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Important Info for Week 17

December 15, 2019 by Melinda Santos

First and foremost, I would like to congratulate both the 3rd and 4th grade classes for not only meeting their class testing goals, but exceeding them by quite a lot! Both classes worked incredibly hard and stayed focused throughout testing. Breaking the test up into smaller chunks over multiple days seemed to help tremendously. I am in the process of meeting with each individual student to show them their score and give them a report to bring home.

As promised, both classes will be going on the movie reward field trip this week. Third graders will go to the downtown Fallon Theater tomorrow (Monday) from 12:30-3:30 to watch Home Alone and 4th graders will go on Tuesday from 9:30-1pm. Students need to bring their signed permission slip and $5 on their movie day. This $5 will cover the movie, popcorn, and a drink. I will also be providing some candy. If your student lost the permission slip, please email me with written confirmation that your student has permission to attend the movie. If you do not want your child to attend, please let me know ASAP so I can make other arrangements for them.

Last announcement of importance this week is our class Christmas party. We will be having our party on Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm. We are keeping it pretty simple and just enjoying some snacks while decorating cookies and listening to Christmas story read alouds. If you are able, please sign up to bring food or decorating items and/or volunteer using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044FADA92EA7FC1-christmas

This week, we will be incorporating some holiday-themed activities as we review and practice our skills:

Science: Students will continue exploring chemical reactions by growing crystals. We will shape pipe cleaners into ornaments and let the crystals grow and bring them home to share!

Writing:  Students will finish their gingerbread real estate listings and present them to the class. We will vote to see who has the most desirable (yet reasonable!) gingerbread house. In cursive we will be working on the letter P.

3rd Grade ELA:  Besides reading several holiday stories for enjoyment and discussion, we will learn how other countries and cultures celebrate winter holidays by conducting research and creating a lapbook. During Daily 5, we will review skills with a Countdown to Christmas Break daily activity.

4th Grade ELA:   Besides reading several holiday stories for enjoyment and discussion, we will learn how other countries and cultures celebrate winter holidays by conducting research and creating a lapbook. During Daily 5, we will review skills with a Countdown to Christmas Break daily activity.

REMINDERS:

  • There will be NO homework assigned over Christmas break. Reading is always encouraged for enjoyment, but it will not be mandatory nor will signatures be needed on the reading log.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Have a wonderful week!

Thank you,

Mrs. Santos