Bible —  Learning about the Christmas Story and the importance of the birth of Christ. Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2.

Science — Learning about plains and plateaus.

Transcription — Transcribing Bible verses as well as pieces from our literature book, Little Britches.

Handwriting — Learning cursive and script, students will soon write narrations in cursive script.

Grammar — Learning to break down the parts of a sentence and understanding adjectives.

Composition — Learning to write in essay form as well as writing letters in correct form. Students will compose a written narration about Ralph Moody's Little Britches.

Geography — Learning to identify different countries, specifically focusing on Europe.

Composer Study — Aaron Copeland (Biography) pieces for this month include: Piano Variations, El Salon Mexico, Quiet City, Billy the Kid, Fanfare for the Common Man.

Literature —  Reading and narrating Little Britches.

Picture Study — Fra Angelico (Biography) pieces for this month include:  Christ Adored on the Cross (1430) and Adoration of the Magi (1445).

Poetry — William Wordsworth (Biography) favorite poems, elements of poetry include: image, rhyme scheme, assonance, dictation, allegory, alliteration.

Read Aloud — Reading together and narrating Little Women.

Handwork — Handwork for this month will be calligraphy.

Math — Continuing to learn about the area of triangles. (fractions, fraction of a set

tables and graphs, presenting data, angles, and measuring angles.)

History — Chapters 12 and 13 in This Country of Ours, The Adventures of Captain John Smith and More Adventures of Captain John Smith.

Art —We will work on a desert landscape with chalk pastels and will learn about warm colors.

Citizenship — Learning the importance of forgiveness.

Spanish — I sew/ Yo coso (Series), I write on the board / Escribo en la pizarra (Series), I count / Cuento (Series), "Las Hojitas"  (Song), "Yo Quiero Aplaudir" (Song).

Music — Rhythm patterns, tonal patterns, in tune singing and families of the orchestra.

Physical Conditioning — Learning to properly warm up, jogging and sprints, volleyball and flag-tag.

Nature Study —  We will learn about Setaria Italica

(known as green or yellow Foxtail), Pokeweed, Pumpkin, and the

Northern Cardinal.

Important Dates

Friday, December 4th - All School Lunch (CANCELLED)

Thursday, December 17th - Christmas Candlelight Service 5:30 p.m.

Friday, December 18th - Early Release at 11:00 a.m., Teacher In-Service

Monday, December 21st - Friday, January 1st - No School, Christmas Break

Monday, January 4th - No School, Teacher In-Service

Tuesday, January 5th - School Resumes

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