Miss Colsten's Weekly Newsletter
November 20, 2015
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 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
Thanks to Evan's dad for dropping in as our mystery reader this week!
Be Proud Read Aloud
When students purchase Be Proud Read Aloud, they can choose whether they read it or if they would like Miss Colsten to read it. This is Tyler reading aloud to our class earlier this week and we were laughing right along with his story!
Thanks to Vihaan's dad for coming in to share their family traditions during Diwali!