December 9

Christmas Briefing

Hello Elven Agents,

The Christmas season is upon as, and we must spread merry cheer everywhere! The last few days of class are filled with Christmas themed activities, using our academic skills to learn the lessons of the Christmas spirit.

  • Spelling: We will fit one more spelling list in with a test on Tuesday. Follow the link to spelling city for list M3. Our test will be on December 14.
  • Language Arts: We will read a variety of Christmas books and do writing activities with them.
  • Math: We are continuing to work on our mental math. Please keep up your home practice of skip counting over the break!
  • Social Studies: We will study the history of Christmas and ways different cultures celebrate the season.
  • Science: We will do Christmas themed experiments and reports.
  • Art: We will do Christmas themed arts and crafts.
  • Bible: We will learn about the Christmas story and be reading a variety of verses on the birth of Jesus. Mostly from Luke 2.

Important Reminders

  • December 15 Christmas Sweater Day – make sure to wear something for our Christmas Concert.
    • Many students have asked, “But what if I don’t have a Christmas sweater?”.  Good question.  Here are the options for the Christmas concert:
      1. a long-sleeved Christmas themed T-shirt, sweatshirt or sweater
      2. a long-sleeved plain T-shirt, sweatshirt or sweater
      3. a long-sleeved T-shirt, sweatshirt or sweater turned inside out, if there is a design that doesn’t fit our Christmas theme.

      Any choice of jeans or dark pants/skirts are preferable to complete the students’ ensemble.

  • December 17 Last Day of School before Christmas Break – Dismissal at 11:30
  • Homework – Please make sure students are spending some time skip counting by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 on their hundreds chart.
December 1

Salvation Army Food Drive

The Salvation Army Food Drive begins Wednesday, December 1. We are running it like last year – – but I know that may feel like about 27 years ago, so here’s the recap:

  • We are setting a $ amount goal as a school of $6000.00
  • Students/families are invited to DONATE money to the food drive as the Salvation Army has more buying power than we do. All donations go to the SCHOOL OFFICE. Students and families can also e-transfer and debit. If we make our goal by Wednesday, December 15, we will celebrate by having an ANIMAL DRESS UP DAY the first Wednesday we are back in January. There were some comments about animals coming 2 by 2, but it may be too soon yet for that . . .
  • Students can wear animal onesies, or other animal items. Our usual guideline is that 3 items means you are dressed up.