Saturday, December 5, 2020


Wow! It’s hard to believe we are already in the month of December.  We have been busily preparing for the Christmas concert which we recorded this past week.  Even though things will be a bit different this year we are still very excited to share our talents with our families from the comfort of our homes on Wednesday, December 16th.     

Although it is a very busy time of year, we are still doing a lot of learning in the classroom. 

In ELA, we are doing a lot of writing.  We wrote letters to the residents of a Catholic Care Home to help cheer them up during this difficult time when they are not allowed to have visitors because of all the pandemic restrictions.  We also did some writing about being Elves and what we would do if we got to be one of Santa’s elves. 

In Math, we are continuing with our Addition unit and will begin learning about the tens partners (two numbers that add up to 10) as well as continuing with our Mad Minutes for facts up to 18.  Please practice these facts at home to help your child with their quick recall and accuracy. 

In Science, we just finished up our unit on Growth and Changes in Living Things.  We will start our next unit on Solids, Liquids and Gases before we leave for Christmas break

In Social Studies, we are wrapping up our unit on Our Local Community.  We are learning about leaders in our community and students are taking a closer look at themselves and the different groups they belong to within their own communities. 

In Religion, we are talking all about Advent and Christmas and preparing for the coming of Jesus. 

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a relaxing break!  I will miss the students as I go on maternity leave beginning in January.  Please continue to wash those hands and social distance to help keep everyone safe and healthy into the new year!

Mrs. Shade