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October Monthly Newsletter

October

Upcoming Events 

        

Birthdays!

10/6- Jalene

10/22- Mrs. Miraglia

10/25- Jordy

10/29- Ms. Fojtlin

*If you would like to bring in a special snack on the day of your child's birthday, please inform us ahead of time and we will give you a time to come in!  There are currently 22 students in the classroom. *

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Progress Reports Handed to Students

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No School

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Class trip

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Costume Parade and Special Snack

     

News

Thank you all very much for sending in so many needed school supplies. Thank you to all the parents who came to the September "Meet and Greet." It was so nice to get to know so many of you. Due to parent request, we will be sending home a daily behavior log attached to your child's homework folder. 

  Reminders

  • Your child should be reading at home, every night, for at least 15 minutes. 
  • Permission slip and money for field trip is due on October 23rd.

  Curriculum/Units of Study

Math:

This month in math, we will be going over many topics, such as comparing numbers, sums of 10, ordering numbers, writing numbers legibly, equivalent numbers, using number grids, counting by 5s, telling time to the hour and counting nickels and pennies. At the end of the month, we will go over patterns, odd and even numbers, skip counting, number models, frames and arrows and coin exchange.

Reading:

In reading, we will be building vocabulary words, reading aloud and using comprehension strategies, reading with fluency, rhyming, making predictions, short vowel /a/ and /i/, contractions. punctuation, word building, beginning, middle and end, and new spelling words every week.

 

Writing:

In writing, we will be finishing “Launching the Writing Workshop” with a published writing piece. Then, we will start to construct stories based upon personal experiences. The students will continue to see that their lives are full of stories. They will also learn to understand the difference between a personal narrative and a small moment.

 

Social Studies:

In social studies, we will be learning about the importance of families and how they influence who we are. Please discuss your family structure with your child to help with this unit.

 

Science:

In science, we will be learning abuot how animals are alike and different. 

 

Strategies to help students at home
  • Try and ask your child comprehension questions based on what they just read aloud each night.
  • Go over spelling words, every night to ensure that students are not just memorizing words for the spelling test, they are actually learning the words. Flip cards are a great strategy!
  • Go over student homework, for understanding and correct answers. If student has a wrong answer please don't give them the correct answer, try and explain how to get to the answer. If the student still needs help, please write a note and we will help them in class. 

Great websites to help your child with the current curriculum

Counting Change

Rhyming

Skip Counting

Beginning, Middle and End Worksheet

Animals are alike and different

 

 If you ever have any questions please fell free to send in a note, in your child's homework folder, and we will answer as soon as possible!  Laughing

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