Frenchtown Academic Newsletter

For the week of November 16, 2015

Happy Birthday to our Frenchtown Friends!

November 16: Selah C.

November 17: Tegan L.

November 19: Kevin C., Luna K.

November 20: Cameron G.

Thoughts from our students:

"What are you most thankful for?"

Patrick: "I'm grateful for this school and my family."

Ryder: "I'm grateful for school and my family.

Samantha: "I'm thankful that everybody's together."

Charlotte: "That there's lots of food for the whole family."

Emma: "For my friends."
Gian Luca: "Jesus, because he's the guy who made us."

Courtney: "For the feast."

In the classrooms



Counting to 50 and representing quantities to 10

Parent Newsletter:



Letters: l, h, k

Word awareness

Syllable count

Sentence writing



With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and

the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an

illustration depicts).

Grade 1


First graders are now working on the math topic of measurement and data. They are learning how to organize, represent and interpret data with up to three categories.


Guided reading group discussions center around making predictions, finding cause and effect relationships as well as discussing setting in a book and the author’s purpose for writing the selection. First grade is also learning about punctuation marks.

Grade 2


Students are continuing to work on double digit addition. Please remind your child to practice the math facts nightly, so that addition with larger numbers won’t feel too intimidating.


Second graders are continuing to write narratives and opinions. At the same time, they are busy finding facts as they close read a variety of nonfiction materials.


Students will be practicing reading short passages from the social studies textbook. They will be introduced to new vocabulary as well.


If you were not able to sign up for Parent-Teacher conference day, you may want to contact your child’s teacher to arrange for a meeting on a different day.

Events for the week

October 17: Owls in RI Audubon Society

October 19: Photo Retakes