Welcome back! I hope you all had a fabulous Fall Break. I sure did as we stayed around the first part of the week and did a lot of resting and relaxing (and even got in a quick trip to the beach later in the week). I hope you all had a wonderful time with your families. We are ready to get back to learning. 🙂
It was wonderful to see some of you at the Fall Festival Friday night. Our fabulous PTSA did a wonderful job! A BIG thank you to our Room Moms, Kristin Chandler & Kelly Evans for organizing our Fall Festival donations. We soooo appreciate you! I hope you all got a chance to see our adorable class basket & silhouette plaque…they were AMAZING!! Thank you to everyone who donated items for the Fall Festival. We appreciate your generosity.
A BIG thank you to Danielle Watson for being an awesome Production Parent this week!
Conference week is October 16 – 20. A SignUp Genius link will be sent out on Monday afternoon. 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.
We are participating in the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program. This month, read 15-20 minutes at home and color a pumpkin each time your child reads. Once your child completes the page, please return the form to school and your child will receive a pizza coupon (October-March). Please click on the BOOK IT! page on our blog for more information.
Conference Week Reminders…
*During Conference Week, school will be released 2 hours early. Our early release time is 12:15. Please let me know if there will be any changes to your child’s regular transportation schedule.
*You do not need to send in a snack during Conference Week due to our shortened day.
*Our lunch time during Conference Week will be from 11:06 – 11:31.
Take a look at what we’ve been learning…
Spelling/phonics: Long E Digraph Syllable Pattern Words.
Reading: We continue to look at story elements, character traits, and asking and answering questions (who, what, where, when, why, how) when we read stories together and independently. Please practice this at home when you are reading with your child. Have your child form questions about the book before, during, and after they read. For example, have them look at the front cover and come up with questions they have about the book just by looking at the cover. Then see if he/she can find the answers as they read. They can also ask questions about the characters, setting, problem, solution, etc. as they read. Forming questions can be more challenging then answering them. We also worked on looking for keywords and using context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word in a text.
Writing: We are continuing to work on narrative writing. Students should be able to include a beginning, middle, and end to their story and use descriptive language to describe thoughts, feelings, and actions. We are currently working on a narrative writing piece titled, “My Night at the White House.”
Grammar: Common & proper nouns. Up Next: Irregular plural nouns
Math: Skip counting forward and backward by 5’s, 10’s, & 100’s to 1,000.
At Home: Practice skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s. In the car ask your child to finish the pattern (for example: 345, 445, 545) (257, 267, 277) (345, 350, 355).
Social Studies: Laws, local and state government, and government leaders (President, Governor, Mayor).
Homework for the Week
Monday – Reading sheet/Read/Fluency Passage/Study Spelling
Tuesday – Math Sheet/Read/Study Spelling/Fluency Passage/Math Facts Practice
Wednesday – Math sheet/Read/Fluency Passage/Study Spelling
Thursday – Math sheet/Read/Study Spelling/Fluency Passage/Math Facts Practice
Picture Retakes: October 10
Early Release Day: October 12 12:30 Dismissal
Conference Week/Red Ribbon Week/Career Week/Book Fair/STEM Can Challenge/Early Release: October 16th-20th
Fall Centers/Character Dress Up $5: October 31
Have a Wonderful Week!