# Ms. Soltysiak and Ms. Heaster

## In the Classroom:

Students will be discussing the characteristics of living and nonliving things (how we know). Did you know a pumpkin is a living thing? Did you know a rock is not a living thing? Can you explain your answer? In Math, we are reviewing all of the concepts we have been learning: continuing to practice counting to 100, both by ones and tens; counting to know how many; comparing to know which is more, less, or equal; adding (joining) and subtraction (taking away); and how numbers work together to make other numbers, for example, 4 and 1 is the same amount as 5.

Please complete homework nightly so that routines for homework can be established. Remember to read each night to reach the 300 minutes each month. Your child will receive a book charm.

Sight Word Focus: we, can, to, the, like, at, run, a, I, need, want

Anderson Creek Primary School embraces the 7 Habits

of Leader in Me. These habits are listed and explained in

your child’s agenda in their daily take-home binder.

October - I will be proactive and I will set goals for myself. In October, practice being proactive (taking care of yourself and getting your "stuff" done, like homework and chores). Also, focus on setting goals for yourself (what do you want to improve?).

## Dates to Remember

Monday January 4th: Welcome Back

Friday January 15th: End of Second Nine Weeks

Monday January 18th: Martin Luther King Jr Holiday (No School)

Tuesday January 19th: Optional Teacher Work Day (No School For Students)

Wednesday January 20th: Mandatory Teach Work Day (No School For Students)

Monday January 25th: Report Cards Issued

## What to work on at home:

Continue practicing counting to 100 by ones and tens, number recognition through 20, writing numerals up to 20, and making sets up to 20 (using any kinds of objects you may have around the house), and naming shapes and explaining how he/she knows.

The more your child talks to you to explain his/her thinking, the better.

## Class Schedule

8:00-8:20- Morning work, breakfast, restroom
8:20-8:30- phonics; phonemic awareness activities
10:00-11:00- guided reading; tubbies (integrate content); centers
11:05-11:50- Resource; planning
11:55-12:25- LF Math mini lesson
12:35-1:00- Lunch
1:00-1:30- Recess
1:45-2:35- LF Math continued, Math Groups; math tubbies
2:30-2:50- content; reading group as needed; daily reflection and pack-up

Resource Schedule: 11:20-12:05

Monday: Media/Technology

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: PE

## Classroom Wishlist

playdough

EXPO dry erase markers for students to use

post-it notes for students to use

paper plates (real paper ones (uncoated); cheaper ones; small and regular size)

motivational/reward stickers

folders

treasures (for treasure box)

extra crayons/markers

snacks for the classroom

card stock

long sentence strips

labels

extra folders and notebooks