# A Peek at Our Week

## Here comes winter!

Brrrr!!! Please make sure your child is bundled up with winter coats, hats, and mittens so that they can stay warm during recess!

## Important Dates

11-13 Report cards online

11-14 PTO Vendor Fair

11-16 PTO Book Fair 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

11-17 PTO Book Fair 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

11-17 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30

11-18 PTO Book Fair 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

11-19 PTO Book Fair 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

11-19 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30

11-20 Fall Feast

11-26 & 11-27 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

12-4 Falcon Frenzy

12-4 PTO Movie Night 6:30 pm

12-17 Holiday Program 6:00pm

12-24 through 1-3 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

## Unit 3- Determining Text Importance/Identifying Sequence of Events

We will continue unit 3 next week. In unit 3, students will learn about sequence, the order in which events happen. They will learn that authors use signal words such as first, next, then, after, and finally to help readers understand sequence. Recognizing sequence helps readers follow directions, learn steps in a new process, or understand how events unfold over time.

## Counting by 5s and 10s

The focus of Module 4 is on counting by 5s and 10s to become more efficient at counting amounts larger than 10. Three of the sessions use five-armed sea stars as a context for counting, and students work together to make a quilt that exemplifies the counting-by-5s pattern in a variety of ways. Making the quilt blocks also involves some work with shapes and fractional pieces. The last two sessions introduce games that feature pennies, nickels, and dimes- another good context for counting by 5s and 10s, as well as reinforcing the counting on strategy. The games also give students practice counting collections of coins and comparing two-digit numbers.

## CVCe pattern words with a long A sound

1. make

2. take

3. rage

4. stage

5. place

6. scale

(I tell students that the "e" bumps the "a" to make the 'a' say its name.)