Dear Parents and Families,

This Thursday, December 20th. Irving is having a fun school-wide community building time. Students will be able to sign up to complete a fun activity in another teacher’s classroom around the school for an hour. Ask your kiddo what they did for their chosen activity after Thursday. It should be a wonderful time!

This week, we will be spending time reviewing multiplication and division as well as how to solve these types of questions when they are a part of multi-step word problems.   After winter break, we will be starting our fraction unit that will last for 8 weeks. Today we started an art activity we will be doing for an art competition through the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s (UofO’s art museum) NewArt Northwest Kids competition. The art must be about ecosystems, our state, and geography. We will submit kiddos artwork the week after break and will let families know if any of their kiddos art was chosen to be a part of the gallery on the UofO campus.

Margriet Ruurs is the author of over 35 books for children and educators. She has a Master of Education degree from Simon Fraser University. She loves to visit schools and share about writing, becoming a published author, and the importance of a good book and READING! We thought it would be wonderful and extremely powerful for 2nd and 4th grader writers to meet her and learn about publishing books. We have invited her to Irving for a half-day workshop. She will spend an hour with 2nd graders and an hour with 4th graders sharing her books and the power of writing.  The author visit will take place on Friday, January 18, 2019.  Each student will be responsible for bringing in $3.  Please send in $3 by January 11th.  We are very excited to welcome Margriet to Irving.

Friday December 21st will be a PJ day! Jake saved up and spent his Dojo points on a PJ day for the class! In the afternoon we will have a low key celebration. We will have a snack, drink, play a game or two and watch the rest of Polar Express that we started last week to go along with a reading unit. If any families want to donate anything for our party, please send me an email.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday December 19th: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm

Monday December 24th-January 6th: Winter Break; No School

Monday January 7th: School Resumes

Friday January 18th: Margriet Ruurs Author Visit

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

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