2013 - 2014 Newsletters
December News from Team Joy
I’d like to start by thanking all of you who came to conferences last week. We had almost perfect attendance which just goes to show how important you find your child’s education. I appreciated the time to sit down and celebrate each of my students’ achievements as well as set goals for the future. Let’s not let the great conversations and partnership we started at conferences end there. Feel free to call me anytime with updates, questions, concerns – you name it. I always look forward to hearing from you.
As I write this I realize we have just three weeks left before winter vacation which run 12/23 – 1/6/13. I hope your family enjoys some wonderful traditions this time of year. Please be sure your child reads regularly over winter break. Be sure to keep those reading logs up to date!
While this may be a short month for us, we are as busy as ever. In math we will begin a unit on geometry and measurement. In reading we are working on comprehension strategies, fluency, vocabulary and constructed responses to our reading using text-based evidence. In writing we will continue with informational articles. Social studies has us exploring maps and regions of the United States. I’m hoping we’ll have time to start our science unit on the earth, moon and planets. And if not, we have something to look forward to in January
Here are some important dates to keep in mind this month:
w Homework club 12/4, 11 & 18, 3 to 4pm
w 12/18 Late Opening
w 12/19 Banana split multiplication party
w 12/20 All school assembly
Thank you. I’ll be in touch!