*NSE students will travel to the High School on Wednesday, December 19th to enjoy some holiday songs performed by the high school band and chorus. Fa la la la la la la la la!
*There will be an early dismissal on Friday, December 21st. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 pm. **Please note there will be NO BREAKFAST served and NO special classes on 12/21 due to the early dismissal and the monthly PBIS reward.
School will be closed from December 22nd through January 1st. We will return to school on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. **Take some time over the long holiday to review and practice sight words. It is also a great time to read together with your child and maybe even take the opportunity to let him/her “show off” his/her reading skills to visiting relatives!! (Also don’t forget to return AR “Book Buddy” recording sheets by Jan. 2nd! The goal for December is 15 books!)
For Reading after the holidays, we will move on to the story, George Washington Visits. It is a historical fiction story, and we will be discussing how life today is different from life 100s of years ago. For phonics, we will be working with the letters Dd and Kk and their sounds /d/ and /k/. Watch for your family times newsletter for more details. To reinforce the letter sounds the boys and girls will be presenting dinosaur reports and the boys will get to be “Kings for a Day” one day. (Details will be enclosed in folders before the holiday break). We will work with the K and C Spelling Rule. The rule is that we spell the /k/ sound with the letter K when the sound is followed by the letters e, i, and y. We spell the /k/ sound with the letter C when the sound is followed by the letters a, o, u, and any consonant. For example: K before e, i, or y (keg, kid, milky) C before a, o, u, or any consonant (cat, cot, cup, clip)
In Math, we will finish working with Unit 2- Numbers 11-20. Take some time to review counting by 1’s and 10’s to 100, identifying numbers to 0-100 and naming next numbers when given a number from 0-100. Also, practice having your child write the numbers 0-20 and build and count sets to 20.
**Monday, December 17th will be Day 2-MUSIC on the special classes’ schedule. Students will need sneakers and gym attire on Wednesday, 12/19.
Wednesday, January 2nd will be Day 6-Computers on the special classes schedule and students will need Library books 1/4/19. **(Please note that whenever school is CLOSED due to inclement weather, the rotation schedule is just bumped to the next school day, so students do not miss the scheduled special class for the cancelled day.)
We hope you like all the things we’re making for the upcoming holidays: Reindeer hats, train photo frames, plates for Santa and a personalized stocking. Don’t forget to put out the reindeer food and Cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Have a safe and happy holiday break—See you next year!