November and December are very busy months! This month, we have been continuing to work on solidifying our understanding of the abstract concept of multiplication and division. We also are working with the beautiful Montessori fraction pieces.
We completed our literature circles on “How to Eat Fried Worms” and “Dead End in Norvelt.” The children are working on their final projects. We are looking forward to starting our new Book Clubs soon.
The second week in November, we went to the zoo. The weather looked terrible, but it ended up being a very nice day.
Most children are enjoying keeping the same job for an extended period of time; a few of them have submitted new applications and transferred positions. We will keep these jobs until the end of December and submit new applications for January.
Upper Elementary will be doing a Secret Santa gift exchange. They will be donating something to the classroom in honor of their friend.
Your child needs to wear black pants and a white shirt. (A white button down is preferred.) We also need a few extra-large boxes and gift wrap for stage decorations. Send any donations to school with your child.
Upcoming Events & Chaperones
Thursday, Dec. 10 – Nutcracker
Friday, Dec. 11 – USO food shopping
Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Parent Shopping Day, after school 3-5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17 – Deliver Munson’s Humane Society Donations
Friday, Dec. 18 – Holiday performance
Please let me know if you can chaperone for our trip to the Nutcracker, the USO food drive or our trip to the Humane Society.
Parent Shopping Day
Upper Elementary will host a parent shopping day as a fundraiser. Please let me know if your child is available to help after school Dec. 16.
With the holidays quickly approaching, I know many families give gifts to teachers and other students. Please do not feel that this is expected. If you are so inclined, please check our classroom Amazon wish list.
We are still looking for a few donations to help improve our environment:
- a beanbag chair.
- essential oils for our diffuser.
I recommend that you give your child the responsibility of knowing where they are going after school. I have used a system called backpack tags in a previous class. They were great for helping children take responsibility of their schedule. They cost $2-$10 depending on how many tags you want.