What We’re Learning
Reading: It’s Gingerbread Week! This week we’ll be reading several versions of the Gingerbread Man. We will map each story and discuss how they are alike and different. We will also work on retelling the story with stick puppets and on the flannel board.
Writing: We’ll look at different greeting cards and talk about their characteristics (they open like a book and have a message inside). In keeping with the gingerbread theme, we’ll write gingerbread man recipes. We’ll also be doing some shared writing using different graphic organizers.
Math: This week we are starting the chapter on collecting data and graphing. For real-life experience we will survey with the question “Do you like to eat gingerbread men?” and graph the results. We will also create a tally chart of our favorite version of the Gingerbread Man story, then we’ll convert our tally chart into a pictograph. We’ll also be making a gingerbread-themed glyph for our hallway display.
Science: We are continuing to track weather and temperatures every day.
December 9-13: Santa’s Secret Shop in the library, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will visit once as a class, and students may shop during recesses.
Wednesday, December 18: Walking field trip to Calispel Valley Library (weather permitting). Leaving school at 9:40 a.m. and returning before lunch. Please check your child’s folder for a permission slip!
Thursday, December 19: Christmas concert, 6 p.m., high school gym.
Friday, December 20: Holiday party, 2:15 p.m. Information is enclosed in your child’s folder today!
December 23-January 3: Winter break
Library visit: Our class will walk over to the Calispel Valley Library again on Wednesday, Dec. 18 (weather permitting). I would love to have a couple of parent helpers to walk with us if anyone is available! If you can go, please attach a note to your child’s completed permission slip.
Classroom needs: We are going to need snacks when we return from winter break. If you’re able to send a box of crackers, we would appreciate it. We are also in need of a bottle of hand sanitizer. We have enough tissues and other supplies to last a while longer. Thank you for your help! J