Weekly Letter December 2nd

Dear Parents & Guardians,

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and long weekend. Things are busy in class 1-2 and we are so excited that it is finally December! Where did the time go?! Below are the topics being covered this week.

Reading & Writing: This week students will be engaging in various writing activities. We will be using our imagination and writing about reindeer. Students will be writing opinion pieces about whether they think a reindeer would be a good pet. Students will be able to state their opinion and provide reasons to support their opinion. We will also be focusing on how we can light up the world with kindness. You will see some of our writing at conferences!

Phonics & Vocabulary: This week our spelling and sight words will focus on the long vowel E sound! Please continue to practice your words each night! We will have a spelling test on Friday.

Math: This week, the students will continue with chapter 4. We are learning how to use our knowledge of addition and subtraction facts to complete a fact family. Today students used a “part + part = whole” model to help them solve various facts. Later in the week students will use strategies learned thus far to help them solve word problems.

Religion: The class discussions this week will focus on Advent. We will be coloring our own Advent wreath and learning about we can prepare ourselves for this special season. We continue to prepare for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas! The students will engage in many activities to ensure understanding of this special time of year.

Announcements & Reminders:

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Thursday, December 5th. There is a noon dismissal on this day! Please make every effort to be on time for conferences 
  • Half Day on Friday!
  • Christmas Show – The Christmas Show is Thursday, December 19th at 7 PM at St. Francis Prep High School. Tickets are on sale now. Please keep in mind tickets will NOT be sold at the door. You should be receiving a notice in the green folder about how to purchase tickets.