October 26 to 30

Friday, October 23, 2015

We will travel to the Children’s Farm at the Center in Palos Park this week.  Please have your child pack a large lunch and dress for the weather.  We will go rain or shine.

As Friday is thee 30th of October we understand that many children will be looking forward to the Halloween celebrations that some take part in.  Costumes are not going to be paraded at school this year.  If your child needs to bring their costume to school for an after school event we ask that the costumes remain at school, in a bag in the coat room, while we attend the farm trip and when we return. No costumes on the trip or in the classroom.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Parents who are chaperoning the trip are required to ride the bus with us.  Help supervise students at the farm and do their best to keep cell phone use to a minimum.

Home Assignments:

  • Read daily 15 minute minimum 7 days (track on the contract due Mon)
  • Math Home link (make it more challenging for your child as needed)
  • Word study: daily practice sight words for improved reading fluency (5 days)
  • Writing Application: Mon plan, Tues draft, Wed revise, Thurs edit, Fri submit

Writing Application Choices:

Choice #Creative Writing:  Pretend you have traveled back in time when dinosaurs lived.  Write a story that begins like this: I looked around and saw dinosaurs everywhere!

Choice #2 Extra! Extra!: Pretend you have found a large dinosaur fossil in your yard or at the playground.  Where and how did you find it?  Write a newspaper story about your fossil.

Sight words: air, car, cried, funny, he, pictures, pretty, told, try, window