This week, we will continue to keep the focus on Advent. We light the second purple candle that represents "peace". Our bible verse this month is "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We have been trying our best to say do kind things and to avoid tattling /complaining. We talk about our Kindness Calendar each day so please encourage your child to try to the activity listed for each day.

Our new letter/sound is Bb and our new sight words are "me", "for", and "four". We will read When a Storm Comes Up and What Will the Weather Be Today? We will practice asking questions to gain information and to "note" details in stories to help us with comprehension. In math, we will continue to practice subtraction. Our focus this week is writing a subtraction sentence to go along with a picture. This can be challenging for children so don't get discouraged. We have lots of time to practice this skill.

We have lots of fun activities this week that will disrupt our normal routine. It is a very exciting time for all of us but we still have 9 days of school until Christmas break and we need to make the most of our instructional time. That being said, here is what we have this week.......

12/11-12/12 Santa's Workshop IF you want your child to participate in this activity, please read the flyer that went home last week and follow the instructions for shopping. We will take all the children to the workshop both days to browse/shop for family and friends.

12/12 Prayer Partner Cookies and Tea THANK YOU SO MUCH for signing up to send in cookies/juice/ etc. I will cover any items that have not been taken. Please send in your donated items on Wednesday morning.

12/13 Christmas program 1:30 in the church. Children come to school dressed in white/khaki. Please remember no tutus/skirts/dresses/fancy shoes. :)

12/14- EARLY DISMISSAL 11:40.

****Please return the report card ENVELOPE on Monday (signed). You keep the report card for your records.

Thank you to our lunch volunteers for the week. We appreciate that you give up your time to volunteer especially at this busy time of year.

Thank you for the MANY toiletry donations. We have a big pile of bags under our prayer table! We will continue to take items until 12/14. Your generosity is appreciated.