# Alexander's Announcements!

## Important Information!

What an amazing week! Race Around Webster was incredible! It is great to be a part of such an awesome event. Thanks to all who made it happen!

J Hawk Huddles were this week. In our huddles we focused on one of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven and Sean Covey. Our focus was "begin with the end in mind". Have your child share his/her thoughts on what this means to him/her.

## Math Math Math!

Our Math Goals for Unit 2: I can complete math facts to 20 with accuracy.

I can add 2 digit numbers to 100.

• Quick look cards.
• Addition Strategies – Odd + Odd = Even, O + E = O, E+E=E,
• Doubles +1
• Near Doubles
• Make a ten and add one/two
• Race to 30
• Using the Number Grid or Number Line to count up
• Adding the Biggies & the Littles
• Turn your calculator into a doubles machine

## Language Arts Activities!

Our goals: The focus genre: Informational/Expository Narrative and Nonfiction Text Features. I can ask questions before, during and after I read to help me understand the key details and authors purpose. I can summarize informational texts using key details and text evidence.

• Our guided reading books - novel studies
• What is a root word, prefix,suffix?
• Subject and Predicate of a sentence.
• Descriptive words.
• Commas in a series
• Capitalizing the word I
• Summarizing as a comprehension strategy.
• Nonfiction text features such as charts, photographs, headings, Venn diagrams.
• It Happened to Me stories!

## Science Rules!

Our Science Goals for Habitats: I can understand how plants and animals depend on each other. I can do research on plant and animal habitats.
• Jester Park Field Trip.
• Pond Habitat – Diorama projects will begin next week, please make sure your child has brought in a shoe box or large kleenex box.
• Fish, tadpoles, dragonflies, cat tails, moss, algae and insects live in a pond.
• Layers of the pond!
• Animal Groups – amphibians, insects, mammals, and reptiles
• Junior Achievement activities!

## Upcoming events!

• Concert - October 13th
• Insect Zoo - October 14th
• Parent Teacher Conferences - November 10th & 15th