Sanders' Sunflowers

Classroom Newsletter

Week of November 11-15, 2013

Upcoming Dates and Events

Nov. 11- Veteran's Day celebration

Nov. 12- makeup pictures

Nov. 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 20- Last day before Christmas Break

Information and Reminders

  • There will be a reading response journal due this week.
  • The students are bringing home information today about the subway fit for life challenge. Please read the letter in the red assessment folder for more information.
  • The students have a new speller's choice list in the spelling notebook for November.

Important Connections and Links

This is a direct link to my email and my website. I have also included the school's phone number.


Story: Seasons

Skills this week:

  • reading words with sh, ph, wh
  • identifying fact or opinion
  • Cause and effect
  • Reading and using contractions

The students will have a spelling and sight word test this week on Friday. This week the students will use all 12 words to fill in blanks in sentences.

Sight Words

1. down 2. yellow 3. fall 5. goes 6. when

7. green 8. who 9.grow 10.why 11. new

Word Wall Words

1. call 2. long 3. day 4. come 5. get


This week we will continue addition to 20 using various strategies. We will 'count on', use a number line and review fact families. A fact family is 3 numbers that can be used to write 2 addition sentences and 2 subtraction sentences. The class will have a math test on Friday.

Ex. (2, 3, 5) 2 + 3 = 5 ; 3 + 2 = 5; 5 - 2 =3;

5 - 3 = 2.


This week we will continue our science unit on force and motion. We will work on the position of objects and forces that push and pull. We will conduct experiments with cars on ramps and making structures to withstand forces.


Mon. - math sheet ; practice spelling words

Tues. - math sheet ; practice spelling words

Thurs. - sight word sentence practice sheet; practice spelling words

Fri. - reading response journal is due back.

Spelling City Directions

Spelling City Directions

- Log on to

- Click on the tab at the top labeled “Find a List”

- On the line “Enter Search Term” : type Renee Sanders

- On the line “Search by” select “teacher name”

- Select the one for the story we are reading in class that week.

- Find your child's spelling list (yellow or green) according the color of the list in his/her spelling notebook.