Sunday 30th September 2018

by hahall
  • Please remember to have your child wear gym shoes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Children are permitted to have “pop top” water bottles in the classroom.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee.
  • Please join the PTO for $30 per family. The PTO supports our school in so many ways!
  • Please remind your child to return the Friday Letter Journal each Monday. It has been wonderful to see the children communicating with you around what happens weekly in the classroom.
  • I will use the DOJO app only for class stories, positive comments and messaging. Please confirm the sign up process through the link I sent. If you did not receive an email, please email me at\
  • This week we will have Kenwood students share books about Columbus. Thanks to Dominic’s dad for organizing.


I will group the students according to our first Words their Way spelling assessment. Students will begin to work on a targeted spelling skill.

Sight Words: with, his, they, at, be

Children will be assessed on sight words. Please have your child practice spelling these words if they can already read the words.


This week we will read Harry the Dirty Dog 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.

Students are working on increasing their stamina for reading. We have discussed good reading habits including take a sneak peek, check your sneak peek and do something at the end! Please ask your child about these habits.

VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK: chute, furious, dash, scrub


The students will continue to write narrative pieces focusing on stretching out unknown words, work spacing and punctuation. We will work on listening to a partner share and also using the ABC chart and word wall for spelling.


This week, we will continue with unit 2. Students will use 10 frames and play two-fisted penny to identify facts with sums of 10. We will have an exploration day on Tuesday and will play subtraction BINGO, rock, paper, scissors and tally items in the classroom. Please practice counting by 5s at home. Thanks to the families of Kendall R., Mohanad and Nia for collating home links.


We will look closely at patterns in the sky, specifically the movement of the sun. I will also assess what students already know about the phases of the moon


We will discuss different types of families and the people who make them up. We will share what we like to do with our families and where our families live.

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