October 14, 2016
During our reading lessons, we focused on know the difference between letters and words. We also worked on blending sounds together to read words. Our theme for the week was fire prevention. The students worked on expository text that give you factual information. Continue reading with your child at home, having them track the print by putting their finger on each word as they read them.
Next week we will complete our fire safety unit by visiting one of our local fire departments. We will also begin our unit on pumpkins, reviewing farms and apples, showing all of our lessons learned are connected to each other. We will also continue learning new word wall words. We will also work on beginning sounds, as well.
Next week we will continue to work on counting, numbers, shapes and sorting. We will also begin reviewing for the end of quarter assessment.
Please remember to send in your child's snack money. We have a snack in class daily. We ask that you not send in extra snacks. We ask that you pay for it monthly ($8), quarterly ($18) or yearly ($72) to help use our time more for instruction.
Please leave your child's "Weekly Report" in their communicators. We use the weekly report to help us keep track on behavioral incentives. We then file those away for documentation throughout the year. They will be returned to you at the end of the year.
Many students have been forgetting to put their names on their papers. Please tell your child how important this is. It helps us makes sure that we know who completes the activities. It also helps them with writing their names, which are found on their classroom tool kits. We have informed the students that if they turn in a paper with no name, they will have to move a stick. Please help them remember so they don't have to move a stick.
You should have found your child's class shirt in their communicator. These shirts will be worn on all field trips and special days at school. We will let you know when the class needs to wear their class shirts.
Dates to Remember
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
Fire Department Field Trip, please wear your class shirt.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Fall Pictures: Dress to impress!
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
Pink Out: Dress in pink from head to toe to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We would also like for you to donate $1 to help fight Breast Cancer.
Monster Mash Dance Party (6-8pm)
Monday, Oct. 31 - Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
NO SCHOOL: Fall Break
Mon. - Fri., November 7 - 11, 2016
Conference Week: Be on the lookout for a SignUp Genius to schedule a conference with me.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Field trip to Triple Diamond Farm