2-4 | Mrs. Magarie

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What's Happening This Week

STA Christmas Concert:  Grades K -8 will be presenting a show & singing Christmas songs.  All are welcomed! Children are to arrive at 6:30 and dress in festive clothing!
 

Christmas Card Exchange:
  We will have a Christmas Card exchange on Friday, Dec. 21st.  A class list can be found on the left side of this page.  Please have all cards sent in by Tuesday, Dec. 18th so that our class parent, Mrs. Cobo can sort them out by Friday.

Polar Express PJ Event: On Wednesday, Dec. 19th, Grades K - 3rd will watch the movie "Polar Express".  They may come to school in their PJ's!  Children 'must' wear sneakers!!  Hot cocoa & cookies will be served!
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Reading/ELA
:  Our main reading selection this week is a humorous fiction called "Click, Clack, Moo".  Our secondary reading selection is called "Talk About Smart Animals".  

Skills we will cover this week:  
Spelling/Phonics - Base words with endings -s & -es
Grammar - Compound Sentences
Vocabulary Strategies - Base words & Prefixes mis-, pre-
Reading Target Skills - *Finding Conclusions   
Target Strategy - *Infer/Predict
Writing: Christmas Story Writing


Book Report:  I am working on putting together a December Book Report...details to follow.

Religion:
 We are reading about the meaning of Advent and creating an Advent Chain.  Each day, students write down a good deed or promise on a link and connect it to their Advent Chain.  We will move on to reading and learning about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Math: We continue with Chapter 3.  We are now on Lesson 3.11, learning about repeated addition using various strategies to help us write equations using repeated addition. This is the end of the chapter and we will have a chapter test on Friday, Dec. 14th.

Social Studies: We are on Studies Weekly #11 where we read and learn about what happened to the Native Americans after the Europeans took over most of America.  We will also learn how America changed ever time due to the increased population of immigrants and how immigration helped shape who we are as Americans.

Science:  We finished our topic on Soil. We will focus the next several weeks learning about animal habitats. Students will be receiving a habitat to research and a project to complete by mid January.  

Have a great week!!

Mrs. Magarie
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"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today". 

by Stacia Tauscher