ACAII Elementary Updates: December 14





12/21 – International Holiday Celebration

12/20 – PJ DAY

12/22-1/6 – Winter Break

1/9 – School Resumes

1/16 – No School MLK Jr. Day

1/26- 4-8th grades instrumental music performance 7PM @ John Muir School auditorium


Elementary News:


  • Here are some wins from this last week!

    • Mr. Theodore stepped in and did a fantastic job filling in for Mrs. Goetz while she was on Jury Duty.

    • Mrs. Goetz is back from Jury Duty!

    • In our big class meeting we created a visual “Community Tree” to which we added leaves with our thoughts on what our learning community should look like and sound like.

    • We are making GREAT progress on learning our holiday songs! We can’t wait to perform them for you.


  • International Holiday Celebration – Elementary and Primary students will be performing a few songs for parents at our International Holiday Celebration
    which will be at 10 AM on December 21st.

  • The Performance will be in Paradise Skate, the potluck in Poppy Hall.

  • Tuesday, December 20 is PJ day! Come to school warm and snuggly in your winter pajamas. Kids are welcome to bring a stuffy that can fit in their backpack.

  • The Montessori learning mats could use a spin in a washing machine. We would appreciate it if someone could take the mats home over the break to launder them. Email Mrs. Chapman if you are able:


Math Updates (Mrs. Chapman):


Mrs. Chapman is working hard with individual students and groups of students based on their needs. Please chat with your child to hear what they are doing in math!


ELA Updates (Mrs. Goetz):


Over the last week rotation 1 has demonstrated mastery or near mastery of CVC words.

Read Aloud: The Snowman


Magic e and long vowels


Rotation 2

Read Aloud: Aaron Becker’s Trilogy: Journey, Return, Quest

Comprehension Skills: Finding evidence in the text and drawing conclusions

Phonics: Syllables – Open/Closed Syllables and Rabbit Syllable words


Counselors Corner:

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ACA2 School Counseling Website (only accessible through an ACA email address)

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