Christmas is just around the corner! We have already begun practicing for the upcoming Christmas Concert on December 14th. The grade 2/3’s are elves, which means that we are in need of some green clothes for the concert. The elementary end is also having the Christmas Basket Raffle this year. The theme for our class is specialty food related items. We ask that each student please donate something to add to the class basket, spending between five and ten dollars. Some ideas could include dip mix ingredients, specialty crackers or pita chips, spices, chocolates, hot chocolate, apple cider, candy canes, epicure items, or other festive holiday snacks. Please give me a shout if you are in need of some guidance with what to donate.
In ELA, we are continuing with our Eric Carle author study. We even tried out some of his art techniques while on our field trip at the Mendel Art Gallery! We’ve moved on from ideas to the topic of organization with our writing skills as well. In math, the grade two’s are learning about numbers to one hundred, while the grade three’s are learning about numbers to one thousand. We are just reviewing our magnets unit and will soon begin a large unit on animals. We are also continuing with our communities unit in social studies, focusing on pioneers.
Thanks to all of the parents and students who participated in the parent-teacher interviews last week. It was really nice to see everyone again!