December 7th - Pajama Day
December 13th - Family Christmas Event
Join Huntsville staff and students for an exciting celebration featuring concert performances by all K-5 students, followed by fun Christmas activities throughout the school for the whole family!
December 14th - No School
December 21st - Turkey Hot Lunch
Dec. 22 - Jan. 6th - Christmas Holidays
January 7th - First Day Back to School
Huntsville students have done a great job stuffing the sleigh full of food for the Interfaith Food Bank. So far as a school, we have brought in 697 food items to support our community and ensure everyone enjoys the holiday season. A big thank you to everyone who donated.
Food Drive Update
December is sure to be an exciting month in our classroom. The children are already thinking about Christmas and sharing their experiences. Our Themes this month are Christmas and Gingerbread.
In Language Arts we will be reading The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Girl and The Gingerbread Baby and participating in numerous literacy activities that revolve around these stories.
In Math we will be learning how to look at a group of objects and tell the quantity without counting them. We will also be building patterns and looking for patterns in our environment. Christmas decorations have great examples of patterns.
In Science we will be exploring our five senses.
In Gym the students will be acting out the stories that they are reading and playing some circle games.
Our EXTRA FRIDAYS for Kindergarten are Friday, December 7 and Friday, December 21.
Thank you to all of the parents who came out for Parent/Teacher interviews. It was great to celebrate your child’s accomplishments and set goals for their future learning with you.
See if you can find some patterns this month with your family and have a wonderful Christmas together!
November was a busy month for us! Even with all the days off we still did lots of learning.
In reading, we are working hard on reading pattern books. We have learned strategies such as looking at the picture and getting our mouth ready for the first sound to help us read the words we do not know.
In writing, we just started a new unit on making our writing easier to read. We are learning the importance of making sure our writing has spaces, sentences start with a capital and end with period, and to listen carefully to the sounds in words.
In math, we finished our counting to 20 unit. We practiced showing numbers in lots of ways and skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. We just started our unit on 2D / 3D shapes.
In social studies, we are continuing to learn about our families. We are talking about family traditions. The students have loved sharing their traditions.
In science, we are learning all about our five senses. We are having a great time smelling, tasting, seeing, listening, and touching different things.
KIndergarten News with Mrs. Grandmont
Grade 1 /2 News with Ms. Moulding
Ms. Easthope's 2/3 Update
Reading: Lots of growth already! Students are encouraged to read nightly out of their book bags. They are focusing on making sure the words they read match the words they read.
Writing: We are wrapping up our Lab Report Writing. They are becoming great Scientific writers.
Math: We continue to work on every part of the Math curriculum every day. Grade 2/ 3 is full of Mathematicians.
December is a busy month in our other subjects as well. We look forward to Celebrating with you at the Family Christmas night. Have a wonderful Christmas break.
Well this year is just flying by! The Grade 3/4 class is working hard to get our Christmas concert skit memorized and polished. It’s a very brief skit called “Real Christmas Gifts,” and we will also be singing “Do You Hear What I Hear.” Students are eagerly participating in our Food Drive and have so far brought in 80 nonperishable food items! We are also decorating our classroom for Christmas, including our door for the “Decorate-a-Door” contest.
In Math, students are gaining mastery in 3-digit addition, and beginning to show confidence in 3-digit subtraction with regrouping.
In Science, the Waste in our World unit is well underway. Students in the Gr. 3/4 class are collaborating with the Gr. 4/5 class and have picked up garbage, sorted and classified it, and created vocabulary posters so that they can more easily discuss and understand waste concepts.
In Language Arts, students are writing a skit called “The Telephone Call” as part of their Playwriting unit. Students are eager to practice, polish and present their plays to other classes.
We have just begun the novel, Fudge-a-Mania. The class is enjoying more adventures of Peter and his troublesome, but lovable brother, Fudge.
Students are looking forward to the many school-wide Christmas events including Pajama Day, Pancake Hot Lunch, our December assembly and family Christmas craft activity, the Secret Santa gift exchange, the Christmas Concert and Family Night, and the Turkey Hot Lunch. It will be a fun month!!
Have a wonderful Christmas holiday!
Mrs. Yanke & Ms. Amatto
Newsflash from Mrs. Yanke's 3/4 Room
November was a busy month! In Math, we finished our Adding and Subtracting unit and started a unit on Patterns and Equations. Students should still continue to practice adding, subtracting, and multiplying whenever they have a chance, as these are incredibly important skills. In Science we are working on a unit about Waste, and we are learning about recycling and composting and why this is important. In Social we are learning about the provinces and territories of Canada. As always, students should be reading as much as possible!
December is going to be a whirlwind, with the 4/5’s taking part in the assembly on Friday, December 7, as well as Pajama Day, a Food Drive, a Door Decorating Contest and the Christmas Event coming up soon!
Before you know it, it will be the last day of school before Christmas holidays. I hope everyone enjoys their Christmas break!!
With everything going on lately, our junior and senior high students have really been learning the importance of balance when it comes to academics, athletics, and school spirit. Leadership students have done an excellent job finding the time to get assignments done while still spreading Christmas cheer by decorating doors and classrooms alike.. All three homeroom classes have decided to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange with a price limit of $25.00 per gift.
The senior high students have also initiated a new club opportunity for Jr. / Sr. high students interested in building their artistic skill and know-how in a weekly Art Club. We look forward to seeing what the beautiful creations that come out of this club!
Students in grades 6-9 are also looking forward to a sports afternoon on December 20th.
We hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas and look forward to seeing all of you again in the New Year!!
Jr. / Sr. High Highlights
Movin' on Up with Mrs. Laturnus' in grade 4/5