I hope you all survived the torrential rain and do not have flooded basements! I want to give you a few quick reminders and briefly fill you in on what your children are working on in the classroom.
9/28 (This Friday) – Early Dismissal (1:05)
10/8 Columbus Day – No School
10/9 Picture Day
10/24 and 10/25 – Early Dismissal (1:05) for Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/31 – Halloween Parade (2:15)
If you have not signed up for a conference time, please email me with a convenient time. If you can’t make it in on the 24th or 25th, I am happy to meet with you another day before or after school. (See the schedule at the bottom of this post.)
Below is a brief summary of what we are working on in class:
Writing: Students are writing personal narratives about a small moment in their lives. Today in class each student looked though all their small moment narratives and selected one that they would like to publish. It would be very helpful if you asked your child which story they selected and to tell it to you bit by bit. Perhaps even brainstorm ways they could add more description, thoughts, feelings and dialogue to their story.
Reading: Students have been building their reading stamina, and I am pleased to say that most students can read for 30 minutes! Keep up that reading at home. We have also been working on comprehension strategies and figuring out tricky words.
Math: In math we have been working on basic addition and subtraction facts, with a focus on Make Ten Break Ten, Doubles and Halves, and Use Doubles. (An explanation of these is on the fact fluency sheet sent home on Curriculum Night.) We have also been solving addition and subtraction word problems, and today we started learning about bar graphs.
Have a nice evening,
Wednesday, October 24
3:40-4:00 Ryan W.
Thursday, October 25