Archive for October 2017

BIG week!
Our first field trip is Tuesday.  We will all need to dress for cold, cold weather.  Bundle up!!  Be sure to eat a big breakfast because lunch will be later than normal.  Students are welcome to complain about the weather and their hunger throughout the trip.  Sometimes complaining helps, but we will eat at our assigned time and the weather is out of our control.

Wednesday the principal is hosting another coffee in the morning.
There will be no school for students on November 3.  This is a professional development day for teachers.

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Waiting for Winter and will study vocabulary and themes from the text. Students will discuss character traits, major events in the story and the author’s purpose or lesson. We will make predictions while reading and encourage students to infer what might happen beyond the text.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Students will be given a new writing journal and the writing they have done thus faar will be put into a book and be ready to take home in the coming weeks.

MATH

This week, we will begin unit 3. In this unit we will practice with tools such as number lines and number grids.  We will practice skip counting and adding and subtracting using a variety of diagrams to help us.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES

We will continue with our discussion of what families need and want. We will discuss family traditions and celebrations including a comparison of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos We will complete our skeleton artwork

 

 

This week we will prepare for our first field trip together.  Please note that we will go rain or shine.  Dress accordingly.  All parents are welcome on this first trip.  For future trips there may be limited seating.
You will also see a trip slip for a trip in November.  It is very important that you understand we must reserve and pay for seated shows ahead of time.  Do not wait until the trip approaches to return the slips and fees.  If you are able to contribute a bit above and beyond the fee we will put that toward the fee for families who may not be in a position to cover the whole cost.

Tuesday the 24 is PICTURE DAY!  Please send in the envelopes with payment or pay on line.

Last week I put a notice in the folders about an optional Dia de los Muertas project.  So far I have not had any response.  I am ready to complete the project in class.  Please consider offering your child a picture of a loved one that we can honor on our wall.  We will complete the ofrendas in class.  I am excited and delighted to create this healing project with stories from your families.  Remember we will make the ofrendas in class all you need do is send in a copy of a picture.  (Please do not send anything precious or irreplaceable.)

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read The Rain Came Down and Red Rubber Boots Day and will study vocabulary and themes from the text. Students will discuss character traits, major events in the story and the author’s purpose or lesson.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to write daily.  Some students will be invited to read their work from the author’s chair.  I need a parent volunteer to help put together this quarter’s writing books.  Let me know if you are available.

MATH

This week, we will take the unit 2 assessment and begin Unit 3. Students will explore change to more and change to less diagrams and also work with mystery numbers (missing addends) in number stories.

SCIENCE

We will look closely at patterns in the sky, specifically the movement of the sun. We will explore what the word “orbit” means. We will read a non fiction book about stars and find out what students already know using a KWL chart.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will continue with our discussion of what families need and want. We will discuss family traditions and celebrations including a comparison of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

 

 

 

Parents of Room 112, If you have questions or concerns about work that you see your child bringing home please feel free to email me.  Our writing assignments are largely being saved in class for a bigger project later.  What you see sent home each Friday is just a sample of smaller assignments.

  • Snack donations are welcome all the time.  Thanks to those of you who have already contributed.
  • Our first field trip is coming up.  Let me know if you would like to chaperone. Please return the payment and trip slip as soon as possible.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee.
  • Please join the PTO for $30 per family. The PTO supports our school in so many ways!
  • Please remind your child to return the Friday Letter Journal each Monday. It has been wonderful to see the children communicating with you around what happens weekly in the classroom.

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Stella Lunna and will study vocabulary and themes from the text. Students will discuss character traits, major events in the story and the author’s purpose or lesson.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to write daily.  We will begin a brief “author’s chair share” as time allows in which students will read their writing to the group voluntarily.

MATH

This week, we will continue with unit 2. Students will use 10 frames and play two-fisted penny to identify facts with sums of 10.

SCIENCE

We will look closely at patterns in the sky, specifically the movement of the sun. We will explore what the word “orbit” means

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will discuss family traditions and celebrations including a comparison of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Happy Indigenous People’s Day!! (What I would like to see us change Columbus Day title to)

A special note for room 112:
I have had a few parents enquire about the samples of work I am sending home on Fridays.  The students are doing daily writing that I am saving to make into a book.  That work is not sent home.  If the work sent has marks on it from me it has been entered as a grade.  If not it is likely a product considered, but not officially graded.  My thinking is that this work should still be seen by the families.  I hope you all are enjoying what the children are saying about their school experiences.  Please let me know if you have questions.

  • Snack donations are welcome all the time.  Thanks to those of you who have already contributed.
  • Our first field trip is coming up.  Let me know if you would like to chaperone.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee.
  • Please join the PTO for $30 per family. The PTO supports our school in so many ways!
  • Please remind your child to return the Friday Letter Journal each Monday. It has been wonderful to see the children communicating with you around what happens weekly in the classroom.

WORD STUDY
all, does, here, me, my, who

 

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Scarecrow and will study vocabulary and themes from the text. Students will discuss character traits, major events in the story and the author’s purpose or lesson.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to write daily.  We will begin a brief “author’s chair share” as time allows in which students will read their writing to the group voluntarily.

MATH

This week, we will continue with unit 2. Students will use 10 frames and play two-fisted penny to identify facts with sums of 10.

SCIENCE

We will look closely at patterns in the sky, specifically the movement of the sun. We will explore what the word “orbit” means

SOCIAL STUDIES

This week we will discuss family needs and wants and how this varies from family to family with some things in common.