Hi Room 23 Families, Week of December 2, 2013
Welcome to Week 13!
Wow! It's December. The school year is one-third over already. Students have a lot to accomplish before winter break begins. We will be writing letters to Santa, working on paragraph structure using the information provided by families during interviews, reading new books, and creating some festive art projects. It should be a lot of fun between now and the 20th.
This week students will continue our month-long unit on text structure. We will focus on scientific topics as well as pieces of narrative literature. New reading groups will also begin. These new, assigned books will be kept at school to be read with groups. Students will explore theme, character development, and perspective.
Students will be continuing their work with multiplication and division facts. We will explore the relationship between those operations as well as the connection with addition and subtraction. Please get those flashcards out and work on memorizing all multiplication/division facts up to ten.
Alert! I will need help if we are to have a decent holiday party. Since the last day (the 20th) before break is a minimum day (add that to your calendars)I that will need to be taken into account. Also, we still do not really have a solid room parent. If anyone is up for the job, please let me know. Your responsibilities will be minimal, I promise!
Have a great week, Mrs. Serafino