bible: Christmas (Lesson test on 12/14)
Grammar: Prepositions final test on Thursday
Math: Ch. 4 - Division
Reading: Begin novel groups (until beginning of February)
Science: Begin Unit F - Body Systems: circulatory system
Social Studies: Begin Lewis & Clark unit
Writing: 6+1 writing traits: Organization
What's coming up:
- Dec. 14 - Christmas Class Party (2-3pm)
- Dec. 15 - No School - Grading Day
- Dec. 16 to Jan. 1 - No School - Christmas Break
- Jan. 2 - School resumes - Start of 2nd Trimester
- Jan 5 - Report Cards for 1st Trimester emailed home
- Jan. 15 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Jan. 24 - We lead Chapel from 9:00-9:25am (Plan to join us!)