It is hard to believe we made it to December! We settled right back into our routines after our Thanksgiving break. We are already very excited about the upcoming holidays and winter break. It’s hard to believe it is only 2 ½ weeks away!
Just a reminder that I will be placing an order for Scholastic Book Club on Monday. If you are interested in new books before the break, please go to https://clubs.scholastic.com/ and enter our class code J8JV4. Thanks to those that have already placed an order!
All students will have a bag of books that we have been working on in our small groups. Students are keeping the books in their desk, but can also take them home. If they bring them home, just make sure it makes its way back into the backpack.
From Ed Krauss (music teacher):
Celebrate the holidays and upcoming winter break by attending the KES Winter Music Fest, Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym! Enjoy an evening of song and merriment as our talented musicians, singers and dancers in grades 3-5 perform songs from the great American holiday songs collection, which you can be certain will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. That’s Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym and dress for the party!
Highlights from the week:
~In language arts, our focus was on the letters Bb and Mm, sight words, and writing prompts! We made reindeer by listening to step by step directions and then wrote about where our reindeer would like to go. The reindeer are hanging up and turned out super cute. One of my favorite things to see are these budding writers put pen to paper. They get so excited to see their ideas on paper.
~In math, we finished up our unit on graphs. We had a lot of fun this week making our own graphs, collecting data, putting our graph together, and then analyzing the data. Today we did a few graphs using tally marks. It was great practice for counting by 5’s! Next week we will start our unit on number sense.
In science, we learned about magnets and the terms repel and attract. We started off the week with an awesome lesson from the Young Scientists! We also discussed that magnets have a north and south pole. We learned that when you put the opposite sides together they attract and that the same sides repel. We thought it was really neat to feel the same sides of the magnets pushing apart. We used our magnets to find things in the room that our magnet was attracted too. Some favorites were the trash can, chair legs, and scissors.
Have a great weekend!