October 16, 2017

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 8:39 | Category : Uncategorized
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  • Thank you to all of the families that participated in the first PTO fundraiser!
  • Snack donations are welcome all the time.  Thanks to those of you who have already contributed.
  • Our first field trip is coming up on October 31st.  The fee is $15.  Let me know if you would like to chaperone. Please return the payment and trip slip as soon as possible.  All money is due by Friday.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee.
  • Please join the PTO for $30 per family. The PTO supports our school in so many ways!
  • We need donations of black dry erase markers.  We use them every day and our supply is running low.
  • School picture day is Tuesday, October 24th.  Please return the form to school or complete it online.


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 Daily 5.

Sight Words- they, as, be, with, he.

I have sent home a new sight word homework sheet.  This is optional and can be returned at any time during the week.  I am offering this for families that wanted additional support with sight words.  Please make sure your child can read these words and work on spelling.  Once they are on the word wall they should be spelled correctly in their work.

Vocabulary- clutched, clambered, gracefully, clumsy


The students will continue to write daily.  We select a piece of writing for publication this week. Students will make sure the story has three parts, beginning, middle and end and at least one sentence and corresponding picture on each page. We will celebrate our writing on Friday at our first Writing Celebration.


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 continue to 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.  Students have science homework every night until Friday.  They should be observing the moon.


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.  Information went home about an optional Dia de los Muertos project that Ms. Sheridan is putting together.

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