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We have started learning about Advent this week in Religion. We are talking about all the things we can do to prepare for Christmas. We made an Advent wreath today in school.
Tomorrow the children will bring home their "Christmas Count-down Chain" to see how many days are left until Christmas. Starting on Dec. 1st, the children will take off one link every day until Christmas Eve.
A letter is coming home tomorrow about the IXL math program. Each child has a subscription to this wonderful math program which willl be used both in school and at home. Please use the unique user name and password to log your child on for math practice. If you have trouble getting logged on, please let me know.
Don't forget to keep studying for next Monday's spelling test. Contracts will also be due on Monday.
We are working on place value in Math. They are learning about tens and ones.
We have started our Christmas around the World unit in social studies. So far we have "traveled" to Australia and Mexico to learn about their holiday traditions. Each country has a special souvenir that they place in their Holiday Express Suitcase, along with their boarding pass to that country.
Pizza Hut November reading calendars may be brought in this week.
I will start testing any children who are ready for the first list of the giraffe words by this Monday.
Book orders are due by Monday Dec. 5th.
Don't forget to either return the FunPac pictures or send in the payment. They are $10 each.
The PJ drive ends on this Friday. Thanks to everyone who has already sent in some PJs as they are going to a good cause. The school has already collected over 200 pairs of pajamas. Yeah!!!
Just a reminder...We are celebrating Grandparents' Day this Monday. All grandparents are invited to come hear our class recite a Superkids Poem and sing a Thanksgiving song in the gym at 9:25. They can visit our room to see all the wonderful projects we made to celebrate Thanksgiving! We will go to Mass at 10:45. Dismissal will be from our regular dismissal door at 12.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Monday and Tuesday next week. We will dismiss at 12 on both days.
Have a great weekend!
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Homework: Read the story "In a Pickle" tonight.
Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to bring in any money for the Christmas sharing collection.
Also, tomorrow is PJ day to kick-off the Advent Sharing project. The note was sent home earlier this week with more info.
Have a good day!
Religion-We have a review section in our religion book this week.
Language Arts-We are working with the endings -er and -ed.
We will read a story called "In a Pickle" this week. New spelling words will come home today, the test will be next week Tuesday, November 22nd.
Math-Chapter test tomorrow. A review sheet will come home today to help your child study for tomorrow's test.
We are having a Superkids Reading Meeting this Thursday night from 6:30-7:30 in the school hall. Please join us for a special presentation on what every parent needs to know about early reading instruction.
The children are out-of-uniform this Friday. Please wear PJ pants. We are kicking off our Advent project-collecting PJ's. A note about this was in the green folder yesterday.
Have a great day!
Homework: Please complete two math worksheets to review graphing concepts and mixed practice.
There are some very important papers in the folders of the youngest or only students today. Please look over them carefully.
Have a great night!
There are untold numbers of children throughout our country that have never known the comfort of being tucked into bed in new pajamas with a bedtime story.
We, at St. Juliana School, have joined together with Classroom Cares and Scholastic Books to make a difference.
This Friday, November 18th, is our all-school KICK-OFF to launch our Advent Outreach Program … the Pajama Project! As such, the students will be allowed to wear
pajama/sweat pants with a t-shirt/sweatshirt, and shoes (no slippers). Please note our uniform policy in that all apparel must be appropriate.
More detailed information will be posted on Friday in addition to a letter that will be sent home to parents.
Thank you, in advance, for your help!
Just a reminder: Please return all tests that come home stamped "sign and return". These tests are kept in a file for your child. If you find any at home that have not been sent in, please do so as soon as possible.
I also have several report cards still out. Please sign and return these to school as soon as possible.
Homework: Please have your child read the poem "Super Scrub-a-Matic" to you tonight. They have read it together, listened to it on a CD, partner read, and read it to our classroom volunteer. Her name is Mrs. Lucas, and she comes in every Wednesday afternoon to work with the children. We love having her around to help!
Have a great evening!
Homework: Please have your child go on the Superkids website and read at least one of the stories in Unit 3. It does not matter which one you choose.
Have a great day!
Homework: Please have your child practice the story "Fiddlesticks" in their reader for homework tonight. We will be reading it again in school tomorrow.
I have sent home the Progress Test results for Units 1 and 2 of the reading program. Please sign and return as soon as possible.
Also, please remember to always sign and return math tests. They are always stamped sign and return. There are several still out from this past week. If you find one at home, please return it.
New spelling words have been sent home, along with a contract. The test will be on Friday, November 11th. The contract must also be returned by then.
Book order forms were also sent home. They are due early next week. Christmas Gifts?? Mark them as gifts and I will get them to you without your child seeing them.
Have a great evening!
The students of Room 8 are coming home with several important things in their folders today. Please look carefully through them.
The first is a calendar for the Book-It reading program. Please read the accompanying letter. I have explained to the children that they must read for 20 minutes a night on at least 20 nights a month to receive their free pizza. This is VERY good practice for them, even if you do not always use the pizza coupons. I would love to see everyone participate!
Also they have brought home a turkey to decorate in a disguise, so he won't get eaten! Ask them about the book we read in school today about the turkey who was very creative with disguises. This is not due until Nov. 9th.
Homework: Please have your child complete the Chapter Review for practice for tomorrow's Chapter Test. It does not have to be returned to school.
There is no school Mass tomorrow, as we attended today for All Saints Day.
Have a good night!
Please share your Halloween candy. Bring in your wrapped candy to School by Wednesday November 2nd. The candy will be used for bag lunches for the homeless made by our Saint Vincent Depaul Society.