Short week Ahead!

"It takes big hearts to shape little minds"

"Cause & Effect"

We worked a lot with the strategy "cause & effect" in our main reading story as well as our small group work.

Ask your child what the "effect" would be from the "cause" of getting a good night sleep?!

We also did a lot of writing around friendships: what they look like, how they act, and of our own friendships. We read the story "A Diary of Spider." We had great discussion about the difficulties spider and his friend fly had and how they overcame these obstacles.

The One and Only Ivan

The One & Only Ivan is our class' read aloud that we started this week. When we do read aloud I have the students sketch and doodle what they hear on a blank piece of paper. They keep adding to their drawing everyday, and at the end of the week I have them share at their table their drawings. It is proven that doodling (about the topic) enhances comprehension. Your child should have brought the first one home in his/her BEE Binder. When you see these come home on Fridays ask them to use their collages to help them retell what we have read.!

They don't know it yet, but even though the story is fictional inspiration for this story lies within a true story!

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A Peek at this Week

Short week ahead means:

* No Spelling Test

* No Math Homework

* No Fluency Homework

With 2 1/2 days this week, we will be doing a lot of review of spelling/ word wall words as well as some fun activities with stories that will focus in on the strategies we have been working on so far.

Monday: Day 1~Music/PE (I believe they are doing the pacer test on this day!)

Tuesday: Day 2~ Library/ Friends

Wednesday: Day 3~ Music/ PE

"While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about..."

As always, I like to shoot out interesting/helpful articles that I come across. Parenting is the toughest job we have! We can never be educated enough about our most important job!...Here are a couple links/ short blurbs from the articles for you to read at your leisure!
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Will Turns 8!

Sunday, Oct. 25th, 12am

703 South 11th Street

La Crescent, MN

Picture Re-Take

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 8:30am

504 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN