December 12-16

Dear Parents,

It was so great to see your children leading worship this Wednesday!  Zion will have another Advent service next week at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. on Wednesday so that we can focus on the coming of Jesus!

Information for the coming week(s):

*Scholastic Book Orders will be coming home this week if you ordered books.

*Early Dismissal on Dec. 22nd at 12 p.m.


What we will be doing next week:

Religion:  Story of Jesus’ birth

Reading:  Continue our work with Helen Keller.  I will be encouraging them to read a biography.  This is a new genre for many of us and so don’t be alarmed if AR score is low.  It is a process that we will continue to work on throughout the rest of the year.                  We will also continue to work on vocabulary.  We are calling ourselves “Word Collectors” because I want the students to understand that when they learn a word, they will keep it and hopefully it will become part of their working vocabularies!  Please keep up the work at home each night when your child reads for 20 minutes…ask them to tell you an unknown word…have them show you their strategy for figuring it out.

Math:  We started working on 2 digit addition.  Addition facts will now become very important as we do this work!  Subtraction facts have also started and this week we will work with Multiplying by 7’s.  Lots of memorization!  My Math App is a great thing for your child to do in the car on the way to school in the mornings.  5 minutes a day to practice these facts!

Word Work:  Plural Nouns that end in f…reviewing plurals that end in y.

Social Studies:  Supply and Demand

Grammar:  Similes

Art:  Drawing a nutcracker

Here are a few pictures from Monday when Mrs. Helmkamp came in to do a coding lesson.  We will start working on coding a couple times a month.



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