Book Orders - I sent the forms home yesterday. If you would like to place a December order, please do so by the end of the school day on Friday. If you order online, my class code is MHHCD to connect. By ordering Friday, books should arrive before Christmas break. If you would like to order books as gifts, and would like me to keep them back for you to pick up, please let me know.
Santa's Workshop - We will go to Santa's Workshop at 8:45 Thursday morning. This is an opportunity for students to purchase small gift items and have them wrapped. The envelope with the "budget sheet" was also sent home on Monday.
Food Drive - You should have received emails previously, but we are wrapping up our non-perishable food item drive for KirkCare in Kirkwood. Our goal is to collect 1,000 items.
This Week Information:
This week we launched into our new science topic of water (and eventually we'll add climate components). We are continuing to work our way through the people of the Christmas story for religion. We are continuing to transition back to other reading groups and work after coming out of our research clubs for the Thanksgiving projects and some follow-up/wrap-up last week. Our special Christmas gift art projects are also coming along nicely! Monday we also spent time coding as part of the International Hour of Code Computer Science week (check out www.code.org for more great resources). It's a busy time in 3rd grade!
Advent: It's also a busy time at home and in the church year. I know that many of you choose to worship together for this Advent season at your own church or the 3:45 service at Webster. With that in mind, I will not assign Wednesday homework in December. Also, we will have inside pick-up on these Wednesdays as the parking lot gets too busy for outside pick-up.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus.Looking Ahead:
Next Friday, December 15th is the due dates for the student's map projects that were given out right before Thanksgiving. Students will be getting their graded map books back before the end of the week to use as a reference. Students will present about their map beginning Monday the 18th. I am not expecting a huge presentation just sharing the basic information about their country and map.
Mrs. Belsha has invited us to their Christmas program next week. Since we have so many siblings I plan to take our class to attend. Mrs. Braun's class is leading chapel on Wednesday next week for their program.
Please remember that the all school Advent Worship Service is Monday, December 18th at 6:30 at Concordia Kirkwood. Students are expected to attend and be seated with our class by 6:25. There will be a 3rd/4th grade recitation and song. The words for the recitation will become memory work next week in place of the Bible verses on the original schedule. Those words will come home Wednesday and I will post them on the blog as well tomorrow (they are currently not with me as I type this, my apologies).
Please plan to turn in service project forms before leaving for Christmas break.
Awaiting the Advent of our King, Christ our Mighty Fortress,