Monday 16th October 2017

by hahall
  • Thank you to all of the families that participated in the first PTO fundraiser!
  • 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!
  • I have just posted a new Donor’s Choose project for more books to add to our classroom read aloud collection. The books feature more characters of color, female characters and diverse families. On October 18th and 19th all donations will be matched. I am hopeful we can get this project funded within the week! Thanks!


This week we will read StellaLuna 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 compare and contrast bats to birds and add some bat art during Daily 5.


The students will continue to write daily.  We select a piece of writing for publication this week. Students will make sure the story has three parts, beginning, middle and end and at least one sentence and corresponding picture on each page. We will celebrate our writing on Friday at our first Writing Celebration.


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


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.


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

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