December 2nd-7th

Hello Parents!

We have a couple of exciting weeks ahead! Tomorrow is our winter concert beginning at 7pm. Make sure your students arrive at 6:30pm. Students will be performing their concert songs as well as the poem, “The Cow.”

On Wednesday, your students will be participating in class wide spelling bees. Study sheets were sent home last week. Please take time to study these words with your students so that they are prepared.

Spalding: Spalding homework will come home on Monday and should be completed every night using proper markings and with correct letter formation.  There will be a test on Friday covering the 30 words students will learn this week. Make sure you continue reviewing phonograms 1-70 with your students at home.

Math: We will begin learning to divide with remainders this week as well as learning about odd and even numbers. We will spend time reviewing content learned over the past few weeks as well and then conclude with a test on Friday.   Please continue to have your scholars complete Xtramath five times a week. Keep in mind that students are asked to be 100% complete with their addition facts by the end of this quarter!

History: We are continuing to study Ancient Greece and will be reading many stories during our history block. Please review with your scholar using their blue journal to help prepare for the upcoming assessment.

Reading:  We are in the middle of the Odyssey now and students are really enjoying it. Please ask them about the adventures of Odysseus at home! Please continue to devote approximately 20 minutes to reading with your scholar for homework.


Poetry: Last week students were sent home with a new poem. “The Arrow and the Song” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This is beautiful poem about the lasting nature of friendship. Students have until December 17th to memorize it.

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?
Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

We are all so grateful and thankful for our wonderful scholars and your continued support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.


Warm Regards,

– Ms. Allen, Mrs. Pim, Ms. Castle and Mrs. Cox

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