Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Week of October 8-12, 2018

Weekly Newsletter for October 8- 12, 2018

          In Reading, we will dive into our new story, “The Big Blue Ox.”  We will be discussing ways that animals help people.  We will also be focusing on identifying the character and setting of a story!  Our sight words for this story are: blue, help, little, from, use, and get. 

            Our focus phonics skills for this story are short o and plural –s; consonant s/z/.  The spelling words for this story are: hot, hop, pot, pop, ox, lock, mop, got, rock, and mom.  The challenge words are “help” and “use.”  

            We are also continuing to practice our handwriting!  We are watching for a “writer’s eye” when writing.  We look for a capital letter to begin our sentence, lower case letters throughout our sentence, finger spaces between words, and punctuation at the end of our sentence.  We check our sentence at the end to make sure it is a complete thought! 

            In Math, we are beginning Unit 2!  Throughout this unit we will focus on addition and subtraction.  Listen for our key vocabulary words such as: join, separate, sum, difference and equal. 

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (10/8) – No School for Students- Teacher In-Service Day!  
Tuesday (10/9) – Day 10- Gym-  Decades Day!
Wednesday (10/10)- Day 1- Music- Cartoon Day!
Thursday (10/11)- Day 2- Computers- Cruise Ship All Aboard Day!
Friday (10/12)- Day 3- Art- Spartan Spirit Day!  *Free Dress Down to show your school spirit!!

Monday (10/15)- Library- This will be our day to shop the Scholastic Book Fair! 
                                     **It is also parent night to shop from 4pm-7pm. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I can be reached by phone, note, email (cschuster@northschuylkill.net) or by Class Dojo message!   

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