In Reading Workshop, we will wrap up our first Reading Street unit. Book bags will be sent home four times a week. (Monday-Thursday). Please make sure the book bags are returned daily. In Writing Workshop, we will continue to write about small moments. Students are discovering what small moments are and how we can stretch these moments across several pages. We will continue to read books written by authors that stretch small moments. Today we wrote a class small moment. Question of the week:
How are people and animals important to one another? Word Wall words:
them, into, many, home Skills:
Short u and final blends such as mp in stump and jump or st in nest and last. In Math, we will learn how to:
·Identify even and odd numbers
·Create visual patterns
·Create skip-counting patterns
·Use the symbols +.-. and = to complete number models
·Model and solve addition and subtraction stories
·Show a given time to the hours and half-hour on an analog clock. I have posted a few Math games that you and your child can play at home. Please visit this link. *Things to practice at home:
·Counting by 2s from 0-30
·Counting by 5s from 0-50
·Counting by 10s from 0-100
·Count up by 2s from 26-60
·Count up by 5s from 25-100
·Count back by 2s from 20-0
·Count back by 5s from 100-5 Swimming: Will start Nov. 15-10th. We will go each morning that week. We will leave at 9:30 to head to our first swimming lessons. Here is a list of things your child needs: bathing suit, towel, warm hat to wear back to school (wet hair). Optional: swim goggles. Please bring these things in some sort of bag inside their backpack (a plastic shopping bag will do) so theydon’t have to bring their backpack. It’s a goodidea for them to wear their swimsuit under their clothes to school since we go first thing (just be sure to pack undies). Our daily schedule will change to accommodate swim lessons. Halloween Song to sing with your children. Three Little Witches One little, two little, three little witches,
Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches,
Slide down moon beans without any
Hitches hey ho Halloween’s here!
Horned owl’ hooting, it’s time to go riding
Deep in the shadows are black cats hiding,
With scary goblins, sliding and
Gliding, hey ho Halloween’s here!
Stand on your head with a lopsided wiggle,
Tickle your black cats till they giggle,
Swish through the clouds with a higgedy piggle,
Hey ho Halloween’s here! ·Class Halloween Party will be this Friday!!! We will celebrate from 2:30-3:00 Please send their costume with them to school. Please leave make-up and face paint at home. Thank you. * We will be doing Pumpkin Math this Friday. We are in need of 2-3 pumpkins. Please let me know if you’d like to donate a pumpkin. Important Dates…
·No School: Monday, Nov. 1th.
·No School: Monday, Nov. 12th. PARENTS
It’s Halloween Carnival Time at the Wilson School again!!!! Yipppeeeeee!!
The Carnival is a success year after year because of the participation of the parents and students. Once again this year we ask that you send your child to school with the corresponding food for their grade.
Please may we have the items on OCTOBER 29th, 2010 – anytime during the day. Saturday drop offs also wonderful!
Kindergarten Desserts (can include fruit)
1st Grade Mini cut up vegetables.
(Please may we have a mix and not just carrots!!)
2nd Grade Desserts (can include fruit)
3rd Grade Cake for the Famous Cake Walk
4th Grade Cake for the Famous Cake Walk
5th Grade Cake for the Famous Cake Walk
Looking forward to another fun filled successful Halloween Carnival!!
See you on the 30th October…….. Parent Survey As the Wilson School Parent Involvement Coordinator it is my job to work with our parents and staff to come up with a plan for parent education and involvement. This plan has three different areas: Academic, Behavior, and Climate of Partnership. I need to get feedback from all stakeholders. To that end I am sending out a short survey for you to take. Thank you, Jenny Rogers Please click on the link below to take the survey. It shouldn’t take more than 3 minutes. Thanks in advance for your feedback. http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BBDFXAN4Q