Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 2, 2016 News

I hope you had a restful and memorable Thanksgiving holiday!  The children enjoyed Grandparents and Special Friends Day with their guests last week.  They seemed proud to share Breck with these special guests.

I know it hasn’t felt like winter lately, but please help your child to dress appropriately for outdoor recess (winter boots, snow pants, mittens/gloves, hat). 

News flash: the children will begin skating in P.E. tomorrow!  Please help your child to bring a skating bag with: skates, skate guards, and helmet.  They will also need snow pants, coats, and mittens/gloves. 

This week, we wrapped up our personal narrative study in Writer’s Workshop.  Your child brought home his/her published book on Wednesday.  They are to share it with you and there is a comments section.  The children are now enjoying some time for creative/choice writing.  After winter break, we will study paragraphs.  We will use colors to help us distinguish the different parts of a paragraph.  Our knowledge of paragraphs will allow us to practice informational writing. 

We will have one more Word Study word sort before Winter Break.  The children will receive their new word sort tomorrow and the three choices and test are due next Friday, December 9th.

We completed our addition chapter in Math this week and now we are solving subtraction problems (with and without regrouping).  We will continue this work next week. 

Our first Word Masters “meet” is on Monday.  We have spent a lot of time practicing our vocabulary words and analogies.  Your child will be able to bring home the test next week.  If (s)he chooses, your child can bring it back to put in his/her portfolio. 

On Thursday, December 16th, we will celebrate the holiday season with the annual Holiday Program.  The program for the whole Lower School community (Pre-4) will begin at 6:30pm.  Children should dress in semi-dressy attire and arrive to the classroom no earlier than 6:15pm.   

Upcoming partyon Friday, December 17th, we will have our Holiday Party from 9:00-10:00am.  Like Halloween, all third grade classrooms will be open for business and the children can visit each room.  This is a non-uniform day for everyone. 

Winter Break will begin at the end of the day on December 17th and school resumes on Tuesday, January 3rd.

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