Monday, October 24, 2016

Flying Through October!!!

Parent Updates

  • Be sure to send homework and the signed homework sheet back to school on Fridays
  • Please send your child's halloween costume to school on Monday.  All makeup should be done at home.
  • Memorial's Halloween Parade is scheduled for 9:30 on Halloween

Literacy Updates

  • Continued learning to "tap to read" and "tap to spell" with CVC words
  • Continued framing our sentences with capitals and end marks
  • Learned how digraphs are two consonants that work to make one sound.  We learned wh, ch, th, sh & ck
  • Focused on trick words.  Remember students need to be able to read and spell these words accurately.  They will come home on a list of other words.  Keep these and practice these words. (a, the, and, his, is, as, has, in & into)
  • Learned how to make our small moment stories come to life by making our characters move and talk
  • Finished Elmer and the Dragon.  Began The Dragons of Blueland.


  • Continued solving story problems
  • Learned how to solve compare problems
  • Continued learning addition strategies:  doubles, doubles plus 1 and addends in any order
  • Here is an explanation of doubles 

 Social Studies

  • Continued with Scholastic News
  • Read several stories about Christopher Columbus
  • Wrote facts about Christopher Columbus
  • Talked about "calming down" strategies in Open Circle

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