Room 219 Update - Week of December 21, 2015 Math: Dear Families,

Room 219 Update - Week of December 21, 2015
Dear Families,
Here is what we are working on in our classroom:
Math: Students have begun exploring the concept of area, and this learning will
continue once we return from break. If possible, please continue to practice
multiplication and division facts a few times over break to keep them fast and fresh in
students’ minds!
Reading: Early this week we will conclude our work with expository nonfiction. Our
nonfiction unit will pick up after break with the study of narrative nonfiction. Please help
to encourage your child to read and log as much as possible over winter break!
Writing: Thank you for helping out your child with printing out photographs to be used
as text features! It’s awesome to see how proud the students are of their finished
information books. Because publishing often takes longer than expected, our publication
celebration was moved to this Tuesday afternoon. Finally, students will take the
persuasive writing pre-assessment in preparation for our next writing unit.
Science: We wrapped up learning about the circulatory system on Monday, and will
end the unit once we return from break by learning about the respiratory system. A
study guide will be sent home upon our return to help students prepare for a test at the
end of the first week in January.
Upcoming Events:
12/22 – Winter Concert at PHS – 9:30am
12/23 – Pajama Day
12/24 – School closes for Winter Break
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your
dedication to your child’s education!
I wish you all a restful, fun, and family-filled winter break. See you in 2016!
Kaylee Viscuso