Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Nutcracker and Final Week Before Break...

This week marks the final week of school on the 2007 calendar. Students can look forward to the completion of Unit 4 in both Open Court Reading and Everyday Math. End of unit assessments will be administered on Tuesday and Wednesday, as time permits. Skills isolated on the Open Court assessment include letter sounds, letter combinations, vocabulary, and comprehension abilities. Skills being tested on the math assessment include measuring to the nearest inch, counting money, odd and even numbers, temperature readings, and domino counting and addition.

The Nutcracker Ballet was a very exciting event for everyone involved. I want to thank the parent volunteers for chaperoning and the students for their tremendous behavior and cooperation during this special event. Below are pictures of the girls and boys, respectively, in their ballet attendance attire.

During the final week of December look for significant amounts of review material as it is important to recover many of the skills learned throughout the first four months of the school year. A two week winter break opens the possibility for students to fall out of their academic routine and habits. Please continue to read, work with numbers, and talk with your child about school related things daily over winter break.

*** Winter Party ***
Room 108 Parents are throwing a party to welcome the 2007-2008 Winter season on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 1pm. The timing could not be better as the 21st of December is the winter solstice and will have the shortest amount of daylight in the 2007 year. Children will be doing some arts and crafts activities and collecting their belongings before the break. Parents are welcome to attend and join in the fun!

Stay warm out there and I will see you on the black top!
Mr. Reynolds