Monday 23rd October 2017

by hahall
  • Thank you to Leif’s family and Favour’s family for their classroom donations.
  • Thank you to the families of Nicolai, Michael and Kristell for donating to the Donor’s Choose grant. Our new books will arrive this week.
  • Please send in a reproduction of a photo of a family member or pet that has passed away for our Day of the Dead altar. We will begin displaying photos this week.
  • Our trip to the farm is scheduled next Tuesday. Don’t forget to pack a bagged lunch for your child and dress for the weather.
  • Please do not send your child to school in costume on Tuesday.
  • Consider keeping a spare set of clothes for your child in his/her book bag or at school on the closet hook. Accidents can happen on the playground…think mud and sometimes children can have accidents if they don’t make it to the washroom.

READER’S WORKSHOP/Daily 5

This week we will read Pumpkin Town 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

We will celebrate our writing on today at our first Writing Celebration. We will start our second unit of writing that continues in the theme of narrative texts, but asks students to dig deeper into the small moments of their stories by adding details and feelings.

MATH

This week, we will take the unit 2 assessments. Please help your child prepare by completing the review sheet together. We will start unit 3 and work on more number stories. I will introduce the parts and totals diagram.

SCIENCE

We will review the phases of the moon using oreo cookies! We will discuss the four seasons and read two non-fiction books about the seasons and the sun.

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.

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