- Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving Break/No School
- Nov. 30: Family Holiday Lunch for 1st and 4th
- Dec. 22 No School for students
- Dec. 25 - Jan 5 Winter Break/No School
- Jan. 8 Teacher Workday/No School for students
- Jan. 9 Students return to School from Winter Break
- Jan. 15 No School/MLK, Jr. Day
- Jan. 23 1st Grade Field Trip to The Thinkery (more info. to follow at a later date)
Today, your kiddos will be coming home with a fun Thanksgiving assignment. They will bring home a "Flat Turkey" and it will spend the holiday break with them. They will fill out a page that tells about everything Flat Turkey did over break and will share with the class when we return on November 27! Students will also have the option to take photos of Flat Turkey's adventures to show the class. I will be posting pictures on Class Dojo throughout the break of what my Flat Turkey is doing. Can’t wait to see your pictures!
November Speaking Projects
I will be recording the November speaking projects and uploading them to Class Dojo so you will only be able to see your child’s project. From here you can review it with your child, show it to family members, etc. But we will be discussing the 4 P’s (prepared, posture, projection, and polite participation) right beforehand again.
1st grade will have a family holiday lunch on November 30. On this date you are invited to eat a holiday lunch with your child.
OUR LEARNING NEXT WEEK...2ND QUARTER, WEEK 4
Math: This week we continue exploring concepts in Geometry. Students will be identifying, classifying and describing 3D shapes. Students are continually reviewing addition and subtraction concepts in a problem solving format.
Science: This will be our final week on Rocks, Soil, and Bodies of Water. This week, students will focus on rocks and how they are useful to us. Students will explore the usefulness of rocks through the creation of bricks and other hands -on activities. The test over this unit will be on Friday.
Reading with Integrated Social Studies: Using a variety of nonfiction text over customs and traditions students are going to continue to explore the features of nonfiction texts. They will be learning about glossary, bolded words, diagrams, and maps.
Writing: Students are going to continue developing their letter writing skills and learn about persuasive letters. Throughout the week students will be writing various persuasive letters, trying to convince certain people they want or need something. Students will also be faced with a big problem and will need to write a letter trying to explain why a very important school tool should not quit on them. (This activity will go along with the book The Day The Crayons Quit.)