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October 14, 2016

Important Dates & Reminders

  • Staley the Bear will be here on the 28th of October for an anti-bullying assembly. Since the Bears have a number of injured players, I wonder if it will be one of them in the suit?
  • The Fall Party will be held on the 28th of October. I would love some input for planning. If you have any ideas and would like to help in this event, please let me know.
  • Volkening Heritage Farm: On the 8th of November, our class will be heading out to learn about farm life in the late 19 century.

Class Directory

If you would like (this is NOT required), you may share your personal information on the google doc included in this section. This would be an opportunity for the families to have access to contact one another.


Next Week's Spelling Words

Phonics & Spelling: Final Syllable -le

Spelling Words

  1. handle
  2. trouble
  3. simple
  4. people
  5. middle
  6. table
  7. little
  8. gentle
  9. poodle
  10. pickle
  11. noodle
  12. saddle
  13. juggle
  14. uncle
  15. riddle

*If needed, the challenge words will be posted on Haiku

*Spelling pretest will be given on Monday


Topic 3 - Apply Properties: Multiplication Facts for 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

Lesson 3-1 The Distributive Property

Lesson 3-2 Apply Properties: 3 as a factor

This week we have been using our manipulatives in math. Your child has been demonstrating his or her understanding of the Distributive Property using counters. If you are able to, try and make items available for your child. These items can be as simple as beans, paper clips, etc. Using objects to build arrays and problem solve, will strengthen his or her understanding on these topics.

This Week's Reading: Penguin Chick

Genre: Expository Text

Comprehension: Main Idea & Detail; Monitor & Clarify

Phonics/Word Analysis: Syllables V/CV, VC/V

Vocabulary: Synonyms, Context Clues

Voluntary Read-a-Thon

Dear Families,

Today kicks off our school-wide service project,the Read-a-Thon for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago! The Read-a-Thon will last until Friday, October 21st. Your child will be coming home today with a packet of information about the Read-a-Thon and the hospital itself. The benefits of this service project are two fold: 1) It motivates our students to read more. 2) It teaches our students the ever-important values of philanthropy.

Students are to collect sponsorship pledges for minutes they read during the Read-a-Thon and note their sponsors' information on their Sponsorship Form. Sponsors can choose to pledge an amount for each minute read or simply pledge a flat fee. You will notice in the packet that all monetary donations are to be collected online. When a student receives a pledge from a sponsor, it is the student's responsibility to give that sponsor a donation instruction ticket stub that can be found in his/her packet as well. (Of course, parents and family may help with this!)

On the last day of the Read-a-Thon, October 21st, it is the students' responsibility to contact their sponsors and inform them of how many minutes they ended up reading so that sponsors may make their donations accordingly. (My recommendation is to send out a mass email to the sponsors, since your children will be collecting email addresses!)

You will also find in the packet a Minute Recording Sheet which your child will be using to record their reading minutes. Parents' initials are needed as well. :)

If you would like to see some of the amazing things that Lurie Children's Hospital does and what your child's efforts will help provide, please watch these short videos by clicking HERE and HERE .

Thank you, in advance, for your help and support in making this Read-a-Thon a success!