Miss Colsten's Weekly Newsletter

November 20, 2015

Important Dates

November 23rd- Cornbread and Butter permission slips are due

November 25-29- Thanksgiving Break: No School!

December 4th- Donuts in December 9:30-10:00 - For the special men in our lives, one guest per student please.

This Week...

This week we're learning all things Turkey and Thanksgiving. Those Turkeys in Disguise projects turned out absolutely amazing!! Thanks for all your encouragement and hard work in helping your kiddos complete that project. :) They are hanging proudly in the hallway outside our classroom, along with our Wanted posters created to catch them before the holidays.

It was such a highlight to have Vihaan's family come in and share with us about Diwali. We loved hearing about the parties, fireworks, and special traditions that happen in their household. Ask your child about Diwali and compare it to any family holidays/traditions you have in your household!

In Reading we're continuing to compare Thanksgiving stories that are fiction and non-fiction. We're learning more about turkeys and your child should come home with their turkey books. Have them read it to you and ask questions. If you or your child don't know, take a moment to research!

In Math, we're using a variety of games to review skip counting, subtraction and addition. We've focused in particular at noticing the difference an addition and subtraction equation. We are making sure we look for those signs and remember what to do when we see them. ( +, -)

Sight words: review
Sight words so far this quarter:
it, me, am, so, do, get, was, her, to, is, for, she, he, orange, red, blue, green, yellow

Discovery News

Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week we continued our unit on Family with reading a book about Grandparents. Students had fun with a puzzle day and painting turkeys! For Social Skills, we discussed empathy and how our bodies can help us know how we are feeling. We also played a fun class game called Builders and Bulldozers. Ask your child if they can tell you how it is played!