A. Ross
Instructor: Ms. Ross   
Important Dates

December 15: noon dismissal
December 20-January 8: Christmas Break
January 15: No school: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 26: Denim Day to benefit Hernando Social Services

Important Dates

We talk a lot about the word integrity---doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Please talk with your children about integrity.
If you have not joined remind yet, please do. I send a lot of information through remind. I sent home instructions on how to join. If you need another sheet just email me at aross@shsm.org.
Things you can work on at home
Read, read, read. Go over 10 dolch words per week and check them off as they know them. When they read to you or you read to them, let them hear how you sound the words out. Help them sound the words out.

We will begin practicing writing the 4 types on sentences correctly, with correct punctuation. Please practice at home also. They should be able to write all 4 types of sentences and know which punctuation mark to use at the end. For example: You should be able to say: Write a question about a dog and they should be able to do so and know to use a question mark.
Once parents go through the original Protection of the Children their is an ongoing monthly training called Virtus. It is an online monthly newsletter with interesting topics about how to keep our children safe. They are quick easy reads with one question to answer at the end. This comes out the first full week of each month. Each of you will need to read the article and answer the question. If you fall behind you will not be allowed to participate in school activities such as field trips, parties, coaching, and sports. The teachers do it as well. I have really enjoyed every article. It only takes a couple of minutes to read it and answer the question but they are very informative. If you have any questions about how to access it please let us know. The site is www.virtus.org. You should read the article the week it is received. Thanks so much!!
Week of January 8th
Phonics: identify combinations ar, or, and qu; identify letter O; digraph ch

Reading: The Doorbell Rang

Math: comparing numbers; begin timed addition facts tests

Science: Investigate what soda does to our teeth; observe changes in water (solid to liquid, liquid to solid)

Social Studies: Living in the United States; Martin Luther King Jr.

Grammar: Writing complete sentences; types of sentences (we will work on writing the 4 types of sentences); adjectives

Writing: Writing complete sentences correctly; put 3 to 4 sentences together to make a story

Spelling Words: drink, stacked, five, good, name, six, napkin, us, jump, yes, some, was

Service Hours
Every family is required to earn 15 service hours per school year. You can get these hours by helping in the classroom, on field trips, or other school events.
Auxilary Schedule
Monday: music
Tuesday: spanish
Wednesday: computer
Thursday: library
Friday: PE

**Please make sure your child comes dressed in PE uniform and tennis shoes on PE day.
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