The week is a busy one, but we are trying to maintain our academic schedule, even though we have a big production to perform this Thursday.
It appears we have completed all our activities for Winn Dixie and are ready to read "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever". The students like to compare and contrast the events of their own Christmas performance.
Our Buzz Word this week is "elated". The prompt assigned to help the students understand this word is: Describe an event when you felt elated.
The words are not extremely difficult this week, but they are ones that could easily be misspelled. It is a busy time of year, but try to go over the spelling words some each evening. Several  students  are in need of constant repetition and study time.
RELIGION - As we learn about the season of Advent, we are encouraging the students to bring peacefulness to our little corner of the world. We will be working on our personal Jesse trees for the remainder of December to learn about the people that preceded the birth of Jesus.
SOCIAL STUDIES - We will begin our study of the Southeast states, learning about the geography, the climate, and the natural resources. We will continue to learn to outline the important facts of the chapter. 
MATH - We are learning to recognize decimals to the nearest tenth, hundredth, and thousandth. We will also practice adding and subtracting decimals, emphasizing the importance of lining up the decimal points