I feel like I just sent a newsletter home to all of you. What a fast "week!" Lots of good stuff to share with all of you.
Early Release: Monday, October 24 the kids are released at 12:30
Red Ribbon Week:
Monday: Wear Red
Tuesday: Wear shirts backwards - Turn your back on drugs
Wednesday: Wear silly socks - Sock it to drugs
Thursday: Wear a hat - Put a cap on drugs
Friday: Wear your Halloween Costume (at 1:00) - this is my addition-Scare drugs away
Halloween Parade: Everyone is invited to attend the parade on Friday, October 28. We will not put on our costumes until about 12:15 that day. If your child wants you to assist them, please come down to my room around 12:30. Remember to label as many costume pieces as possible. It stinks to lose items. Also, remember no weapons are permitted at school, so please leave all costume weaponry at home. We will not have time for snacks so please send in any goodies on October 31.
Book-It Calendars: If your child has been participating in the Book-It Program, please return your completed, signed calendar to school Friday the 28th or any day up until November 4. I will return the calendar ASAP with a personal pan pizza certificate attached.
Chapter Book: The kids are not interested in reading anything besides the Magic Tree House Series. I however plan to start another series just as soon as I finish reading about Jack and Annie's latest adventure. I love Jack and Annie, but I want them to be exposed to lots of good series this year (Noah keeps bringing the Magic Tree House books home, too - it is a good thing that I like those books).
Math: As I said, some units are faster than others. We will be wrapping up Chapter 2. We will be discussing characteristics of rectangles, squares and triangles. We will be measuring their perimeters. We will learn that the abbreviation that we use is P. We will learn that the perimeter is the distance around the outside of a shape. Math homework is due on Friday, October 28.
Social Studies: We will be discussing how people and places change over time (have I mentioned how excited I am that we are getting a new school!).
Spelling: We will take our spelling test on Friday morning (this is not a trick - or a treat!). The homework is due on Friday, too. The words are all words with the digraphs th, sh, wh,ch & tch.
Reading: Homework due Friday.
Master Builders: The next selection of stories is titled, Mapping Our World.
Vocab: planet, globe, continent, neighborhood & vast
Phonics: look at compound words and the prefix re
Sight Words: friends, wanted, mother, father, ordinary & awesome (they keep asking me to spell this one - this is an awesome word to practice)
Thundermans: They will be reading Whales.
Vocab : breaching pod blowhole
Phonis: wh sound
Sight Words: what, has, said, into, care, could, want, do, should & was
Spy Kids: Their selection is Mammal Pets.
Vocab: cat dog skeleton
Phonics: hard c - as in cat
Sight Words: wasn't, said, has, the, a, isn't, as, with, his & hasn't
The sight words are good for making into flashcards. It is a great idea to keep all of them as we go and PRACTICE them often.
Grammar: We will begin to talk about homophones.