Week at a Glance

October 17 - October 21


Don't forget to turn in Box Tops by October 25 for the 1st contest!! Thank you to those of you who have been taking the time to cut them out & send them in :)

What are we doing in Mathematics?

We are in our first days of the new quarter! That means we will continue reviewing concepts such as multi-digit addition and subtraction in story problems. Some of the problems we encounter will require multiple steps so we will analyze each question carefully. We will also start the beginnings of working on our MULTIPLICATION skills :)

What's happening in Reading?


We are jumping back into our Reading curriculum with the story "One Small Place in a Tree". We will get to explore the different kinds of animals that can use a tree as a home throughout all of the seasons.

Comprehension Strategies

ask and answer questions, visualizing, author's purpose, cause & effect

Spelling Words

along, bought, close, something, seem, laughed, lady, enough, graph, paragraph, photograph, particle, atom, element, property, decimal

Daily 4

We've had success with Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work. We will continue to practice the correct routines and procedures with Word Work as the week progresses. Hopefully next week we will get to introduce and practice Listening to Reading where students will get to choose a story to listen to and get to follow along with the book using the iPads. This helps us practice our reading fluency (reading out loud) and being able to read with expression.

Language Foundations...what's that??

This past week, we started working on our basic reading skills through a program called Language Foundations. We get to explore the differences between vowels and consonants, practice our cursive handwriting, as well as rhyming and many more skills! This program will help all of us work on filling in any gaps we may have in our reading skills. With the help of this program, our hope is that we will all be reading at grade level by the end of the year!


Here are some websites for students to work on if you'd like them to get some extra practice at home! Just click which resource you want them to work on. Lexia is the only resource where we have a limited number of students working with it.

Questions to ask your student to help learn about each day

  1. Tell me about the best part of your day.
  2. What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
  3. Did any of your classmates do anything funny?
  4. Tell me about what you read in class.
  5. What do most of the kids do at recess?
  6. Do you think math [or any subject] is too easy or too hard?
  7. What's the biggest difference between this year and last year?
  8. What rules are different at school than our rules at home? Do you think they're fair?
  9. Who did you sit with at lunch? What do you talk about?
  10. Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?

Upcoming Events in October

17th- Yankee Candle Fundraiser Ends

19th- 3 PM Fundraiser pick up

22nd- 1st El Paso Block Party from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

24th-26th- Red Ribbon Week

25th/27th- Conferences

31st- Fall Party- parade in the AM/party in the PM