December 14, 2018
It’s Been a Busy Week
Well, the Great Gingerbread Hunt was our focus this week. After reading many different versions on The Gingerbread boy we made our own gingerbread boys. After decorating them with raisins and red hots, we took them to the cafeteria to bake. We warned the people in the cafeteria to be careful, as these cookies are known to run away. When we went to get our cookies after lunch they had run away! We searched the school and asked teachers and students throughout the school if they had seen them. They all said they heard lots of little footsteps running in the hallways. We finally tracked them down. The sixth graders had found them and kept them safe for us. We were so happy! We decided to share our cookies with our 6th grade buddies!
We added the words for and are to our Word Wall this week. Our sight words so far are said, you, not, get, look, my, mom, dad, up, it, I, A, go, at, to, am, me, see, can, is, like, the, red, blue, yellow, green, orange, brown, and pink .
We are practicing our Celebrations program every day and are eager for our performances on Tuesday, December 18th and Wednesday, December 19th. We will perform on Tuesday at 1:45. This is a good day to bring grandparents or other extended relatives as it will not be as crowded as the evening performances. Wednesday’s performances will be at at 6:00 pm and at 7:15 pm. The whole school will be involved in this multicultural performance.
Wednesday, December 19
Students need to be in their classroom at 5:45 on Wednesday evening, dressed in “party” or “church” clothes and ready to perform. Please do not bring them to the classroom before 5:45. Between performances the students will stay in the classrooms and eat pizza. We will all be in one classroom and it will be very crowded so please do not plan to eat pizza with your child. You will pick your child up in their classroom after the 2nd evening performance. If your child cannot make both performances Tuesday evening, please let the teachers know ahead of time.
Information about tickets were sent out through email this week or can be found on the Russell Lee Facebook page. Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions.
On Wednesday, December 19th at 5 pm, the Amigos de Russell Lee Committee, which funds and supports our Spanish program, will host a dinner in the cafeteria before the Celebrations program. After the first performance, they will serve coffee, hot chocolate, and dessert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The “Family Plan” can be purchased for $20 and will feed the whole family.
Winter Holiday Party
Our Winter Party will be on December 20th at 9:30 am. Please be on the look out for an email from Claire Traganos, kindergarten coordinator, about what we need for the party. All are welcome!
Spanish – Stanfield
We read a book called “Nine Days to Christmas A Story of Mexico” to learn about the Mexican tradition od Las Posadas after which we made our own pinata.
Science – Gonzales
Mrs. Gonzales shared the custom of decorating the tree at Christmas time, which originated in Germany. The children then made a paper Christmas tree.
Science – Manning
This week we learned of the Italian legend of La Befana. She is a Christmas witch who flies across the sky on January 6th.