November 28 - December 9, 201

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These Weeks We . . .                         November 28 - December 9, 2016

·     met 4 new letters of the alphabet Vv, Ww, Xx and Yy, ASK ME their sound and key picture

·     welcomed a new month, December, and a new Good Morning song, and new spots on the rug

·     traced and cut out many of our hands, ASK ME what we used them for

·     talked a lot about gifts and giving, and are very proud that our class collected $71.17 for the “Giving Project”, thank you for your generosity and their hard work

·     discussed the difference in gifts that we “need” and gifts that we “want” and wrote to Santa about what we “want” and what we “need”

·     did a T.L.C. of colorful gifts. They are in the hallway where we are all nestled in our beds

·     made poinsettia ornaments for our classroom “tree for all seasons”

·     we are reading many versions of the Gingerbread Man fairy tale, ASK ME which one I liked best

·     in math we started learning about and discussing shapes

·     colored and read our own book called “My Cookie”, ASK ME what it is about, and what our new word wall word was – “has”

·     at Open Circle talked about using positive self-talk when we run into difficult things like “The Little Engine That Could”

·     during Reading Workshop we have been practicing using our seven “Super Reading” powers to practice our reading and to be persistent. We have our own tub of books we take to the table to read independently or partner read, WE ARE SUPER READERS!

·     added more new words to our word wall, “my,” “has,” and “we” we now have 22 words on the word wall and we sometimes call them “snap” words, ASK ME why

·     at Writer’s Workshop we are continuing to work on our true story books, stretching our words to use our sounds to spell words, and using speech bubbles to make people talk



*  IMPORTANT attached is a note about our “Holiday Party in a Box”

*  Please make sure all winter clothes are labeled and students can put their things on by themselves, gloves, zippers, etc.