Good Morning Parents, 


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and are ready for Christmas. I wanted to let you know what has been going on in the classroom as well as important dates and information. In math, both groups have been working on a unit on fractions. This week we are working on fraction sense and understanding basic concepts with fractions. We will be working on adding fractions next week in both groups. In social studies, students just completed an in class project on the colonies. We will be learning about the causes of the Revolutionary War  over the next few weeks. In reading, we are continuing to read out novel Bud Not Buddy. In language arts, we have finished our unit on pronouns and will be taking a test tomorrow. We will begin to prepare in the upcoming weeks to prepare for the students Black History Month Project. I will be sending this project home next week. This is a multi-part project and will have several due dates. I will tell you that we will be having our celebration day where students will present this project on February 22nd all day. I hope to see you all there! More information will be coming out after Christmas break. 


I also wanted to let you know that the class will be having a Christmas party on December 18th. The students will have a movie themed party and we will complete our gift exchange.  Each student was given a Secret Santa person with a budget of $20.00. All gifts should be brought in on the 18th, unless you will be out of town that week then please let me know. If you want to know who your child has please send me an email and I will let you know. I also ask that if you choose not to participate to please let me know and I will make arrangements. 


Below are important dates over the next month:


12/7: Christmas Band & Choir Concert 7 pm, Pronoun Test

12/8: Mid Quarters coming Home

12/11: Words Within Words Quiz week 12&13

12/13: Variety Lunch; Christmas Pageant 7:00 pm in the Church

12/14: Tag Day $2.00; Person for Black History Month Project Due for Approval

12/15: Toys for St. Anne's Due; Colonies and French and Indian War Test

12/18: Our Class Party; please send in secret Santa present

12/19: Pajama Day, 12:30 Dismissal

12/20-1/2: Christmas Break



I want to take a moment and Thank you all for a wonderful first half of the year. I have enjoyed working with each and everyone of your children and I fully enjoy spending everyday with them. They bring joy, laughter and love into my life. I also want to thank you for all the love and support you have given Mr.Pace and I in this year of transition. You all are the true rock stars!


Thank you and have a blessed day!


Ms. Keller