The Lakehoma Ledger

November, 2020

Dear Families,

We are ready for November! It has been a tough year, but let's help our children focus on what we can be thankful for!


Just some reminders! Breakfast stops serving at 7:35am. Please be sure that your child is at school before this time if they want breakfast.


Your child will be bringing home a "Veterans Day Heart" worksheet. They may color and follow the directions that are on it. We want to display these in the hallways! Hearts/pictures must have your child's name and teacher's names on them. They are due in the front office on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th!

Pre-K

In November Pre-K will be learning the letters P,C,S and Y. We will celebrate the Letter P by having a Pajama and Picnic Day on Friday, November 6th. We will also have a special Feast with Friends Snack on Friday, November 20th. Remember to get on SeeSaw each week for extra letter lessons.

Kindergarten

October was such a fun month full of pumpkins! Thank you to all of the donations for our pumpkin STEM day and for helping your child complete their pumpkin book report! We enjoyed seeing the cute characters that came to school! In November we will be talking about Veterans, Pilgrims and Native Americans! We will be learning all about blends, syllable patterns and long vowels. We will also be exploring informative writing. Make sure you continue reading at home and filling out reading logs! We are working so hard at school and we appreciate your help at home too!

First Grade

October was such a fun month full of pumpkins! Thank you to all of the donations for our pumpkin STEM day and for helping your child complete their pumpkin book report! We enjoyed seeing the cute characters that came to school! In November we will be talking about Veterans, Pilgrims and Native Americans! We will be learning all about blends, syllable patterns and long vowels. We will also be exploring informative writing. Make sure you continue reading at home and filling out reading logs! We are working so hard at school and we appreciate your help at home too!

Second Grade

In November, we will be learning about nonfiction text features, main idea, and subtraction strategies. We are also going to be learning about the first Thanksgiving. Seesaw activities are being sent out weekly. These activities review skills your child has previously been taught. We go outside for recess unless it is below freezing. It is getting colder out, please make sure your child has a jacket. Jackets need their names written inside them. Thanksgiving break will be November 23rd-27th. Thank you for continuing to read 20 minutes a day and practicing math facts 10 minutes a day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Third Grade

November is finally here! Did anyone else think October was the longest month ever?!? This month we will learn about seeds and how they mature into plants in Science. In Social Studies, we will find out about the American Indian migrations and settlements. We will be discovering through primary/secondary resources notable historic and present-day Oklahomans. Did you know there is more than one way to skin a cat? In Math we are learning different ways to add/subtract larger numbers and using rounding and estimation to predict/check our answers. Make sure you have the Unit 3 Family Letter handy because some of these methods are not the way you and I learned how to add and subtract. Finally, in ELA we will start with identifying cause & effect and analyzing illustrations then move to main idea and sequencing of events. These are just a few of the comprehension skills that students will need to be successful on the OSTP in April. As always, if you have any questions, please email your child's teacher or message them through Seesaw.

Fourth Grade

In November our fourth graders will be working with fractions in math. As always Mrs. Stephens and Mrs. Hodges will continue to work on quick multiplication. Reflex math isn't working but we will soon have a new program to use to work with math facts. Mrs. Bullard and Mrs. D. will be working with fourth graders on inference in reading. This is a tough skill that requires them to take what they read and draw conclusions from there. Please continue to have your child read at least 20 minutes each night and record that time on their calendar reading logs! In social studies we will study the Southeast region and take a test over that region. We will also touch on Veterans Day and do some activities to celebrate! As for science, Mr. Ladd and Mrs. Stephens will teach your child about the scientific method by observing meal worms. 😊 Please continue to check seesaw for assignments and messages! Thank you for all you do!

Art

We are starting our art around the world unit this month! We will be learning about the history and geography of the world through art. Our first stops include North America, South America, and Europe. Each grade level will have a different country within these continents. We are looking forward to learning about our world.

Music

Our students have been working hard on identifying and performing high and low sounds as well as melodic shapes in in our Pre-K and kindergarten classes. Our first grade has been working on hearing and performing ostinatos (short repeated patterns in music). Second and third grades began learning about the history of music in the Baroque and Classical periods. Lastly, fourth grade started identifying whether songs were in major or minor and are working to be able to explain how each mode is created.

P.E.

We will talk about healthy food choice as we approach Thanksgiving. Please help your child replace sugary snacks with healthier snacks. We will talk about gun safety. "We will also begin our Archery unit. Archery club information has gone home.

Reading

Our school year is well underway and daily routines are important for students to be ready for learning each day. We hope that you have found time to spend reading and enjoying some books together. Shared reading is one of the strongest ways for children to learn to love books. Try these ideas with your child: · Read regularly. Aim for every day but be creative and find time while waiting for practices. · Take turns choosing books. Children love to hear old favorites. Use your turn to introduce new titles and variety like poetry and nonfiction. · Let them participate. Ask your child to turn the pages while you read. Go slowly so there is time to understand the story and look at the illustrations. · Be playful by using different voices and substituting familiar names for the main character’s name. You do not have to be an expert reader! Your child will love it when you read aloud because it is you!

Counselor

Hello Lakehoma Family! The Mindset for November is Attitude of Gratitude. Lakehoma Leaders will begin the annual Food Drive for local food banks. Please donated non parishable food items November 2- November 20. If you or your family are in need of assistance for holiday meals, please email bushk@mustangps.org