Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 18, 2016 News

Tomorrow, the children get to wear their pajamas as one of the incentives from the “Breck Scares Hunger” event.  Children may wear slippers, but keep in mind that we will still have our regular schedule so they will need tennis shoes for PE and recess.  We are also participating in the “Hour of Code” tomorrow morning.  Third graders will be working with the “Flappy Bird” application.  Pictures can be found on the "Photos" page of the blog.

Don’t forget that our first Word Masters “challenge meet” is Monday, December 5th.  We continue to practice with analogies at school.  You can help your child by continuing to study the 25 vocabulary words and their meanings. 

We are still in the midst of publishing in Writer’s Workshop.  Hopefully, the finished products will be done next week.  After that, we will dive in paragraph writing!

There will be no word study until after the Thanksgiving holiday.

We have spent this week adding with and without regrouping in math.  Your children have been so excited to finally add the numbers vertically!  They are very proficient at adding these numbers into the thousands.  Today, a few worked with sums in the ten thousands and they were amazed at themselves!  Be sure to ask your child how we used the place value chart to help solidify our place value skills.  We will wrap up this unit before we leave for the Thanksgiving holiday.  When school resumes, we will be focusing on subtraction with numbers in the thousands. 

We met with our preschool buddies this week and created “thankful turkeys.”  They will be on display inside our classroom so be sure to check them out if you are here at school.

Next week, we will celebrate our grandparents and special guests.  Wednesday’s activities are sure to be fun for students and their grandparents or special guests.  I look forward to meeting your family members and friends!  Since next week is a short one, there will be no newsletter.  I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving and safe travels. 

Lastly, the temperatures outside this weekend are forecasted to drastically drop.  We had a good run, didn’t we?  We will talk about appropriate clothing for outdoor recess, such as a warmer coat (not just a sweatshirt or sweater), hat, scarf, and gloves/mittens (when appropriate).  As the snow begins to fall (it may be here before we know it!), snow pants and boots are necessary.  I encourage the children (and/or families) to check the weather before they come to school.  Thanks for your support!


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