Sunday, December 4, 2016

Curriculum Update

Tuesday, December 20
During the month of December your child will be learning all about the birth of our Savior.  We'll be studying the Christmas story in school and even memorizing the beautiful passage of scripture found in Luke 2.  Each week, the children will be singing joyful songs to help share this story.  Miss Staal is certainly a gift to these children as she makes her rounds to do this.  On Tuesday, December 20, the first-fifth grade children will share the story of Christ’s birth with you; you won't want to miss this.   The program will begin at 7:00 pm at Fair Haven Church (28th and Baldwin)  Please join us;  invite grandparents too!

**Click here for the playlist of songs we sing

BIBLE-
Two more groups will present their topics on Egypt and then we will begin learning about Joseph’s life as he was sold as a slave in Egypt. Students should have a whole new perspective on this story now that they understand the culture of Egypt 4000 years ago.

*Bible Memory is Due Friday, Luke 2:10-14. We will recited it everyday in class. Please work on it at home too! (FB has audioboom)

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

MATH-
We are learning how to multiply by 10s this week. For example: 6 *70 = 420. We will also be reviewing and taking a test on Unit 2.
*Math Homework: 0-10’s practice goes home Monday.

SCIENCE-(Mrs. Caryl)- This week students will be working on sound. This is our last week together before Koetje kids move to Boekeloo for Michigan History.

WORD WORK-
Unit 10 begins Monday and I will assess on Friday this week. We will be sorting dge/ge patterns as well as learn about compound subjects and predicates in sentences. 

*Dear parent letter goes home on Thursday

READING-
We will be meeting in small groups to work on comprehension. Third graders are learning that reading comprehension takes lots of thinking and rereading to find answers!

* I am still missing 7 reading logs from the month of November. Please turn these in, even if they are not complete with 300 minutes. They are 10% of the reading grade and I do not want to give 0’s

* New reading log goes home Monday

WRITERS CELEBRATION –

Typing is hard work and students are enjoying the immediate feedback using Google Classroom. They are still working on typing/editing essays this week. If all goes well, we will hold our second Writers Celebration at the end of the week. In our writer’s celebration, groups will form in assigned places to meet. Essays will be shared and positive written comments will be written to each author. 

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