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Holiday Shop

Every year the Liberty Foundation hosts the Holiday Shop.  This is an opportunity for your child to shop for the members of your immediate family for the holidays.  For a few dollars your child can purchase new or slightly used items to give to as a gift.  This is always a much-anticipated activity for the students. The holiday shop will take place from Dec. 18th-19th.  A small envelope was sent home to put your money in. Our shopping day is Monday, December 18th.

Gingerbread Houses

This year our class will be building gingerbread houses with Mrs. Bianchini's First Grade class. The Liberty School Foundation has provided all of the items we will need to build our Gingerbread Houses. The children enjoy using their imagination and creativity to make wonderful works of art. Please email me if you are interested in helping with Gingerbread House building.

The Winter Holiday Program

Our annual Winter Hoilday Program is Tuesday, December 19th at 6:30. The performance will be held at Hessel Church located at 5060 Hessel Ave. in Sebastopol. We have been practicing for weeks to prepare for a fantastic program. The students should arrive by 6:15 p.m. but not before 6:00 p.m. The program is approximately one hour. 

Mad Minutes

 Remember to practice math fact flash cards daily to help your child memorizes facts 1-9.  Each day the children will receive one page of 30 addition and 30 subtraction math problems. They will be timed for a minute. asked to draw a line, and finish each page. The children are asked to meet the second trimester grade level expectation of 30/30 on both the addition and subtraction Mad Minute. Mad Minutes are not easy in the beginning, but soon the children will memorize their basic facts and finish each addition level A1 and subtraction level A4 (sums & differences 1-9).
Your child will soon reach or exceed each trimester expectation.


 You can assist our child with recognizing and counting coins by helping your child practice at home. Listed below are ways you can help starting from the basics.

Sort and Name the Coins - Give your child a handful of coins. Be sure you have included pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Please have your child place each type of coin in a separate pile. Ask for the name of each coin.
Compare Values - Lay out a penny, a nickel, a dime and a quarter. Ask your child to tell you the value of each coin. For example, a nickel is worth five cents. Ask your child to tell you which coin is worth the most and the least.
How Many Do You Need? - If your child seems ready, ask questions such as, "How many pennies do you need to equal a nickel?" or "How many nickels equal a dime?"
How Much Do I Have? - This activity is for children who recognize the coins and know the value of each one. Lay out several coins (start with two, build up to several). Have your child count coins telling you the total value of the coins. It is helpful to remind your child to start with the value of the largest coin and count on. Continue to practice as you go about your daily life. For example, when out shopping with your child, discuss the amount you are giving the clerk.

Important Dates
Holiday Shop - December 18
Winter Program - December 19
Gingerbread Houses - December 21
Sing-A-Long - December 21