The excitement is growing in 1B! It has become a “Santa’s Workshop” here, but don’t ask your children too many questions about the surprises they are preparing. We have read two wonderful stories about Mexican traditions, and compared the versions of the gingerbread stories we have read in a Venn diagram. Next week, we’ll read some of Tomie dePaolo’s Italian-themed Christmas stories, as well as the Legend of the Candy Cane.
Speaking of traditions, could you please discuss with your children a special family tradition ? It does not have to be a Christmas one, simply something your family does on a regular basis for birthdays, summer vacations, etc. We will be writing a “small moments” story using those traditions.
In math, we will continue with subtraction next week and incorporate some games to reinforce the concept.
There will be no word study list next week. Instead, the children are bringing home the list of Christmas words below. Please do the same Tic Tac Toe homework, and have them prepare for a test on Friday. The words are:
Christmas Jesus pray Mary Advent gift tree Joseph give ornament
Thank you to the parents who came in to share some Christmas stories with us for our Reading Celebration! Thanks also to the Cooney family, who introduced sugar snap peas and beets to us for our Farmer’s Market. Our new Emperor is Carter Roth.
Enjoy a weekend full of Christmas fun!
Tuesday, December 16 — Activity Day
Thursday, December 18 — Christmas pageant (Students to arrive in our classroom by 6:30. The pageant begins at 7:00. Attire: Sunday best.)
Friday, December 19 — Christmas party (movie and hot chocolate); break begins