Newsletter Dec. 9-13

Mrs. Leonard’s Class

December 9th-13th


Special Notes and Dates


  If you ever need to contact me, you can email me at or call 812-678-2777.  If I am unable to talk at the time, you can leave a message on my voicemail or with Judy, and I will call you back as soon as possible.  


We will be doing the gift exchange on Friday, December 20th.  They can bring their gifts in any day between now and December 20th. 





“Around One Cactus”




cause and effect

compare and contrast

purpose for reading

irregular verbs

fact and opinion




If you would like to review your child’s reading or math tests, you can access them on 

username : firstinitialmiddleinitiallastname29

password: their lunch code and three initials




Skills to practice 

relating multiplication to division


Topic 4 Test on Wednesday

Study pages 224-232


Multiplication Fluency

   You can start practicing multiplication facts with your child.  We will start taking quizzes in October. In December, I want them to know 50 facts in four minutes. Each month, this number will increase by 10.    By the end of third grade, the students will need to know 95 mixed (1-12) multiplication facts in four minutes. 



We are working on our research paper.  If they are done with their research paper, they are working on a fictional story with a partner. You can look at their work anytime on google docs. 


Spelling Test

We will take the Spelling/Writing test every Friday.  The students will have to spell all 15 words on the front. On the back, they will be given  five sentences to write correctly. Each sentence is worth 3 points– 1 point each for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.  The total test is worth 30 points-15 for the words and 15 for the sentences. Challenge words do not count for or against their score.  The challenge words earn them money for the classroom store.