Bradley Broadcast October 2018
"One and Only You"
Dates to Remember
Happy October! All of our Bradley Bears have been working so hard on building their character and developing their friendships! I am beyond proud of our Bradley Bears for working so hard in their classes and persevering through challenges! All K-4 guidance classes have been amazing! We have watched students make new friends, make good choices, and improve on respecting themselves and their surroundings. October is another power month where our students focus and participate in various guidance lessons that are focused on "Character Counts," "National Fire Prevention Week," and "Red Ribbon Week." This month our character focus is "RESPONSIBILITY." We want to make sure that all of our Bradley Bears successfully master one of our amazing Bradley Bear Essentials:
- Act responsibly even when no one is watching.
When discussing this trait with your child, here are some examples to further explain a responsible student/child/friend. Encourage them to practice this role inside and outside of the school setting.
When I am responsible....
- I am accountable
- I am dependable
- I am trustworthy
During this month, our staff is truly dedicated in helping your child achieve this character trait with many frequent reminders, games, and activities.
Say Boo to the Flu!
October is Healthy Lung Month
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal flu viruses. This season, the CDC recommends the use of injectable flu vaccines (flu shots) only. The nasal spray flu vaccine is not recommended. Vaccination to prevent flu is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu.
In addition to getting your flu vaccine this season, the CDC also urges you to take everyday preventive actions to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu. Everyday preventive actions include the following:
* Avoid close contact with sick people.
* While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
* If you are sick, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care or other necessities.
* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
* Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
* Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.
Nationwide during last week, 1.2% of patient visits reported through the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) were due to influenza-like illness (ILI).
Let’s keep our big bears and little bears healthy this season!
Nurse Shelly, RN/AHA BLS Instructor
Bradley School Nurse 832-482-6815
Welcome to the Bradley Library!
October 1-5 Storybook Pumpkins displayed in the Library
Our Bears are getting excited about creating Storybook Pumpkins for Bradley’s Library! Decorate your pumpkin at home with paper, glue, paint, markers, pipe cleaners, fabric, or other craft items. Please do not to puncture the pumpkin in any way. Pumpkins must be picked up Friday by early dismissal.
October 5 Storybook Character Parade and early dismissal
Join us Friday morning at 8:30 for our annual Storybook Character Parade.
November 8 Reading and Math Family Night
November 5-15 Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair
Click the link to see Bradley’s upcoming Book Fair schedule and virtual flier.
There are numerous ways to volunteer in our library. We are always in need of people to help students locate books they love, assist with checking in and out 1,000 plus books a day, and shelving many more books than we can count each day (We BEARS love to READ)! Volunteers are always necessary for successful special events like our Book Fairs and Storybook Pumpkin Day. Please contact our amazing PTO for more information and volunteer opportunities! You may email: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the monthly SignUpGenius to become a library volunteer.
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News from your PTO
October is here and it is jammed packed with excitement! Be sure to mark your calendars so you don't miss out on the fun!
October 1st kicks off our 2018/2019 Yearbook Sale! In celebration of National Yearbook Month - yearbooks are on sale $25.00 until October 25th. After, yearbooks will be $30.00 through December 31st.
Bradley, Get Ready to Run! On your mark. Get ready. Get set. Go!!! FUN RUN is finally here and we are excited to support our students in raising money for their school! Beginning October 10th, you can log onto FUNRUN.com and register your student and make pledges. Our goal this year is to raise: $35,000! We can do it!!! Be on the look out for more info in Friday's Folders. Fun Run event is October 26th.
On October 30th, bring out the whole family for a Family Fun Night at our Annual Trunk or Treat Event. The fun kicks off at 6:00 pm. They'll be music, food and games! If you are interested in setting up a Trunk of Treat for our Bears, please email us at: Bradleybearspto@gmail.com so we can reserve a spot up front for you!
Save The Date:
December 1st - Winter Wonderland Festival
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Shawn Rouege, PTO President
- K-1st have been working on a free app called Doodle Buddy. It is a great app to help practice with letters and numbers
- Grades 2-4 have been working on finger placement and typing skills. The websites are easy to access and a fun way to practice!
I am excited to be your child's new computer teacher! Looking forward to a great year!
Play your way into typing with these fun and engaging typing games
We've been busy in art with the elements and principles of design! Our littles have been learning about abstract art and have created their own pieces using the lines, shapes, and colors of their choosing. Our older students have been working on making their mark with their dots. This project also introduced the children to the process of self and peer evaluation. This helps them take a deeper look into the creation process. Western Art is our next focus! We look forward to using what they're learning now to create amazing Western Art themed masterpieces!
Bradley Music Notes...
Music classes are rocking! Kindergarten students are busy practicing their four voices: talking, singing, whispering, and calling. First graders are learning the difference between beat and rhythm. Second graders are busy preparing for their music program based on the book, The Day the Crayons Quit. Our performance date is November 15, at 6 pm. You won’t want to miss it!
Third graders are sight-reading 3-note melodies on a staff, and fourth graders have been learning about the instrument families. The fourth graders get to hear the Houston Symphony perform on October 11, for Fine Arts Education Day. We can't wait!
Our fourth grade Honor Choir has been rehearsing every Friday morning. They will perform on November 12, at 8:30 am. for Veteran's Day. They will also perform after the Explore the Falls Race on November 10. We would love for you to come hear us!
It's the end of our first grading period, and we continue to keep your kids active by providing Physical Education at least 3-5 days a week. One of our goals is to not only get your kids active during school; but we would also like to get you and your child active after school. We also have continued teaching your children about healthy living and the different ways they can make healthier choices everyday. Attached you will find a monthly calendar that is full of fun activities and events that you and your child can do each day. This is a great way to make exercise a daily activity in your home. I also want to remind your child to bring their PE shoes to class so they can fully participate in PE. Also if your student has a health concern, please send a doctor’s note expressing the severity.
We will continue doing some great things in Physical Education and can’t wait to share. Fire Safety Week, Dental Hygiene, and Red Ribbon Week are among some of our special celebrations this month, plus we will be learning about bones and the importance of keeping them healthy.
This year the "Explore the Falls Race" will be held November 10th. We encourage our students to participate with their parents and make this a morning full of fun activities and learn more about staying healthy as a family. For more information about the race, click the link below. Happy October!
In the Classroom
Here is what PreK will be working on during the month of October:
Reading - We will continue to learn letters in our name along with letter sounds. By the end of the second nine weeks, our learners should be able to name at least 10 letters and produce 10 letter sounds. As we read stories in class, we will take notice of letters, words, pictures, and rhyming words.
Math - We will count from 1 - 15 and recognize numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. We will do some sorting by color, shape, size, texture, etc. We will study solid shapes, cylinder, cone, cube, sphere, pyramid and prism.
Science - We will study the life cycles of apples and pumpkins.
Social Studies - We will talk about people who help us in our community like the police, firefighters, teachers, doctors, and we will talk about what we might want to be when we grow up.
Writing -learners will work on writing their first name using legible letters in the proper sequence, participate in interactive writing and share their writing.
Can you believe we have been in school for over a month? Time seriously flies when you're having fun! In Kindergarten, we are currently working on:
- Mastering letters and sounds
- Identifying and comparing numbers
- Sight word recognition
- Experimenting using our five senses
- Making connections to our communities
In just a few days we will be participating in our school-wide Storybook Parade! Please feel free to send your child to school dressed as their favorite storybook character! They will want to bring the book their character stars in with them to showcase in the parade! We can't wait to see all of our Kinder Cuties dressed up and rocking their costumes! Parents, don't forget that you are invited to join in the festivities! We hope to see you there!
Also coming up soon on November 2nd, is our Kindergarten field trip to Old MacDonald's Farm! We are in need of at least 5 chaperones to assist with your child's class while at the farm. (But of course, the more the merrier!) If you are interested in chaperoning, please get in touch with your child's teacher to let them know. Chaperones must be registered CISD volunteers. More information will be coming home soon about our field trip, so be on the lookout! We can't wait to make memories out on the farm!
Our first graders are working hard and becoming better readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and citizens every day. We are so proud of our students’ growth as we near the end of the first nine weeks.
In Reading, will make connections with fiction text-text to self, text to text, and text to world. Mid-October we will begin learning the characteristics of nonfiction (informational expository) text. Please spend time with your child reading everyday to help them grow as readers.
During Writer's Workshop, we will publish a personal narrative (small moment) story and celebrate our writing with a publishing party. We will then begin our unit on opinion letter writing.
In Math, first graders have been working on adding and subtracting. This is a skill we will be building on all year. The first part of the year we focus on addition and subtraction to 10 but by May they will be going up to 20! We will also be digging into place value and geometry. Don't forget to practice counting to 120 as well as skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s!
During Science, we will wrap up our learning on the properties of matter and how heating and cooling change matter. We will then begin learning about the different types of energy-thermal, light, and sound.
In Social Studies, we have begun our geography unit and will continue learning about maps and globes. We will also review what it means to be a good citizen and end the month with learning about leaders in the community.
We are so thrilled for what lies ahead this school year! We look forward to watching your child grow! Happy Fall!
First Grade Teachers
October will be a busy, fun month in 2nd grade! In language arts, we will explore different types of non-fiction books and texts to deepen our reading comprehension. We will also participate in an imaginative writing unit where students will have the opportunity to use their creativity during the writing process. In math, we will use problem solving skills to solve word problems, recognize number patterns, and count coins using hands on manipulatives. In science, we will learn about various changes in matter and move on to learning about materials used in building structures. We will explore this unit with hands on labs and lessons. Please be sure that your child spends at least 20 minutes per day reading outside of school. We appreciate parent support in helping to make this a successful start to our year!
Second Grade Teachers
This month in third grade, our students will finish an addition and subtraction unit. In this unit, we are learning how to represent addition and subtraction with number lines, strip diagrams, equations, and pictorial models. We are also solving one and two step word problems. We will begin our multiplication and division unit in a few weeks. To prepare your child for success in this unit, please continue to practice math facts each night. In this unit, we will work on math facts, representing multiplication in different ways, and solving one step word problems.
In reading, we will finish an informational text unit and then move into poetry. We will review the different types of poetry, discuss author’s word choice and how it impacts meaning, and continue with comprehension.
Third grade will begin an informational writing unit. In this unit, students will experiment with the structures of procedural and report writing. Students will research throughout the unit to add important facts and important non-fiction features. We will also focus on organizing text in an appropriate way.
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