October 8 to 12

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 8 to 12
Last week we had a visit from a Kenwood High School class. The students from Kenwood shared books they’d written about why Columbus Day is under scrutiny and why some are asking it be changed to Indigenous People’s day. The activity was a great success. Be sure to ask your first grader about what they learned.
This week we will continue to work on sound spellings. Students are reading a story as a group titled Gus Takes the Train. I will be reading Harry the Dirty Dog, In the Middle of Fall, Sun, Moon and Planets. and Waiting for winter. We will also continue to read Charlotte’s Web.
In Math we will practice turn around facts, tally marks, some basic shapes, properties of 10, and number grid use and number stories with addition and subtraction.
In science we will explore ice melting on black versus white paper. We will watch a video about the sun.
In Social Science we will discuss family in greater detail.
Thanks to all of you who have contributed snacks. We have enough for this week, but keep them coming! We eat them every day!
Please note that today was picture day. Orders can be placed on line or through the office. 2 Of our kids from 112 were missing today and will have a chance to take pictures on retake day. Everyone present was photographed today.
Home assignments:
Writing: This week’s writing assignment is to tell about a family member. Due Friday. Paper will be in folder today so that kids can begin to write.
Sight words: his, of, and, the, has, had, from
Read daily
Math worksheet Tues through Thurs