With the holiday season coming near, I thought it would be fun to do a little “gift exchange” among the students. The students will be picking a secret student this Friday and next week, will be leaving little clues for the student throughout the week. Some examples might be: “I’m a girl.” “I’m 8 years old.” “I sit at the White Table.” On Friday, December 11th, each student will bring in a gift for their secret student. This gift CANNOT be bought, but must be made with things in the house. If the student wants, they can give a piece of Halloween candy or something small of their own (with your permission). More than anything, I would love for the students to spend time thinking about their secret person and making something for them. Some examples of things from the past are: a decorated tissue box with a drawing inside, a colorful picture, a craft, etc. Last year, I got a spatula made out of duct tape! If you need some materials, please let me know and I can try to send some home with your student.
We are taking some District tests this week so the students have voted to not have Spelling homework while we are testing and to push our test back to next Wednesday. The students will not have spelling homework Tuesday and Wednesday this week but will have it Monday and Tuesday of next week. Thanks!
Next week is National “Hour of Code” week. There are over 15 million students worldwide (and 5,000 in Champaign) that are signed up for this event. Even though we do some sort of coding/computer programming every week, our school is trying to make this week a little different and more special for our kiddos.
On Thursday, December 10th at 1pm, I would like to invite all parents, guardians, or family friends/members to “Code with Your Kid” time. We will talk a little bit about our code time and then you will have the opportunity to experience Code Time with your student. We will be coding from 1:00pm - 1:45pm and then pack up to go home for the day. Please feel free to stay or leave as time allows for your schedule. We hope to see you all there!! :)
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