Week of October 16-20, 2017
|The students really enjoyed dressing up to show their school spirit this week. Friday concluded with our red, white, and blue/ Spartan pride!|
Reading: We have completed the first Unit in our Reading Series. “Look at Us” is the Title of Unit 2. Each week we will discuss how plants and animals are unique. “Flowers” is the first story. This nonfiction book explains variations of flowers and labels their parts. We will use the compare and contrast skill to make connections between two subjects in a text. Nouns for more than one are presented in the story. The amazing words unveiled are: seeds, buds, bloom, fruits, stem, and petals. Sight words to focus on are: have and is.
Phonics: Aa is the letter to concentrate on. Words with the initial and medial /a/ sound will be taught (example: alligator, mat). The long /a/ sound will also be presented (example: ate, same). Segmenting (breaking apart words into sounds), blending (combining sounds to read words), rhyming, and syllables are constantly being taught. Please practice these skills at home.
Math: Topic 16 will begin this week. This topic teaches Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes. Lessons will include objects that are the same size and same shape, making shapes from other shapes, comparing solid figures, and building with solid figures.
-The school-wide book fair will take place on Monday evening in the library from 4:00-7:00pm. Our class buying day is Thursday, October 19th. Please remember to label envelopes before sending money to school.
-Our class trip to Rohrbach’s Farm will take place on Friday. This is also a $1.00 dress down day. Therefore, children are permitted to wear jeans or sweatpants for their donation. Hopefully the field trip shirts will arrive before our trip. Otherwise, students are encouraged to wear a Spartan shirt if possible.
-Next week is Red Ribbon Week. Please check your calendar for dress themes.
-The Halloween Parade will take place on Friday, October 27th at 2:00pm in the High School Stadium.
-We are collecting money for parties that will take place throughout the year. Please send in your $5.00 if you have not contributed yet.
-It is very important to practice sight words daily. This repetition will help your child learn the 96 required sight words, leading them to become a more fluent reader. Counting to 100 is another important skill to practice!
Have an amazing week!
~ Mrs. Green