Mrs. Thomas’s Monthly Newsletter December 2015 Thank You!!

Thank You!!
Mrs. Thomas’s Monthly
December 2015
Thank you so much Mrs. Franklin and Mrs. Hendershot for
planning our Holiday Party.  The students are really looking forward
the fun activities!
Upcoming Events!!
December 8th Mad Science Assembly
December 10th, Fifth Grade Musical @1:30
December 17th, Class Holiday Party 9:15-10:30 AM
December 18st, Last Day of Classes
December 21st -January 2nd, Winter Break
January 4th, Classes Resume
Academic News!!
In math the students are working on subtraction with regrouping. Please continue
to practice addition and subtraction facts at home. Students are encouraged to use IREADY Reading and Math along with Reflex at home. Using these programs at school and
home is making a huge difference in their math instruction and making them a more
confident math learner.
The students are continuing to learn about the Native American’s and about the
different tribes, how they lived, and their culture. Next we will be learning about
In Reading, we are continuing to work on comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and
accuracy in both fiction /nonfiction texts. Please remember to read each night.
In writing, we will continue to write about the tribes we are studying and then
move into learning about how to write “small moments.” A Small Moment is moment in time
when the student has experienced something first hand and can describe it in detail using
lots of adjectives, and feeling to help the reader experience it again through their
writing. An example of this would be, writing about their favorite ride at an amusement
park instead of their whole trip.
Just a reminder!!
Please remember to send your child to school with a warm coat and possibly a hat and
gloves. We do try to go outside for recess every day and get some fresh air if the
weather permits.
Thank you so much for all you do! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or
concerns!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday season!
~Mrs. Thomas