Happy Winter Break!

As we begin our last week of 2018, I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Winter Break.  I look forward to hearing all about the many adventures taken over the break when we return.

This week will be a spirit week:

  • Monday – Mix it up Monday or wear your PJs! (no slippers)
  • Tuesday – Wear tacky holiday clothes
  • Wednesday – Wear your favorite winter outfit (hats included)

Special thanks to Noah’s dad for being our Mystery Reader last week.

We will not have homework this week due to the short week and the break! Please remember to practice reading nightly even over the break!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: story retell (beginning, middle, end), silent e added to short o words, using bold beginnings in our writing, sight words make, came, what, over, her

Math: using doubles in addition and subtraction

Science:  We will begin a unit on winter and how plants, animals and people adapt to the change in the weather.

Dates to remember:

Winter Break – December 20 – January 2 (School re-opens on January 3)

 

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Happy Snow Day Number 2!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their snow days!  My dog, Sassie, really enjoyed jumping, running and playing!  What a great way to start our unit on Winter!

Thanks to all the cubs who came out for Cubs Night In last week.  We had so much fun!

Special thanks to Connor’s dad for being our Mystery Reader last week!

*****Due to the snow, we will not have homework this week!*******

As this week gets shorter every day, these are the goals that will continue next:

Language: Getting information from non-fictional text, long and short o words with silent e, using bold beginnings in our writing.  Sight words:  make, came, and over -be sure you are practicing how to spell, write and read these words!

Math: Addition strategies:  using doubles and doubles plus one

Science: Winter

Special Dates:

Winter Break – December 20 – January 2 (school reopens on the 3rd!)

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Cubs Night In on Friday!

Reminders for this week:

  1.  Monday is the last day to order Scholastic Books for December.  They will arrive for the holiday!
  2. Friday is Cubs Night In! – Fun, Fun, Fun with your teachers! $15 per child.
  3. In an effort to conserve paper, homework letters will only be sent with students who request them.  Please see the homework letter on this blog under the homework tab.  If you would like a hard copy sent, please let me know.

Special thanks to Addy’s sister for coming in as a surprise Mystery Reader!  We also want to thank Ian’s mom for being our Mystery Reader last week!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language:  Using bold beginnings in our writing, getting information from pictures when we read non-fiction text, sight words for the week: all, down, want, now, have

Math:  Adding and subtracting 10 to a number.  We will practice using a 100 chart to see that adding 10 is just below the number and subtracting 10 is above the number.

Science: Sun and how it gives Earth heat and light, day/night and the rotation of the Earth

 

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Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  What a nice break!  Now we are ready to get back on schedule.  Homework for the week is posted on the homework tab.  Notebooks will come home on Monday and are to be returned on Friday!

Special thanks to Sydney’s sister, Samantha, for being a surprise Mystery Reader last week!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: Good readers ask and answer questions when they read such as (who, what, when, where and why), final blends with short vowels (mp and ng), using bold beginnings when we write.  Sight Words for the week: with, then, when, help, next

Math: Place value, comparing and ordering numbers greatest to least and least to greatest

Social Studies: Famous Americans/Christopher Newport

Science: Sun as a source of heat and light for the Earth

Important Dates:

Monday, November 26 – Last day to collect cans for the Christmas Mother!

Friday, December 7 – CUBS NIGHT IN!  More information to come!

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Meadow Farm Fun!

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Please view pictures of our trip to Meadow Farm!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This will be a short week for students.  We will have a regular day on Monday and on Tuesday is our fun Turkey Trot!  I will try to keep the schedule as normal as possible this week!  We will continue with reading, math and social studies instruction! 🙂

Due to our short week this week, there is NO written Homework coming home:)   Please continue to read nightly over your Thanksgiving break and use Raz Kids/Reflex Math.

  • The Turkey Trot is Tuesday. Please have your child dress for the weather and wear P.E. shoes
  • Thank you to all of those who have donated to the Christmas Mother Food Drive! We will be collecting food items until November 26th!
  • We will be having our Winter Celebration on Tuesday, December 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm in our classroom. Information will be coming home from our room parents regarding this event following the Thanksgiving break.

Last week we had a wonderful time sharing our animal projects.  Please log onto Seesaw to view your child’s project!  I will also post some pictures of the projects on the blog so that you can see them all.

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: Plot of a story

Math:  Place Value

Social Studies:  Christopher Newport and the first Thanksgiving

Important Dates:

November 20 – Report Cards go home!  Please sign the envelope and return it in your child’s folder on Monday after the break.

November 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break!

 

 

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New Homework This Week!

Special thanks to all the Veterans Who have served our country!

We had a great time learning about fire safety last week.

This week we will begin a new homework routine.  Your child will bring home a homework choice board on Monday with a homework notebook.  Students are to read nightly for 15 minutes (at least!) and then choose one of the activities from the choice board to complete.  The homework notebook is due on Friday!  After the first week, the choice board will be linked to this blog on the homework tab.  Please view it from there after the first week.  If your child goes to after school activities and needs a hard copy sent weekly, please let me know.

Special thanks to Sydney’s for being our Mystery Reader last week.

We have run out of snacks for kids that forget theirs.  If you are able to contribute: Goldfish, pretzels, graham crackers or Teddy grahams we would greatly appreciate it!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language Arts–  Five finger retell of a story; nouns (person, place, animal, thing, idea)

Math– number sense to 110 using place value (understanding of tens/ones place and it’s value)

Social Studies– beginning a unit on the Jamestown settlement and the Powhatan tribe. Famous Virginians: Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas, and Christopher Newport

Dates to Remember:

November 21-23 Thanksgiving break!

 

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Parent Teacher Conferences This Week!

This week we will continue our research on our animal projects and then begin work on their dioramas.  Thank you for all the supplies we received!

Thank you for sharing all of your family traditions with the class last week!  We can learn how to respect and appreciate our many differences.

Special thanks to Addy’s grandmother for coming in as our Mystery Reader last week.

Homework will be changing!  We will be using a menu board weekly.  The homework letter will be posted on my blog on Sunday for the upcoming week.  Please view it online.  If your child goes to after school care and you would like a hard copy sent with them on Monday, I will be glad to do that.  I will show you what the homework will look like in our parent conference this week.  Thanks for your support!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language:  Focus on /l/ and /r/ blends, retelling a story identifying characters, setting, problem, events and ending,    sight words: are, come, for, here, play

Math:  Counting from 1-110, counting backward from 30, skip counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

Science: We will complete our animal projects!

Dates to remember:

November 5 – Parent Teacher Conferences PM

November 6 – Parent teacher Conferences AM

November 6 – Election Day – School Closed for Students

 

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Meadow Farm Fun!

Special thanks to all the wonderful parents who came on our trip to Meadow Farm!  I know it was a little soggy but we had a great time!  We couldn’t do it without you!!!  Thanks again!

On Friday you child brought home a letter explaining our animal project!  Please let me know if you have any questions about the animal project.   Talk with your child about the animal they chose to research and how they would like to design their habitat. The entire project, including the research, will be completed at school. However, specific materials may be sent in from home.

There will be a traditions homework paper coming home on Monday. Please complete this with your child. They will be sharing their tradition with the class on Friday.

This week we will learn about the following:

Language:  Learning information when reading nonfiction texts by using pictures, charts, captions etc.  We will also focus on adding -er and -ing endings to words.

Math:  Counting from 1 – 110. Writing numbers correctly from 1 – 30 and backwards from 30 – 1.  We will also continue to review graphing skills using words such as “how many more” and “how many fewer” when comparing.

Science:  Animal body coverings,  appendages and wild/tame.  We will also begin our animal research projects to be completed next week.  (Please remember to send in a empty shoe box for your child’s project!)

Social Studies:  Traditions and Veteran’s Day

Dates to Remember:

Scholastic Book Fair all Week!!!!!!

Monday, October 29— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 30— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 31— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 1— 3:00- 6:30 pm

Friday, November 2— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm

November 2 – Doughnuts with Dad 7:30 – 8:30

November 5 – Parent Teacher Conferences PM

November 6 – Parent teacher Conferences AM

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Field Trip to Meadow Farm on Friday!

Picture Day is on Monday!!!!!!

We have a busy and exciting week planned for this week!  On Tuesday we will have our first in school field trip with a lesson on animal needs! Please remember to sign and return the permission slip that was sent home Friday in your child’s folder!

On Friday we will have our first away from school field trip to Meadow Farm!  Please remember to dress your child for the weather.  We will be outside most of the day and the weather is predicted to be cold.  They will also need to bring a bag lunch on Friday.  If the weather permits, we will enjoy a picnic lunch at Meadow Farm.

Special thanks to Mason’s Dad, Grandmother and Grandfather for coming in as our Mystery Reader’s last week!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: short /e/, adding endings -s and -ing to nouns.  How to get information from the picture and text in non-fiction books.  Writing complete sentences.  Sight words for the week are:  are, come, for, here, play

Math: Graphing, combinations to 10

Science: Animal needs and body coverings

Dates to Remember:

Friday, October 26th –  Field Trip to Meadow Farm

Friday, October 26th – PTA Fall Family Movie Night

Friday, November 2 – Doughnuts for Dad

Monday, November 5  – PM Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November 6 – AM Parent teacher Conferences

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