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Mrs. Renfroe 12/16/19

December 16, 2019 by Janet Renfroe

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. 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.

Our class Christmas party will be on Thursday, December 19th. Please take a look at our sign up link! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C44A9AA2BA5FC1-christmas1

Our class catch me jar winner is shown below. This student was recognized for going above and beyond in the classroom. Well done!!

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 reading 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.
  •  The 8th grade classes will be hosting their annual lemonade/hot chocolate stand the week of December 16-19th. Students from all grade levels may purchase drinks during lunch and recess. If your student would like to purchase a lemonade or hot chocolate, please have them bring in their loose change. 
  • If your child has a game or extracurricular activity, I would love to come and show them my support. Please let me know when and where so I can try to make it!

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

Thank you,

Mrs. Renfroe