December Happenings

2018 is almost over and we are nearly halfway through our school year! Yesterday, 6th grade musicians shared their talents with us at our holiday concert. We are looking forward to other festivities throughout the month including time with our 3rd grade buddies and our Holiday Shine Time. Check out the list of important dates at the bottom of this post!

Our focus this month for character education is manners and courtesy. Students are designing infographics that will be posted around the school sharing younger students important etiquette tips they all should remember.

In math we are working with integers & the coordinate plane and will shortly move on to algebraic expressions. Khan Academy is always a great resource to continue practicing skills. My math class will soon start working with coding video games using what they learn about coordinate planes and algebraic expressions, and I can’t wait to see what they create!

In ELA, we are wrapping up our unit on Understanding Elements and Structures of Nonfiction. Last week, we practiced text structures with rousing games of UKnow & Headbands. This week, students took on the identity of a Titanic passenger as we read about the history and analyzed the structure and features. Students all have a nonfiction text features and structures bookmark that they should be looking over to prepare for our test before winter break. Here are a few resources that will help students get ready for this test…

Text Structures Quizizz Enter Code 677474

Text Features Quizizz Enter Code 934689

Important Dates:

December 7: Scholastic Book Orders Due (Class Code TFTJR)

December 10: Dr. Madara Sexual Harassment Lesson

December 21: Holiday Shine Time & Early Dismissal