In science today we had to take a test. Everybody had the choice to take it with or without a partner.
News from the Social Studies Department (By Hailey Rose):
This week in social studies we have been learning about North America and Canada. We learned that the United States is a melting pot. Canada is a mosaic. A melting pot; different cultures come together and make one culture. A mosaic is the same but they don’t make one culture, they keep their own cultures.
News from the Math Department (By Dalton):
In math this week we learned about triangles and quadrilaterals. We also have a test on Monday.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By John):
In reading we have been learning about the different genres.
News from the Writer's Workshop Department (By Josh):
We are doing our Home Is… project.
News from the Music Department (By Alex):
We had the concert on Tuesday. I thought they did very well.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Ryan):
We got basketball teams then we started playing a tournament.
News from the Art Department (By Jair):
In art we learned how to make a ginger bread house of clay.
Free Choice Area (By Dylan):
My mom is going to have Christmas party.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
One week of school left for the year…2012. I crack myself up. We have been busy this week. We are wrapping up our big project for the month in Language Arts, had our concerts (AWESOME JOB KIDS!), and stayed awake all week. :0
A big thank you to the parents who came in over the last couple weeks to help get our project on track, you really helped more than you can imagine.
Just a reminder to please check your grades if you have not since 12-1-12. I will be sending a note home to parents that did not check grades yet on Monday.
There are a couple of computer programs designed to teach and build reading and math skills for early elementary kids. One is called “Funnix Math” and the other is “Funnix Reading”. The programs are NOT flashy, but they are very carefully constructed to systematically build those early skills. The programs are designed for an adult to use with the child.
Every now and again, the programs are offered for free. The program developer offers them as kind of a “gift” to parents and teachers. Funnix Math is available as a free download until tomorrow. Then Funnix Reading will be available free starting on Sunday. www.funnix.com
Our last school day before Christmas break is Friday, December 21st. We will be off the entire next week and start up again January 2nd.
That is all for this week. Thanks for reading Our Class Newsletter. Please email me with any questions or concerns you might have.