Peek at the Week

Oct. 10th- Oct. 14th

Overview of the Week

Writing: This week we talked about how we can use our sight words (I, am, a & see) in sentences. Each student wrote an "I see a_______" sentence about an item they saw while we were on our nature walk. We have also been talking about stretching out the sounds of a word to help identify the letters it is made of.

Math: We worked on grouping items of a specific number, patterns and identifying shapes and colors.

Reading: The students read independently and in partner groups! 10 minutes independent and 5 minutes in partner groups each day. We are working on building up our stamina. We also, as readers, discovered how the cover, title, and pages of a book all go together.

Science: We continued to talk about the signs of autumn and opened up our science center!

Social Studies: The students learned about the past, present and future. We had great conversation about how Dakota Village was a place people lived in in the past. We also discussed how things have changed over the years.

Word Work: Sight word: see

Other: This week is fire safety week! Two of our local fireman made a visit to WestWood on Wednesday in their fire truck. They talked to the students about the procedure to take if they are ever in a fire. The students also got to walk through the fire truck.

See pictures on schoology.


  • No School October 19th, 20th, 21st & 24th

  • October 31st will be our Fall Harvest Party! Students can come to school dressed in costumes, if you choose, and we will have a small parade for the 1st and 2nd grade students in the morning. The students can wear their costumes all day if they want to. Most of the students will want to change and put them back on for the party; please send a set of clothes for your child to change into if needed. In the afternoon we will have a party from 2:40-3:40! If you would not like your student to participate in this please let me know. If you would like to volunteer and have not received an e-mail from me please let me know and I will fill you in on the details. I am very excited!


Outdoor Fall Clean-up Event

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 4-6pm

Westwood School, Prior Lake, MN, United States

Prior Lake, MN

We are looking for parents (and kids can stay and help with parents too) to help with a few projects in the butterfly garden, front garden, and Kindergarten Play Area.

Click the link to find out more and RSVP: