Sunday, November 10, 2019

Weekly Update 11/11-11/15

Hello, everyone!

Here are this week’s announcements

* We won the BoxTops prize!  We will have our doughnut and hot cocoa party on Friday, November 22nd.  Our class will also have a pajama and stuffie day on this day!  This is the day before Thanksgiving break.

*Don’t forgetBook orders are due by Monday, November 11. That will give us enough time to receive our orders by Thanksgiving break!

*I’ve had many of our kids share about their moon observations homework. Thank you for taking some time out of your evenings to participate in this home activity.  The kids are really enjoying it!

*Good readers can retell a story in the correct order (sequencing)


*Begin Module 2

Word Study/Grammar

*beginning and ending blends practice

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

Finish “Out of This World” unit

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Weekly Update 11/4-11/8

Hello, everyone!

Last week we had a wonderful Halloween!  We did some art, read some fun Halloween books, had a yummy snack/party, and went “track” or treating for Ghouls at School! Our class is always up for a good time, and I love how well they get along, even on the crazier days when sometimes kids get overstimulated and fall apart.

Here are this week’s announcements

*We are still waiting to hear the official announcement about the Boxtops winner. Many of you brought in even more BoxTops, so I predict we will be the winners of the doughnut and hot cocoa party!  Keep sending in BoxTops, as they will be collected throughout the year.

*We are in need of paper towel rolls. As you finish off a roll of paper towels, please send in those empty rolls. We do NOT need toilet paper rolls, only paper towel rolls.

*New sight word lists will come home on Wednesday!  This list will last until Christmas vacation.

*Subway forms came home on Friday! Order forms and money are due by Thursday, November 7th.

*I’m looking for the owner of these sunglasses, and I think they may belong to one of the parents who volunteered at the Halloween party.  Email me if these sunglasses belong to you.

*I’m sending home book order forms this week. Book orders are due by Monday, November 11. That will give us enough time to receive our orders by Thanksgiving break!

*On Monday, your child will bring home a moongazer and a moon observation recording sheet.  They will keep track of how the moon changes every few days over the next few weeks.  The kids keep asking for homework, so here it is!!!

*Good readers can use text features and key words to help them identify the main idea of a non-fiction text


*Identity property

*Using related facts (fact families) to solve story problems.

*End of Module 1 assessment

Word Study/Grammar

*new sight word list this week!

*/ck/ digraph

*blends practice

Unit (Social Studies and/or Science)

*Moon phases

*Introduction to the sun

*What causes day and night?