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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Weekly News: October 21-28

This week we will read and learn all about pumpkins. We will learn the life cycle of a pumpkin along with many other pumpkin facts. Next week, we will celebrate Halloween with some fun pumpkin centers, crafts, games, and investigations. Part of these centers will include investigating pumpkins by measuring, scooping, and counting seeds. This can get REALLY MESSY - we know Halloween is PAJAMA DAY, but it would also be a good idea to send an old button up shirt, a "daddy shirt", or an apron for your child to wear over their pajamas on this day! We are excited for this fun activity!  

Our first trimester Parent Conferences are quickly approaching (November 18-20). Please check the ParentSquare sign up post to choose a time that is best for you. I am looking forward to meeting with all of you to discuss your child's growth in the classroom. Because we only have so much time per conference, I'd like to politely ask that you arrive on time so we can make the most of our time together. If possible, please make other arrangements for your children, as parent conferences are for parents and teachers only. Thank you!

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 fun stories about Halloween. We will practice all of our reading strategies learned so far. We will continue to read our paper books and books from our class library. Students will continue to work on flashcards, sounds, sight words, and books in their book bags - please remember to bring these every day! 

Writing: This week, we will write facts that we are learning about pumpkins. We will also continue to write personal narrative stories - we are learning to write stories from our lives in three sentences, adding details. 

Math: This week, I will assess each student on counting, numbers, number sense, and shapes. We will also play fun counting and addition games.  Students will continue to work hard on their math goals. 

Leadership: For the month of October, our whole school will be focusing on the O of ROAR: Own Your Actions. We will talk about what that means and how we can own our actions at school. Our goal is to have students take ownership of their own behavior as we all strive to be leaders in our classroom and school.  


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