Spelling, Vocabulary, and Important Dates Spelling Words 1. whole 2. hole 3. its 4. it’s 5. hear 6. here 7. won 8. one 9. our 10. hour 11. their 12. there 13. fur 14. fir 15. road 16. rode Challenge 17. peace 18. piece 19. author 20. illustrator Vocabulary 1. detest 2. quarters 3. content 4. consulted 5. wretched 6. lush 7. omen 8. grave Important Dates Dec 22 – 2 hour early dismissal Dec 23-Jan 3 – Christmas Break! Jan 8 – 2nd 9 weeks Report Cards Fan Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Gratz’s Weekly News December 7-11, 2015 Spotlight on Learning Science: We will continue learning about animals this week. We will learn about the 5 classifications for animals. Our test on Animals will be on Friday, Math: In math this week we will learn to multiply one digit numbers by 10, 100, and 1000. We will also work with money and making change. The test for this unit will be the Friday before Christmas break. Social Studies: In social studies this week, we will continue learning about maps. This week, we will be making maps and learning about the various types of maps. Our maps test will be Thursday, December 17. Reading: This week we will continue our author study of Chris Van Allsburg. We will learn about fantasy, themes, character traits, and the role illustrations play in helping us interpret the text. We will also continue writing letters to Mrs. Claus to help her design a new suit for Santa! Director’s Notes Box Tops – Please save your box tops. Every box top that your child brings in gives money to our classroom! Holiday Celebration – Our holiday celebration will be 12/21 from 1:30-2:15. I will need 2 parent volunteers for this. For the celebration we will need several things. Please see the list below and let me know if you will be able to send in any of the items. Thank you in advance 100 calorie snacks fruit tray veggie tray cheese and cracker tray juice boxes/water bottles different green ribbons (I need about 20 rolls) Grace Ott is our star of the week! Grace is 8 years old. Her favorite subject in school is science. Grace’s favorite color is purple and her favorite food is crab. When Grace in not in school, she enjoys dancing. Grace wants to be a nurse for bones when she grows up!