### October 17th - 21st

Families,

Thanks for another amazing week. Student Council voting was a success. All of the candidates did a wonderful job on their posters and speeches. We are SO proud of all of them. Congratulations to the winners from each class.

## Upcoming Events

October 17th: Beginning of Second 9 Weeks

October 17th: PTA Fundraiser Ends

October 19th: College T-Shirt Day

October 20th: Library Check Out Day

October 21st: Book Fair Family Event, 2:30 - 6:00 pm

October 21st: Fall Festival, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

October 24th-28th: Red Ribbon Week

October 24th: Team Up Against Drugs! Wear your favorite jersey/sports team t-shirts

October 24th: Book Fair, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 25th: Give Drugs the Boot! Wear Western Wear

October 25th: Book Fair, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 26: I have the power to be drug free! Wear super hero shirts

October 26th: Book Fair, 7:00am - 3:00 pm

October 27th: United we stand against drugs! Wear red, white and blue

October 27th: Book Fair, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 28th: PTA Spirit Shop, 7:00 am

October 28th: Book Fair, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 31st: Happy Halloween!

October 31st: Reflections Submissions Due

## Our Week At a Glance

Math
This week the students will be applying mathematical processes to identify and apply number patterns in order to describe relationships. The students will be expected to determine whether a number is even or odd using pairings of objects to represent the number. The students will also be using their understanding of place value to determine the number that is 10 or 100 more or less than a given number up to 1,200.

This week we will continue to study fictional story elements, focusing on the plot (what is happening) in the story. Students will be expected to identify the plot of a fictional story whether it's read aloud or read independently. We will be reviewing characters and their traits and the setting in each story also.

Writing/Word Work
We have gone through and will continue to use the writing process: brainstorm, write, revise, edit and publish. We will continue to work on writing personal narratives, using a beginning, middle, and end to create a brief story. We will work on past, present and future tense verbs. Our words this week are: phone, then, that, those, thing. Our focus will be on the consonant digraphs--"th" and "ph" . You can find a complete list of all of our words for the year here. Please continue to study previous words and the word family words as they may be tested.

Science/Social Studies
In science we will begin our Changing Matter unit. The students will learn to compare changes in materials caused by heating and cooling and demonstrate that things can be done to materials to change their physical properties such as cutting, folding, sanding, and melting. The important part for them to understand is that the materials don't change themselves, just their physical properties change.

In social studies this week, the students will be studying communities and maps of their communities. The students will be creating a map of their own community.

Our Leader In Me Habit of the week will be Habit #5: Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood. This habit means: listen first before you speak. We will discover how The Berenstain Bears learn to show this habit.

## Our Student Council Candidates!

Thank you to all 6 of the leaders who ran this year. Congratulations to Makenzie and Sienna!