Mrs. Epple's Class Newsletter
What's Going on...
**Since the children are working on the computers one night per week for homework and will be using them in class once they arrive in Nov., they need to know how to log on quickly. Please practice this at home. Their username and password are in their homework book on the inside of the front cover. It will make your child less stressed to be able to do this!
Mrs. Epple's Class 2016-2017
Creating a New Park
The children worked in groups to design a new park. It had to include 2 land features and 1 water features. Using the key they designed and named their park. Ask your child about which park they designed.
Happy Birthday to Lauryn and Gabby!
Creating a New Park
Dates to Remember and Reminders
- Sept. 20 Identakid -ID photo taken of your child. Info coming home on Monday
- Don't forget to collect box tops and send them in. Winning classes will get a prize each month.
We have been doing a lot of writing in journals, response to literature, and a short writing diagnostic story. The children need to write to become better writers so we try to sound out words, use the resources int he room like a chart, the word wall, or the sight word list in their writing folder. As we learn new skills, we will look for them in their written work. You can reinforce beginning a sentence with an upper case letter and ending it with a punctuation mark.
Math- Unit 1 "How Many of Each"
We have been combining two numbers to find a sum using various strategies. We have gone over count on, use a number line, mental math, doubles, and draw a picture.
combine, greatest, least, compare, equation, strategies
This unit featured looking at land and water features that make up the world. We identified the continents and oceans. The children learned how to remember the cardinal directions by the saying "Never Eat Soggy Waffles". We made group maps of a park and included items from a map key.
human features, physical feature, compass rose, cardinal directions, landforms, geography, human characteristics, continent, oceans, map key, symbol