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While you take time to celebrate over the break, please note that there are links, websites available for continued practice.  Please look on the side of the blog at the math links page, language arts links page, ipad apps page, fun learning sites page, and the sight words page.   Thanks parents for all your support and we will continue to make 2019 amazing!

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Ideas for Writing at Home: Keep a journal for your child to write in, have your child write about their family, write a letter, postcard, recipe, or card to send to a friend or family member.  Have your child write the steps to make cookies, or write their wish list.  There are so many wonderful ideas!

Ideas for sight words:   Keep practicing those sight words.  Play a scavenger hunt game.  You can find your sight words everywhere!

Ideas for reading:  Keep reading!  Lots of great books to read! Use all your reading powers!  YOU are a super reader!!

Ideas for math:  Measurement fun – length, weight, height – what items can you find to measure!  Look around your world!

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Upcoming events:

Welcome Winter Day – Wear your Pajamas to school – December 19

RALLY – Hat Day – $1.00 donation – December 19

 Early Release Days – December 20 and 21

Winter Break  – December 24 – January 4

  Return to School -January 7

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A Holiday Customs Book will be coming home this week.  We will be reading them as they are returned.   We can’t wait to see what December traditions are fun for your family.

Thank you for all your support to make learning so much fun!

Mark your calendar for Friday, December 14th!

We will have our holiday singing performance in the cafeteria at 8:15 a.m.

Our class holiday celebration immediately following in our classroom.

All the students are welcome to wear their holiday best!

See you on the 14th.

 

Curriculum Connections:

Language Arts – GIngerbread poem/books – compare and discuss gingerbread stories, characters, settings from a variety of stories; rhyming words; CVC; short vowels; using our “super powers” for reading instruction

Sight Words: so, here, come, said

Writing – Identification of ending punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation point) beginning to use ending punctuation.

 Math  –  writing numerals to 20 correctly; Counting to 100; greater than, equal to; introduction to combining and separating sets (Addition and Subtraction to 5); measurement (length, weight)

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Upcoming Events

Grinch Day – December 3

Hanukkah Guest reader:  December 6

Jump rope for heart:  December 13

Holiday Singing Performance & Class Party: December 14 ~ 8:15 am-9:30

Early Release Days:  December 20 and 21 -Students leave at 12:20

Welcome Winter Day: December 19 – students can wear PJ’s

Winter Holiday Break: December 24-January 4

Student Holiday – January 3 and 4

Back to school:  January 7

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Welcome Back! 

I hope everyone enjoyed and had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

I enjoyed spending time with my family and creating beautiful memories.

Now it’s time to get back to work. 

Just 4 weeks until our Holiday break.

We have so much learning to do!

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Curriculum Connections

Language Arts Understanding story elements (characters, setting, problem/resolution), blends and digraphs; short vowels; spelling with beginning, middle, and ending sounds; using our powers to help with reading.

Sight words:  do, or, jump, more, this

Review all sight words – Thank you for continuing to practice those sight words at home. I can see such a difference and growth with their sight words.   Way to go kids!

Writing – Beginning each sentence with a capital letter, ending with punctuation, using sight words, and “stretching out” the sentence for added details.

Math  writing numerals to 20 correctly; Counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s; Counting sets to 20 in a line and rectangular array; greater than, equal to; introduction to combining and separating sets (Addition and Subtraction to 5)

Bonus: Ask your child to count to 30 in Spanish?

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Upcoming Events

Holiday Singing Performance & Class Party: December 14 ~ 8:15 am-9:30

Early Release Days:  December 20 and 21 -Students leave at 12:10

Welcome Winter Day: December 19 – students can wear PJ’s

Winter Holiday Break: December 24-January 4

Student Holiday – January 3 and 4

Back to school:  January 7

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Frey’s Thanksgiving Feast is on Thursday, November 15th 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 13.

1, 3 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 14.

K, 4 ~ Thanksgiving Feast is November 15.

*On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13th and 14th, 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) ; Keep activating your reading powers!

 Pointer Power, Reread Power, Picture Power, Snap word Power, Sound it out Power

Phonics  The Rhyming bag is coming home! Students will find 2 words that rhyme with their word.  They will also put an item in the bag. Once the return the bag, they will share the poem and words with the class. Be on the lookout for the rhyming bag!  I can’t wait to see the words they find.

Sight Wordsare, day, run, brown

Math –  Writing numerals to 20 correctly; teen numbers; Counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s; 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 6th

Veterans Day – November 11th

2, 5 Feast Day – November 13th

1,3 Feast Day – November 14th

K, 4 Feast Day – November 15th

Thanksgiving Break – November 19 – 23

 

 

 

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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 1st.  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:  We are using our Super Reading Powers!

Pointer power, Picture power, Sound power

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

Sight Words:   my, black, on, funny

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;  more and less; correct number formation; counting to 100

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 – Rally – October 31st

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

Research Projects Due:  November 1st

Fall Festival – November 2nd

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 13th and 14th

Thanksgiving Feast: K and 4   –  November 15th

(our time 11:20 – 12:00)

Thanksgiving Break: November 19 – 23

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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.   Happy researching!

Fall Centers

We are  looking forward to the fun activities that our room moms have planned for us.

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

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

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Spanish Weather Video

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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: and, be, for

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:  correct number formation; 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.

 

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Upcoming Events

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

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

 Bald Eagle Projects Due: November 1st

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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 15 – 19 – 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 starting at 12:15 pm. Please note that our lunch time will be from 9:45 – 10:15 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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Spanish months of the year – Have fun singing at home!

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Curriculum Connections

Language Arts Skills: Title, author, illustrator; comprehension (characters, setting, beginning, middle, end of a story); we are using a comprehension retelling rope to help; rhyming words;  CVC words; ending sounds; vowels; and blends –

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.

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

Math Skills:  Count to 100 – have fun singing!

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Upcoming Events

 Conferences: October 15-19

Book Fair & Red Ribbon Week: October 15-19

 Movie Night: October 19

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

Dress Like a Book Character/Rally Fundraiser: October 31

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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:  9:45 – 10:15 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!  

 

Curriculum Focus

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

Sight Words: he, she, like, an   

Extension vocabulary words:   *America, * explore, *water, *brown

 

 

Early Release – October 11 (kids dismissed 2 hours early)

Conferences – October 15 – 19 (kids dismissed 2 hours early)

Book Fair – October 15 – 19

Fall centers – October 31  ~  (more info to come later)

Character Dress Up Day (donation for RALLY) – 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. 

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

** Conference week is October 15 – 19. 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 sent the link in an email.  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 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?   Click on the link for a fun song about 3D shapes!

 

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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

Sight words:   can, at, you, run

Social Studies:   Maps and Globes;  Features on a Map; Maps show views from above

 

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Upcoming Events

Fireman Visit: October 3

3D shape snack mix: October 4

Columbus Day Rotations: October 9

Early Release: October 11 (kids released 2 hours early

Conferences: October 15-19 (kids released 2 hours early –  all week)

Book Fair : October 15-19

Illustrator Visit: October 26

Fall Centers: October 31