October 19 update

We are really enjoying our student teacher, Kelly Galloway! She is a natural and is already a wonderful addition to our class. Ms. Galloway is coming to us from VCU and will be here for the next 8 weeks.

The kids did an amazing job creating and presenting their animal dioramas! They are currently on display in the library for all the school to enjoy.

This week the kids were “hired” by the Metro Richmond Zoo to create a new animal exhibit. They worked in groups to research the animal they selected, they created a new exhibit as a group, and are sharing the exhibit in class today. I have taken lots of pictures so look for a blog update with a link to the pictures soon!

Here is what we are studying now and next-

LA – We will finish our short vowel unit this week. Next week we will focus on digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh).

The kids did a nice job with word study this week. A few things to remember

  1. They will use the same words for 2 weeks so please don’t throw the words away. The second week they will glue the words onto the homework sheet.
  2. Please have your child use pencil to complete the homework.
  3. When the kids are doing sentences inventive spelling is encouraged. I do want them to spell the word study words correctly, but when they are working on the rest of the sentence I want them to try stretching out the words as they write it. This helps us see where they are in their spelling progress.
  4. Feel free to let me know if you lose your homework packet or threw away your words this week and I will get you more.

Math – We will finish up graphing and move on the number recognition to 110. We will also work on writing our numbers to 30.

Science – We will finish up our animal unit.

Next week we have a spirit week. Here are the themes for each day of the week.

Monday – Wear red to show that at Echo Lake, we respect ourselves and others.

Tuesday – Wear sweats or workout clothes to show that we make healthy choices about our bodies.

Wednesday – Wear “mix-matched” socks for Mix-It-Up Day where we mix it up at lunch and recess to make new friend.

Thursday – Wear your favorite college gear or dress to represent your future career to show you are thinking about a bright future ahead.

Friday – Wear orange to show that you stand up against bullying.

Next Friday is Pumpkin Palooza! This is a fun, free family event Friday evening. Come join us for the fun! 🙂

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