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October Newsletter

posted Nov 7, 2016, 3:21 PM by Kathleen Aucella

What We’re Learning!

Math - We finished Chapter 1 last week. This chapter focused on Algebra, with specific lessons on odd and even numbers, place value, different names for numbers, and skip counting by 5s, 10s, & 100s. We began chapter 2 this week. This Chapter focuses on many concepts taught in chapter 1, but includes numbers to 1,000.

Reading - We have been learning how to choose “just right“ books and about the Decoding Strategies good readers use, in order to become better readers. Please remember to have your child read for 10 to 15 minutes each night and follow the Homework Calendar.

Writing - The students have been working on sentence structure and what makes a good sentence.  The children are also learning about writing Small Moments (stories from their lives). Each child will be publishing one of their pieces at the end of the unit.

Science - We began a unit on Pebbles, Sand, & Silt. The class will be investigating the properties of different rocks and doing many experiments with sand & silt. The kids love the hands on experiments!

Social Studies – The class will be learning about Wants and Needs, Products and Services, and Christopher Columbus.

Upcoming Events

10/3-10/14 – “Eye & Hi’s” Program – Reinforces social skills of making eye contact & greeting adults and children.

10/11 & 10/12 – No school due to Columbus Day and a Professional Development Day.

10/21 – Progress Reports issued

10/31 – Halloween Parade – 1:45

I will be emailing a conference reminder to everyone in the middle of the month.

Teacher Tips

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