Monday, December 17, 2012

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." ~Mother Teresa

Hello and happy holidays, everybody--

After tending to some medical needs with my mother on Friday, my husband and I continued on to coastal Maine where my three children and their families gathered for a two-day combination Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration.  It filled my heart with such joy to spend this time with them -- all together, safe and happy.  I am so very blessed  . . .   I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how grateful I am for all of you, too, and for the opportunity you have given me to work with your children.  On this holiday, may you hold them close and share with them all the magic of the season.

Students have been eager to have some kind of gift exchange as part of Thursday's holiday gathering, so, as a reminder:  On Friday, we will celebrate the season with snacks and a small gift exchange.  Girls should purchase a gift for a girl.  Boys should buy something another boy would like.  (Write "For a Girl" or "For a Boy" on the package.)  Please keep the price below $5.00.


Reading, Mrs. M.'s homeroom:

Monday:  Scholastic News. Read and discuss pages 2-9.  Complete accompanying questions.
Tuesday:  Scholastic News. Readers' Theater (pages 10-13). Complete worksheet
Wednesday:  Craft Extravaganza!
Thursday:  Classroom Holiday Party.
Friday:  No class--Vacation begins !

Social Studies:

Monday (Mrs. M.'s class) and Tuesday (Mrs. D.'s room):  Lesson 3--Babylon and Assyria. Complete Venn Diagram and 5 comprehension questions.
Wednesday:  Craft Extravaganza!
Thursday: Classroom Holiday Party.

Language Arts:

Monday:  Continue work on Christmas carol  parodies.
Tuesday:  Finish parodies and make final corrections on Holiday Persuasive Writing pieces.
Wednesday:  Parody sing-alongs.
Thursday:  No assignment.
Friday:  No assignment.

Spelling, Grade 6:

No assignments this week.

I'll look forward to seeing you all in 2013.  Stay well--
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