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Friday, October 23, 2015

Weekly News: October 26-30

We had such a great time investigating pumpkins! Thank you for all the help and donations. We could not do it without you! We are excited to try all of those roasted pumpkin seeds this week!

We are looking forward to our fun Halloween games and activities on Friday! Remember to wear your PJs!

This week is Spirit Week! Show your school spirit by dressing up every day! 

Monday, Oct. 26: Disney Day 
Tuesday, Oct. 27: Time Travel (wear your favorite decade!)
Wednesday, Oct. 28: Backwards Day
Thursday, Oct. 29: Neon Day
Friday, Oct. 31: PJ DAY! 

Last Week's Winners: 

DreamBox Math: Congratulations to Samantha!  She spent the most time last week playing DreamBox Math. Keep up the good work!

Smarty Ants: Our top Ant of the week award went to Alani!  She spent the most time last week reading on Smarty Ants. Great job!

Upcoming Events: 

October 26-30: Spirit Week:
Friday, October 31: Fun Fall Centers! 
Wednesday, November 11: No School - Veteran's Day
Monday, November 16: No School 
November 16-19: Parent Conferences - more info coming soon! 
Friday, November 20: Thanksgiving Feast - more info coming soon! 
November 23-27: No School - Thanksgiving Break! 

If you are at the store and happen to think of us, our classroom would love: 
Treasure Box Prizes

What Are We Learning This Week:

Sight Words: BOY, GIRL, HAS, NICE, WANT. 

Letter Team:  OY/OI (like in BOY, TOY/COIN).

Word Family:  This week we will be making words with the word families -OP (HOP, COP, SHOP) AND -OY (BOY, TOY, JOY).  Please help your child with word families of the week by asking them to create different words with the word families.

Reading: We will read many books about pumpkins and Halloween. We will practice all of our reading strategies learned so far. Students will continue to read their self-selected good fit books and paper books from their book boxes. This week, I will be assessing students on letters, sounds, sight words, and letter teams learned so far. 

Writing: We will continue to write three sentences on the same topic, using an uppercase at the beginning of a sentence, finger spaces after each word, and a period at the end.

Math: This week, we will learn all about greater, less than, and equal to. We will learn the symbols for greater, less than, and equal to, and practice writing these equations. We will also continue our fun Halloween math story problems, including addition, subtraction, and comparing (more or less) problems. We are learning to answer these problems using pictures, numbers (5-3=2), and words. Students will continue to work hard on their math goals. 

Leadership: We will continue to practice GRIT because it will be our leadership trait for the rest of the trimester! There is still a chance to receive a GRIT bracelet and I am always on the look-out for students that are passionate about their goals and not giving up even when it is hard!


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