October 3 to 7

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 6th is a special day!  Please plan to bring your family early to the north playground for a celebration of Ray.  Schools all around the country will be doing similar celebrations of public schools.

We are tentatively planning a field trip to the Children’s Farm at the Center on October 31st.  We will need chaperones for that trip.  Please let us know if you will be available.

This week you will see a special addition to the homework assignments.  Students are studying “Family” as a sociological concept.  They are to interview a family member and bring excerpts from the interview back to class.  We are looking for things that can help us understand families; how they are formed, what makes a family a family, are all families the same etc. You will find the assignment details and a rubric in the child’s folder.  We will create a product to display our learning in class once everyone has completed the interviews.  DUE DATE October 14th.

Home assignments:

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: by, cheer, could, hello, hundred, mind, play, read, see, today

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application: Note parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1: A True StoryWrite a true story about a fire drill you experienced at school.  Include details such as what grade/room you were in at the time, who was your teacher, where did the class go?

Choice 2: Scarey Story
Write a story about something that scares you.  Include details about how, when, where this scarey thing has frightened you in the past.