Dates and Information:
1. We will be having our first STEM DAY on Friday, November 22nd! We need empty water bottles and empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes for our project. Be sure to check out pictures next Friday on SeeSaw from our first STEM DAY!
2. We will be having our High Touch High Tech in-school field trip on Thursday, November 21st. We will explore forces and motion!
3. Please don’t forget to send in a snack with your child every day! We are running low on our class snack supplies and we can always use any type of snack donations.
4. THANK YOU for bringing in your “Friendship Feast” food donations! All food donations are due on Thursday, November 21st.
Here is what we learned this week:
Orton-Gillingham/Phonics: This week the students added new trick words to their flashcards! We also learned about the ck rule: immediately after a short vowel, at the end of a short word, spell /k/ ck!
Reader’s Workshop: This week the students have been noticing punctuation (period, exclamation point, & question mark) and how punctuation can bring a story to life! Also the students have learned how to activate smooth reading and how NOT to sound like a robot when reading.
Writer’s Workshop: The students are working on informational writing about the bald eagle and Veterans Day!
Guided Math: We have been practicing counting sets up to 20 and beyond that are scattered. We have also been practicing counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens.
Social Studies/Science: We learned about the changes in the sky during the day and night.
We were so excited to recognize our veterans with our first annual Mt. Bethel Veterans’ Day celebration. This picture shows us lined up and ready to cheer for the parade of veterans!
Thursday, Nov. 14 is National Diabetes Day. Students are encouraged to wear blue that day.
Friday, Nov. 15 is the fifth grade’s Pajama Pant Challenge. They are raising money for the Center for Children and Young Adults. If your child would like to wear pajamas that day, please send in $1.00.
Thursday, Nov. 21 our class will be participating in our second High Touch High Tech program focusing on force and motion.
Friday, Nov. 22 – Friendship Feast! Letters were sent home yesterday requesting a specific food donation. We will be making trail mix and fruit salad.
I enjoyed meeting with each of you during conference week. I am so proud of your children and it was a privilege to share the progress they are making!
Here are a few things to know…
Foundation Patron Drive- Are you ALL IN? If you haven’t donated to the Foundation yet, please consider doing so. Check out this picture from our Morning Meeting today. The kiddos are practicing a Kagan Structure. Kagan Structures are instructional strategies designed to promote cooperation and communication in the classroom, boost students’ confidence and retain their interest in classroom interaction.
What we are learning (this week) …
Reading- We will be learning about more reading Super Powers (pointer power, reread power, partner power, picture power, snap word power, sound power, and persistence power,).
OG Phonics – We will continue to learn to read and spell new “trick” words. So far, we have learned all, of, for, his, is, look, the, and too. This week we will add the following “trick” words to our deck: said, like, was. We will also learn about the C vs. K rule.
Writing- We will continue to write personal narrative stories. We will be working on printing, punctuation, and spacing.
Math- We will be comparing numbers and using this vocabulary: more, less, greater than, less than, and equal to. We will continue to learn to read teen numbers and understand place value.