Dawkins’ Class Quick Update 12/15/18

Hello Families! Here is a quick run-down of what we did this week:
Age of Exploration
We mapped the routes and learned about Amerigo Vespucci this week.
Drafting our Feature Article supporting paragraphs and developing scenic leads to draw in our audience
Non-Fiction book studies. We worked on strategies to figure out complex vocabulary.
Buddy Class
On Wednesday, December 19 at 3 pm we will decorate gingerbread people with Mrs. Mack (our buddy class).  Thanks to the Hergerts/Haydens and Cranes for purchasing candy and frosting. We would use a couple of more cans of white frosting and small candies to decorate. We also need about 60 large white Chinet plates and plastic wrap (to hopefully get them home).
Activities Before Winter Break:
Thursday, December 20 will be our last day before our Winter Break. School resumes on Monday, January 7, 2019!

Ugly Holiday sweater contest will be this Wednesday.

Canned Food Drive~ Our class is participating in our annual Canned Food Drive. Please send any extra food that you can donate. We are also needing other supplies such as: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, etc. December 19 will be the final day before items are boxed up.  We are hoping that we can line the hall on both sides from the west commons to the east commons. All food and supplies collected will be donated to Corbett families.