Mrs. Stuart's ELE Newsletter

October 14, 2016

This Week in ELE

This week in our classroom we continued our learning about fall and harvest. In circle time, we practiced answering the question "Where is the Crow?" using positional words including above, below, beside, and between. The students all learned some hand motions to go with the words to help us remember what the words mean- ask them to show you!


We practiced forming the number 7 and sang a bunch of fun songs about scarecrows. Check your kiddo's backpack for the "Colors of Fall" book we worked on!


Books we read: Little Scarecrow Boy; Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch; The Carrot Seed

Next Week...


Theme: Pumpkins and More!


Number of the Week: 8


Shape of the Week: Oval


*For the first 9 weeks, we will focus on a number and shape every week. Beginning in the second 9 weeks, we will switch to a letter of the week*

Snack Helper for the Week of October 17: Charlotte

Snack Reminder: Please send enough snacks to provide for 11 students, for 5 days. Occasionally, we will have a visiting student in our class, so please plan for approximately 60 servings. Some ideas are apples, bananas, a large box of goldfish or similar crackers, a box of cereal, etc.

Happy Birthday!!

Lexi- October 17

National Unity Day-10/19/16

Wear ORANGE: Make a Statement!

A note from our school counselor...

ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. “When hundreds of individuals in a school or organization wear orange, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the unified message to kids to know that they are not alone.”

“One of every four school-aged children will be bullied this year - upwards of 13 million students,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors Unity Day and founded National Bullying Prevention Month in 2006. “It’s important these students know they are not alone and that they have the right to feel safe. By joining together and wearing ORANGE on Unity Day, we can send the unified message that we care about student’s physical and emotional health and that bullying will no longer be accepted in this society.”

FYI...

I will be in and out of the classroom over the next two weeks for various district meetings and trainings as well as some personal leave. I have arranged for subs that I know will be a great support for Ms. Pamela and Ms. Maggie and will work well with the kiddos. I will be checking email regularly so if you need anything you can contact me! Thank you for your understanding :)

Reminders

- Please be aware of the changing weather! Send a light jacket if needed and also send some seasonally appropriate extra clothes in case of accidents or spills

- Remember to bring a water bottle every day!

- Please check your child's folder everyday for notes and work we've done :)

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

October 21- End of 1st 9 Weeks

October24 through 28- Red Ribbon Week

October 26- Early Release