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DECEMBER

Please sign your child’s planner/agenda each night.  I will mark behavior and check that students have written down homework.

 Book orders--DUE DECEMBER 7th.  Great for holiday gifts or schoolwork incentives!  Please ORDER ONLINE or send a CHECK payable to SCHOLASTIC.  They should be in before we leave for break.

 Our Winter Party will be on the last day before break.  Please send in a snack of any kind.  I will provide plates and juice.  Thanks!

 Remind your child daily about following directions/rules and listening.  We are working on doing our personal best!

 Our next field trip is to the Jefferson Center to see Annie the Musical!  Please send in form and $10.00 by December 12th.

 READING—Students are learning to manage their time at centers to practice skills.  Please encourage reading at home for at least 10 minutes and we will build our way up to 20 minutes.  Topics include:  Main idea, ask/answer questions from text, prefixes/suffixes, and dictionary skills.

 WRITING—We are practicing CURSIVE!  We will gradually learn all the letters.  Please practice this at home.  Topics:  Proper nouns, Abbreviations, Editing

 SPELLING—We have our tests on Thursday and get new words on Friday (unless I forget!).  At school, we write 3 activities with the words.  At home, students just need to study and sort their words by feature.  Please bring words to school each day!

 MATH—Our topics this month include:  the unequal sign, fractions, patterns, and problem solving.  You may now play ST math at home!  Students know how to access it through www.rcps.info. 

SCIENCE—We will study Effects of the Weather this month

SOCIAL STUDIES—We will study Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson, and Christopher Columbus.