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Important Dates:


Wed. 12/5 @ 7:00: Christmas Concert (Grades 1-5)

Fri. 12/7 @ 6:30:  Christmas Program (Preschool/Kindergarten); Free Dress Day

Mon. 12/10: last day to turn in class Giving Tree presents

Wed. 12/12 @ 7:00: Sounds of Winter Concert (middle school & high school); First Grade leads chapel (8:40)

Thurs. 12/13-Wed. 12/19: Christmas Spirit Dress-Up Days (details below)

Wed. 12/19: noon dismissal (Christmas break starts); class Christmas party (10:00-11:30)

Mon. 12/20-Wed. 1/2: no school (Christmas break)


*Classroom Notes and News:


-Winter Concert- This Wednesday, Dec. 5th is our Christmas concert! Grades 1-5 will be performing at 7:00 pm, and we ask that students arrive at 6:45 and meet in the classroom. They may wear classy Christmas clothes or uniforms but please no hats, antlers, or other distracting accessories. Parents will have seating in the middle of the sanctuary and the students will be sitting on the side. After the performance, please pick your child up in the classroom and enjoy some refreshments and socializing in the church commons.

-Giving Tree- A reminder to please bring in any gifts you may have for our Giving Tree family by next Monday, Dec. 10. Gifts should be wrapped and labeled with the family number. If you need help logging in to see the Signup Genius form, please contact Heather or myself. We have already gotten a few bags of gifts dropped off in the classroom. Thank you!

-First Grade Chapel- Next Wednesday, Dec. 12th is our turn to lead chapel! All parents are invited to the service, which will be held from 8:40-9:10. First Graders will all have a small speaking/reading part and they will sing a song, as well. We will be focusing on the 3rd week of advent.

-Christmas Spirit Dress-Up Days (Dec. 13-19):

Thursday Dec.13 – Holiday socks & tights (worn with your school uniform)

Friday Dec.14 – Holiday hats, antlers, headbands (worn with your school uniform)

Monday Dec.17-“Merry Monday Morning”- come to school in your winter pjs like it’s Christmas morning!

Tuesday Dec.18 – Holiday scarves, ties, jewelry (worn with your school uniform)

Wednesday Dec.19 -Red/green clothes, Christmas sweaters & sweatshirts


*What we are learning:


-Math: Shapes and Patterns- making patterns with solid shapes; Ordinal Numbers and Position- Position Words

Reading/Language Arts:

Essential Question: How can you show a friend that you care about him or her?

Anchor text: A Cupcake Party

Comprehension strategies: story structure; dialogue; visualize

Phonics: short u sound; final blends; phonogram-ump

Vocabulary: enemies,forest,pouches,hibernate,must,predators

Sight words:eat, put, give, small, one, take

Spelling: us, fun, sun, bus, but, run

Grammar:using a, an, and the

Bible/Faith: Preparing for chapel presentation

-Novel Read Aloud: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder