Daily Archives: October 17, 2016

Weekly News


Here are some of the things we will be working on this week:


  • Getting our stories ready for publishing – revising and editing
  • Using multiple reading strategies when we come to a word we don’t know
  • Building Good Reading Habits – Introducing books, Partners helping choose strategies to solve unknown words, Retelling at the end
  • Word Work – focus depends on each child’s specific spelling list


  • Adding and subtracting within 20.
  • Building fluency with addition and subtraction facts to 10 through games and math sprints.
  • Finding multiple ways to break apart a number (ex: 8+0=8, 7+1=8, 6+2=8, 5+3=8, 4+4=8)
  • Finding the unknown number in an equation (ex: 8 +? = 11, 5 = 􀃍 – 3, 6 + 6 = 􀃍)
  • The associative property of addition (ex: 2+6+4=2+10=12)
  • Word Problems


  • Parts of a plant
  • What do plants need

Home Reading Log

  • Each night your child will bring home a different book in their home reading log. The Reading Log inside the bag is simply a way for us to keep track of which book is being sent home. Please continue to record reading in the Reading Log that is in your child’s homework folder.

Home Connection

  • Practice skip counting by 2s and 5s  when driving in the car
  • Read for 20 minutes each night and record in the Reading Log
  • Retell the most important parts of the story in order
  • Practice writing spelling words in sentences
  • Be a word detective and look for your spelling pattern (ex: -an words) and sight words in books you are reading
  • Practice reading sight words 
  • Check out some of the cool apps and website that are on the blog!!!

Important Dates and Reminders

  • October 19 – 9:00am Start (Please pack a snack as students are often hungry before lunch)
  • October 26-27 Parent Teacher Conferences (Don’t forget to sign up online).
  • Halloween will not be celebrated in school, instead, you are encouraged to attend Spooktacular.
  • Send personal headphones to school.
  • Fill out the Contact Form to share your contact information with other parents.
  • Art has changed days and times. See the new times here.
  • Pack enough healthy food for snack and recess so your child is not hungry throughout the day.