Sunday 14th October 2018

by hahall
  • Thank you to all of the families that participated in the first PTO Affy Tapple 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 $20 per family. The PTO supports our school in so many ways!


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 our afternoon center time.


The students will continue to write daily.  This week we are working more with the ABC chart and word wall as tools for spelling. We will also begin to identify finished pieces, as well as pieces of writing we are still working on. I will introduce booklets to students and they will work on developing a beginning, middle and ending in each or their narrative stories.


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 review unit 2 concepts on Thursday and take the assessment on Friday.


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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