Sunday, December 16, 2018

Weekly Update 12/17-12/21


Hello families,
Here’s what we have on tap for this highly anticipated week

* Subway lunch is on Friday, December 21.

*Our Grinch Day is on Friday, December 21st.  Thank you for helping us get everything we need to make it a great Grinch Day!

*We will watch the Jim Carrey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Friday. This movie is PG. Please let me know if you would like me to make other arrangements for your child while we watch the movie. And, you are welcome to join us and watch the movie!  We will start at 1:30, have “intermission” (recess) from 2:20-2:35, then return to finish up the movie and eat our Grinch snacks!

*There will be no spelling words over the holiday break. When children return, I will assess them on their reading of the unit 2 sight word list.

*Don’t forgetwe have school-wide dress up days this coming week!  Here is a schedule
Holly Jolly Dress-up Days
for
Students and Staff

Monday December 17th
Candy Canes (red and white)
Tuesday December 18th
Holiday Hats
Wednesday December 19th
Elf Hats & Ears
Thursday December 20th
Festive Sweater Day
Friday December 21st
Comfy & Cozy (pajama day)




RETELLING UNIT

Sequening events in Fiction texts
Identifying beginning, middle and end of story
Determining important/unimportant events in a story

Mathematics

*Subtraction story problems through 20


Word Study/Grammar/Writing

long vowel spelling patterns “bossy e”

*Good writers add details and transitions to their writing

*Good writers end their stories in interesting ways

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

 * What is a good and a service? 


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Weekly Update 12/10-12/14


Hello families,

We are half-way to Winter vacation!  We are all very excited about this!  Over the next two weeks, here are a few important events you should know about

*Tuesday, December 11th is an early release day. Children will be dismissed at 1:25. Lunch WILL be served on this day!

*Subway lunch order forms should be coming home this week. We will have Subway lunch on Friday, December 21.

*We will have a Grinch Day on Friday, December 21st!  Below is a link to sign-up for the things we need to make our Grinch Day a success. 


*On our Grinch Day, we will watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas while we eat our Grinchy snacks. You are welcome to join us and watch the movie!  We will start at 1:30, have “intermission” (recess) from 2:20-2:35, then return to finish the movie.

*To add to the chaos and craziness next week, Willow Creek will be having festive dress-up days!  See below for more information on that

Holly Jolly Dress-up Days
for
Students and Staff

Monday December 17th
Candy Canes (red and white)
Tuesday December 18th
Holiday Hats
Wednesday December 19th
Elf Hats & Ears
Thursday December 20th
Festive Sweater Day
Friday December 21st
Comfy & Cozy (pajama day)

Hang on to your Santa hats, it will be a wild ride!!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Weekly Update 12/3-12/7

Hello families,

How does everyone feel about our first snow?  It is beautiful, and I am thoroughly enjoying it right here from the warmth of my house! 😊


For the first time in a VERY long, long timeI have nothing new to share this week!  This week is business as usual, and nothing out of the ordinary.  My one announcement isScholastic orders are due by Wednesday.  That’s it!


Have a fantastic week, everyone! 






RETELLING UNIT

Sequening events in Fiction texts
Identifying beginning, middle and end of story
Determining important/unimportant events in a story

Mathematics

*Using associative property to solve Math problems
*Decomposing an addend to make a ten with the other addend 


Word Study/Grammar/Writing

Long vowel spelling patterns “bossy e” rule

*Good writers revise their work and make it better.

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

 * How do kids around the world get their food and water?