What We’re Learning
This promises to be a fun and busy week! Our activities will have a Halloween theme as we learn more about spiders and bats. I also have some pumpkin activities planned, including estimating its circumference and the number of seeds inside. Here’s a closer look at what we’ll be doing this week: Reading: We will learn the sounds for /c/, /g/, and /i/. We’ll read and spell words with the consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) spelling pattern. The sight words I, a, like, and see will be introduced. At the end of the week, I’ll assess each child for growth in letter recognition and letter-sound correspondence.
Writing: We continue to work on letter form. We’re beginning to write simple sentences using a model.
Math: This week, we’ll practice counting and comparing with several
hands-on activities. We are working on writing numbers and reading numbers
*Our mornings are getting colder. Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.
*There will be no library this week because of the Book Fair. The book fair is open during the school day, and it will be open during Math Night on Thursday. We will visit once as a whole group, and kids can go over and shop during recess.
October 27-31: Scholastic Book Fair in the library.
Thursday, October 30: “Math Carnival” Family Night, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the library. There will be math games, cookies and punch, goodies to take home, and the Book Fair to check out.
Friday, October 31: Halloween Party. Students can begin dressing in costumes at 1 p.m. About 1:15 we will play some games, and we’ll have our treats around 1:45. A costume parade at 2:15 will wrap up the festivities. Please join us if you can!
Tuesday, November 4: Book orders due. If you choose to order, you may order online or send the paper order and payment to me in your child’s folder.
Wednesday and Thursday, November 5-6: Parent-teacher conferences. A letter with your scheduled day and time will be mailed to you. Please call the elementary office if you need to reschedule.
November 5-7: Early release at 11 a.m. No lunch will be served.
Tuesday, November 11: No school. Veteran’s Day observance.