It is hard to believe that it is the holiday season. For the remainder of the year, we will be finishing up some of the concepts that we started this fall. In writing, we will finish up writing our fictional pieces. We are getting ready to write our second quarter writing prompt which will involve planning, writing and editing a written piece. The students will then be graded on their final draft. The next concept will be writing non-fiction pieces and doing research on a topic. In math we will continue multiplication strategies. The students are also required to study their facts so that they are ready for their weekly timed tests. In reading, the students will be participating in book clubs that are student led. I will be there to help them learn by being responsible for reading and discussing the important aspects of their books. They are very excited about these book clubs and it will be great to see them facilitate their own groups. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.