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                                                December 2018 News


It’s Advent – that special time for planning and getting ready for the birthday of Jesus. During this special time in the classroom we will be working on the concepts of love and kindness. Throughout December we will be discussing our themes of Advent and traditions.


The 3-Way conferences were a great success. The children were excited to share all their hard work with you. Thank-you for coming out to celebrate their achievements! All Grade Two students did a great job with their Family Tree assignment and presentation. Thank you very much for your assistance with this project.

Curriculum

Language Arts


We will be engaging in hoilday fun by celebrating 12 Days Until Christmas with a new theme each day to keep the children excited. Each day a new Christmas storybook will be introduced with many fun activities to go along with it. This will keep us engaged in fun learning right up until the last bell rings for Christmas Break!


*Next week will be our final week for spelling, until we begin again after the break. After the Christmas break, our spelling unit will consist of 15 words. 


**Please note: using uppercase letters inappropriately (only when printing names) on the spelling test - the word will be marked incorrect. Please discuss and review this grammar rule with your child when practicing their spelling words. 


-Weekly Grammar lessons will begin in the New Year


***I will be collecting and keeping all readers and Reading Log Folders on December 17. Our home reading program will resume again after the break. Thank you for your continued support.


Mathematics


We have just wrapped up our unit on Graphing. We have been learning how to draw and count tally marks. Students have been engaged in conducting their own classroom surveys and drawing up their own bar graphs. We are also learning how to interpret the data on various graphs, and how to ask their own questions based on given data. For the remainder of the month, we will be learning about two dimensional shapes and figures. We will be exploring their names and characteristics.


Science

Our next Science unit will be on Solids and Liquids which will begin after the Christmas Break.


Social Studies


  We are engaged in learning about Christmas Traditions from around the world. Each week we learn about two different countries, and complete a craft to go along with our learning. We have learned out Canadian, Swedish and Jewish holiday traditions so far.

Religion


** Our class along with Mrs. Dias’ grade 7/8 class will be leading Mass on Wednesday,December 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Martyrs Church.


Students will be learning that Advent is the season of waiting for Jesus, and Christmas is the celebration of his birth. We will be participating in the rituals of lighting the Advent candles and discussing the significance of each one and its colour. Students will begin by celebrating The Visitation and The Annunciation. 


Upcoming …


  • Our school’s Mass will be on December 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Martyrs Church.
  • Polar Express Movie & PJ Day on Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Christmas Concert - Thursday, Dec. 20 @ 11:30 am in the gym - our class will be singing a song on stage
  • Christmas Holidays will be from December 22-January 6. Classes will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019.


Reminders


*The weather is getting colder and children are coming to school in hats, mittens, scarves and snow pants. Please label your child’s clothing to avoid mixed up and lost items.


*On December 21, the children will be sent home with their indoor shoes. Over the holidays please check the fit of your child’s classroom shoes before returning them in the New Year.

Best wishes for a Healthy, Safe & Peaceful Christmas!              
Mrs. N. Neto