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READING—We are reading about the American West in Wit and Wisdom and investigating a lot of non-fiction books.  Students should be able to say the main idea and details that support a topic and identify text features.  We will also practice plural nouns and contractions.  Students will be assessed each week on a never seen before passage with questions that they work on independently.  We must work at school and home to improve reading levels, so please read with your child every night for at least 15 minutes and look for homework in folders!

WRITING—We write everyday!  Students are expected to write a 5 sentence paragraph with 'juicy' details.  IF your child needs handwriting help, please practice at home.

SPELLING—Words each week will have a special feature/pattern, which goes along with our Really Great Reading program.   Students should be studying their list of words, which are written in their planners.  We will have tests on Fridays.

MATH—We are exploring related facts and strategies to solve word problems.  Please help review old skills (odd/even, rounding, place value, 10 more/less, 100 more/less, comparing numbers).  Be practicing doubles facts and numbers that make 10.

SCIENCE—We are learning about animal habitats.  Students have a project to complete by December 15.

SOCIAL STUDIES—Keep reviewing the continents and oceans on a map/globe.  Our next unit will be American symbols.

SCHEDULE

7:25-7:55 Arrive, breakfast in classroom, morning work
7:55-8:10 Heggerty Phonics
8:15-8:40 Really Great Reading Phonics
8:40-10:10 Wit and Wisdom Reading
10:15-10:45 Reading Small Groups (Intervention and Enrichment)
10:45-11:15 Science/Social Studies
11:15-11:50 Recess and Bathroom/Wash hands for lunch
11:50-12:20 Lunch
12:20-1:30 Math
1:35-2:15 Specials(M-Library, T-Art, W-Music, Th-PE, F-Spanish)
2:15-2:25 Pack up and Dismissal


NOTES...

**Spirit Days!  
Dec. 3--wear flannel
Dec. 10--wear Disney
Dec. 13--holiday hats/jewelry
Dec. 14--holiday scarf/colors
Dec. 15--holiday socks
Dec. 16--holiday sweater

**GREAT job on the turkey projects!  I hope the children had fun being creative!

**Dec. 17--NO school, but it is an asynchronous day.  Students will be bringing home their iPad to complete activities to be counted present.  PLEASE take care of the iPads over break.

**January 3--return to school from break


**Sign homework planners each night and encourage respectful behavior.

**Remember masks and water bottles each day.

**WISH LIST: Fun stickers, small paper cups (like Dixie bathroom cups) for those needing water during the day, individually wrapped snacks for those without.