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Monday, December 4, 2017

Day 61

note from our Librarian, Ms. Hayward - Our Very First Book Fair is Coming Soon – Yee-Haw!
“Saddle Up & Read” with the first Scholastic Book Fair at St. Jude’s Academy – December 7 to December 14
There will be lots of exciting books, posters, bookmarks, pens and pencils, etc. to choose from!
Proceeds will go to buying great new books for our library.
Students interested in being part of the Student Crew will be meeting tomorrow (Nov.21) at lunch.
More Parent Volunteers are also needed.  If you’d like to help out please contact Ms. Hayward at
Keep an eye out for more information here on your teacher’s blog, on Facebook, and on the Library blog:

We have begun preparing for our Christmas concert which is coming up quickly. Each class picked a country which they will relate a song or skit to how they celebrate Christmas. The grade 1 classes choose the United States and our class will be singing 'Christmas in Hollis' by Run DMC. Students are encouraged to memorize the song and actions this week. We will have some time during the next 2 weeks to rehearse. The link to the song is
Students will be asked to dress in black pants, a white or red shirt and sunglasses for the day of the concert.
March Break Camp registrations have been sent home. If you are interested in registering you chid for our amazing March Break camp, please send in the completed March Break camp registration form, along with the $20 one-time non-refundable deposit. Please note that lunch is also included each day!

The student crew is getting ready to run a few games starting Friday and into next week. One of them will stop by each of your classes to introduce the game and give each student their "free" guess ballot or to play the game. Extra guesses can be bought for 25c each or $5 guesses for a dollar so please let your students know to bring their change if they'd like to participate.

Year Ahead DaySJA is excited to announce that Year Ahead Day is happening again this year! This will be happening on Tuesday, December 5th.   Year Ahead Day is a fun and interactive day for the students at SJA to spend a day in the class of the grade level ahead of them (example: Grade 1 students spend their day as Grade 2 students etc.).  This is a great way for the students at SJA to get a glimpse into their future life at SJA!  Students can get to know the teachers, see their future classroom, and take part in activities they will be participating in next year.

Upcoming Dates & Events

Thursday, December 7 – Thursday, December 14 – SJA first book fair
Friday, December 8 – December hot lunch payments due
Tuesday, December 12- Christmas concert for JK-Grade 2- Please come dressed in black bottoms, a red or white top and sunglasses.

Congrats Julia for winning the thinker award.

Calendar- the special helpers put up the date, counts down to 100 days of school, and tells us what the weather is like today.
Agenda Read 15 minutes, year ahead day tomorrow, spelling sentences due Friday, spelling test tomorrow
UOI with language focus- Today students received their weekly spelling words and completed activities from their spelling workout booklets.

Math- Today we began our new unit. Students were given different objects and had to make an addition and subtraction equation for each.
Unit of Inquiry- We finished organizing our refrigerators. Then some students got to present what they organized at home.
Reading buddies today

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