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Fun on the Nature trail!   We used our senses and went on a scavenger hunt!

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See you on Thursday for the Feast!

Thursday, November 16th is the feast for our class.   Our lunch time 11:20 – 12:00.  Come and eat with your child and help us celebrate the start of the Thanksgiving season!  Looking forward to having you join us!

2, 5 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 14.

1, 3 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 15.

K, 4 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 16.

*On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14th and 15th, the students will be eating sack lunches and/or lunch boxes in the classroom, due to the Thanksgiving Feast for the other grades that day.

 

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Curriculum Connections:

We will be reviewing all our skills from the previous weeks. I am so proud of the students.  Keep up the great attitude and learning!

We will keep the same sight words this week and review all the sight words previously learned.   Keep reading and learning those sight words!

Sight Words – an, more, be, *people, *time

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Upcoming Events

2, 5 Feast Day – November 14th

1,3 Feast Day – November 15th

K, 4 Feast Day – November 16th

Thanksgiving Break – November 20 – 25

Kindergarten Holiday Sing A Long – December 15th ~ 8:15am

 

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Frey’s Thanksgiving Feast is on Thursday, November 16th for our class.   Our lunch time 11:20 – 12:00.  Come and eat with your child and help us celebrate the start of the Thanksgiving season!  Looking forward to having you join us!

2, 5 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 14.

1, 3 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 15.

K, 4 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 16.

*On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14th and 15th, the students will be eating sack lunches and/or lunch boxes in the classroom, due to the Thanksgiving Feast for the other grades that day.

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Keep practicing those sight words at home.

I am so proud of their progress! 

Keep reading at home!

Thanks parents for all that you do!

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Curriculum Focus

Reading Understanding story elements (characters, setting, problem/resolution) Using a retelling rope for comprehension; making text to text connections with stories; locating a letter, word, & sentence; telling a story in sequence; adjectives; nouns; fiction vs nonfiction stories; Keep activating your reading powers!

Reading Powers:   Pointer Power, Reread Power, Picture Power, Snap word Power, Sound it out Power

Phonics Blending CVC words;  rhyming words;  word Syllable Practice;  Short vowel word families;  blends (ch, th, sh, wh), hard and soft sounds of the letters “c and g”; review of blends – (bl, cl, sl, pl, gl, fl); king of “ing” sound; beginning, middle, ending sounds

Writing informational – how to writing.  Focus on:  Beginning each sentence with a capital letter, ending with punctuation, using sight words, and “stretching out” the sentence for added details.  Students are using “Mr. Spaceman”  to help with the neatness of their writing!

Sight Wordsan, more, be, *people, *time

Math – Combining and Separating Sets (Addition and Subtraction to 5); Representing numbers  (tally mark, domino, picture, number word, fingers, etc.); Writing numerals to 20 correctly; teen numbers; Counting to 100; Math Journals – higher order problem solving; Counting sets to 20 in a line, rectangular array, and a scattered configuration; greater than, less than

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Upcoming Events

Student Holiday/Election Day (No school)  – November 7th

Stem lab  – November 8th

Relay for Life Hat Day for $1 donation – November 10th

Nature Trail Walk – November 10th

Veterans Day – November 11th

2, 5 Feast Day – November 14th

1,3 Feast Day – November 15th

K, 4 Feast Day – November 16th

Thanksgiving Break – November 20 – 24

Kindergarten Holiday Sing A Long – December 15th ~ 8:15am

 

 

 

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American Symbols Research Project

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We can’t wait to hear all the wonderful information that your child will find out about their American symbol. Projects are due on November 3rd.  The kids will be recording their projects with Mrs. Sherman, our media specialist.  Please have them practice reading their facts.  What facts did you find?

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Curriculum Focus

Language Arts Skills: Title, author, illustrator; comprehension (characters, setting, beginning, middle, end of a story); informational text; locating a letter, word, and sentence; rhyming words; blending and reading CVC words; the students are using a retelling rope for comprehension and answering questions from the reading; Identifying letters and sounds; ending sounds; short vowel sounds; consonant blends; digraphs

Sight Words:   *Students should be practicing their sight words every night for a few minutes. These important words will help your child with their reading and writing. Thank you for your help with this.

*way, *day, *say, do, who, where

Writing:  informational writing; punctuation; capitals; lower case letters; pictures matching words; saying words slowly and writing the sounds we hear. We are writing at least one or more complete sentence. Let’s keep “stretching out” the sentences to add more details.  We are also working on our handwriting.

Math:  counting objects up to 20 in a line, rectangular array, and a circle;  representing numbers in different ways (using tally marks, domino, dice, math problem, numbers, words, drawings, etc); correct number formation; counting to 100; strategies for solving math problems

Social Studies: American Symbols: The Bald Eagle; Veteran’s Day

Science: Day and Night

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Upcoming Events

Dress Up/Character Day – $5 donation – Relay for Life – October 31st

Fall Centers – October 31st- 11:00 – 12:15

Research Projects Due:  November 3rd

Student Holiday/Election Day – November 7th

Veterans Day:  November  11th

Kids will eat lunch in the classroom while 1, 2, 3, 5 have feast day: November 14th and 15th

Thanksgiving Feast: K and 4   –  November 16th

Thanksgiving Break: November 20 – 24

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I enjoyed meeting with each one of you last week. Thank you for all that you do to support our learning at school.    It makes a huge difference in your child’s education!  The students have grown so much since the first day of school!  Let’s keep up the great learning!

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American symbols research project

Students will bring home a symbols research project.  We can’t wait to hear all the wonderful information that you child will find out about the American symbol, the Bald Eagle.  I have listed Pebble Go as a wonderful resource to help with information.   Happy researching!

Fall Centers

We are  looking forward to the fun activities Mrs. Machua has planned for us.

Fall centers are  Tuesday, October 31st from 11:00 -12:15.

Thank you to all the parents that have volunteered to help us!

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Language Arts Skills: Title, author, illustrator; comprehension (characters, setting, beginning, middle, end of a story); responding to literature; locating a letter, word, and sentence; rhyming words; clapping syllables or parts in words; CVC words; reading strategy cards (eagle eye, trying lion, lips the fish, stretchy snake, dot the kangaroo (recognizing different forms of punctuation)

We are super Readers!   We will activate our powers! Pointer power, reread power, picture power, snap word (sight word) power, letter power

Ways to help at home: start asking comprehension questions for full understanding of the reading

Sight words: black, as, will, *many, *number

Ways to help at home: Keep reading your sight word flash cards on the ring

Writing: Letter spacing; periods; capitals; lower case letters; pictures matching words; “stretching out our writing” – saying words slowly and writing the sounds we hear. We are writing at least one/two complete sentences. We are working on adding on to our writing to tell more; handwriting practice – uppercase and lowercase letters.

Math: representing numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 in 2 different ways (using tally marks, domino, dice, math problem, numbers, words, drawings, etc); correct number formation; addition; problem solving in our math journals; counting up to 20 objects in a line, array, and circle.

Ways to help at home: Practice counting to 100 and practice writing your numbers to 20.

Science:  Day and Night, Characteristics of Fall; Five senses

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Upcoming Events

STEM lab – October 24

 Fall Centers: October 31  11:00 – 12:1

Character Dress Up Day/Relay for Life Fundraiser: October 31 (for a $5 donation)

 Bald Eagle Projects Due: November 2nd

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What beautiful weekend weather we had!   I hope everyone got out and enjoyed it!  My family and I did!

Conference week is here!  October 16 – 20 – I am looking forward to meeting with you all this week at your scheduled time.

 During Conference Week; students will be dismissed 2 hours early at 12:15 pm. Please note that our lunch time will be from 10:22 – 10:57 and specials 11:25 – 11:55 this week.

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress.

Please let us know of any transportation changes with a written note.

The Book Fair is Here at Frey!

Come find your favorite book at the book fair!

Stop by before or after conferences!

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Curriculum Connections

Language Arts Skills: Title, author, illustrator; comprehension (characters, setting, beginning, middle, end of a story); we are using Braidy to enhance our comprehension; rhyming words;  CVC words; ending sounds; vowels; and blends – writing across the pages – writing a complete sentence, spacing between words, capitals, incorporating sight words, punctuation, practice handwriting; fiction v non-fiction

Ways to help at home: Ask your child what happens at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Ask them who the characters are in the story. What is the setting?

We are super readers! – Activating pointer power, reread power, picture power

Sight Words: Continue reviewing the sight words at home – Keep up the great learning!    Our new goal is 25 or more sight words for the 2nd 9 weeks.

Orange, by, that, *each, *about 

Ways to help at home:   Keep reading your sight word cards at home.  Thanks

Math Skills: correct number formation; counting to 100; by ones and tens; representing numbers 0-10 in 3 different ways (using tally marks, domino, dice, equation, numbers, words, drawings; problem solving in math journals, with math pictures; counting 20 objects in a line, rectangular array, and a circle; addition to 5; graphing

 

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Upcoming Events

 Conferences: October 16-20

Book Fair & Red Ribbon Week: October 16-20

 STEM LAB: October 25 and 26

 Fall Centers: October 31 – 11:00 -12:15

Dress Like a Book Character/Relay for Life Fundraiser: October 31

Early Release Art

**UPDATED – EXTENDED DATES**
Acworth Gallery
Early Release
Painting Parties
at
Frey Elementary School
Kindergarten – Fifth Grades
The children will have a blast creating artwork on 16 x 20 canvas with acrylic paint.
Miss Lovona of the Acworth Gallery Art Club will demonstrate the magical steps to
create these paintings.
October 19 (Thursday) 12:30 – 2:15 Halloween
October 20 (Friday) 12:30 – 2:15 Christmas Tree
Fee: $25.00 per child per painting (includes all supplies)
20% of fee goes to Frey Foundation
At dismissal children will go directly to Art Room
Car Riders may be picked up at 2:30 at Bus Port
ASP Kids will go to ASP at 2:30
All children must bring permission note for teachers, include whether CAR or ASP
______________________________________________________________________________
Registration Form
Deadline for Registration is October 13 (Space Limited)

Child’s name_______________________________CAR_____________ASP_________________
Child’s grade___________________________Teacher__________________________________
Parent’s name_______________________________Email_______________________________
Parent’s cell______________________________Work_________________________________
Payment: Please place payment and registration in envelope. Write Frey Foundation Early Release Painting
Party on outside of envelope and deliver to school. Thank You
_________Check (make out to Acworth Gallery) _________cash
Sorry, no credit cards
Please contact Miss Lovona 770-313-2917 or [email protected] for questions

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Conference Schedules

Frey will be using SignUp Genius to schedule conferences!   Please choose the day and time that works best for your schedule. 

I am looking forward to meeting with everyone for your scheduled conference. During the conference we will discuss your child’s strengths, areas for growth, and strategies to help your child be successful. Please note that school will be dismissed two hours early at 12:15 during conference week.  Our lunch and specials time will also change:  Lunch:  10:22 – 10:57 and Specials:  11:25 – 11:55.  Thank you!

BOOK IT!:   Keep reading 10 books at home and color a pumpkin for each book on the provided page. Once your child completes the page, please return it to school and they will receive a pizza coupon!  

Take Home Readers:   Great job with the little readers and sight words!   The kids did a great job reading the books and reading the sight words!  It is exciting to hear all the great learning! 

Curriculum Focus

Language Arts Skills: Title, author, illustrator; comprehension; elements of a story; locating a letter, word, and sentence;  letters and sounds to build CVC words;  consonants;  short vowels; rhyming words; syllables; adjectives; identification of period, question mark, exclamation point; predictions; inferences; blends; reading with expression; character voices – We are readers!

Sight Words: he, his, over, she, *water, *brown

Writing:  Labeling our writing with color words, sight words, beginning and ending sounds; vowel sounds; word families; stretching out our sounds to spell words; using a sentence starter; narrative and informative writing, “stretching out” sentences; adding details in our pictures and writing; “writing across the pages” –We are authors!

Math:  adding to make sets of numbers that equal 5; using tally marks, drawing, counting, addition, subtraction;  problem solving in our Math Journals; counting to 100 by ones and tens; identifying 2D and 3-D shapes; classifying objects into categories; counting objects to twenty –  in a line, array, circle

Social Studies: Columbus Day; explorers; American holidays; past and present

 

Columbus Day rotations – October 9

Picture Retake Day – October 10

Stem Lab  – October 11

Early Release – October 12 (kids dismissed 2 hours early)

Conferences – October 16 – 20 (kids dismissed 2 hours early)

Book Fair & Red Ribbon Week – October 16 – 20

Fall centers – October 31  ~  11:00 – 12:15

Character Dress Up Day (donation for relay for life) – October 31

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Welcome back! I hope you all created some beautiful memories during the Fall break.  We are ready to get back to learning. 

The applesauce was a success!  The students enjoyed using the apple corer machine to cut the apples.  The smell of the applesauce cooking was delicious.  We truly enjoyed using our senses!  Thanks again for the donations of the apples.

Take home Little Readers:   Little readers are coming home. Good readers reread, use your reading strategy helpers for assistance, and make the words match the pictures. Have fun reading your books. Please return on Friday, so we can get it ready for you on Monday.

October BOOK ITRead 10 books at home and color a pumpkin for each book they read. (Please read 10 different books) Once your child completes the page, please return it to school and they will receive a pizza coupon! Please click on the BOOK IT! page on our blog for more information.

*All families are invited to join us for the FALL FESTIVAL! Hope to see you all on Friday, October 6th!  Fun begins around 6pm.

** Conference week is October 16 – 20. A sign up genius link will be sent soon.  Conferences are scheduled for 20 minutes.  Please sign up for a time that works for you.  I look forward to meeting with you soon to discuss your child’s progress.

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Curriculum Focus

 

Math Skills: 2-D shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, & hexagons); 3D shapes (cone, cylinder, sphere, cube); analyzing and comparing 2-D shapes and 3D shapes in different sizes and orientations while describing their similarities and differences; counting objects to twenty; counting in an array, line, circle;  counting orally to 50 and higher; math problem solving

Ways to help at home:  Go on a shape hunt at home.  State the shape name and describe the shapes – ex:  rectangle – 4 sides, 2 long, 2 short; 4 vertices (corners).  What shapes can you find?

Language Arts Skills: Story elements (characters, setting); text to text connection; text to self connection;  prediction; retelling the beginning, middle, and end of a story; fiction and nonfiction text; locating a letter, word, and sentence;  describing words (adjectives); CVC words; rhyming words; period, exclamation point, and question mark; tracking print with one to one correspondence; reading strategies; blending sounds together; digraphs “sh, ch”

Reading strategy Helper-  Skippy the Frog skips a tricky word and reads to the end of the sentence. Then he “hops back” and reads it again

Reading strategy helpers already introduced:   Lips the Fish, Eagle Eye, Trying Lion, Stretchy Snake

Ways to help at home:  Read the Little readers.  Read storybooks at home and ask what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Sight words:   play, all, on, are

Science:  Similarities and differences in animals; animal parents and babies

Social Studies:  Where do I live?;  Maps and Globes;  Goods and Services

Ways to help at home:  Have your child say their address to you.

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Upcoming Events

Take home readers: October  2

STEM lab: October 3

3D shape snack mix: October 6

Fall Festival: October 6

Columbus Day Rotations: October 9

Early Release: October 12 (kids released 2 hours early)

 Conferences: October 16-20 (kids released 2 hours early –  all week)

Book Fair & Red Ribbon Week: October 16-20

Fall Centers: October 31

Relay for Life, Character Dress Up: October 31 – $5.00 donation

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