Playing Outside

Playing Outside

October 24, 2011

A note from Ms. Poteet

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone had a terrific October Break!  I can hardly believe it but Wednesday is the 50th day of school!  Time sure fly’s by fast!

This week is Red Ribbon Week!  Each day of the week students are encouraged to support our “A Drug Free Life Rocks” campaign.
          Monday: A Healthy Life Rocks! - Wear Red Today
          Tuesday: Rockin’ Out with Better Things to Do - Wear Sunglasses Today
          Wednesday: Drugs Turn You Inside Out! – Wear Clothes Inside Out Today
          Thursday: Say Peace Out to Junk Food! - Wear Tie-Dye today
Friday: Our Future Goals Rock – Wear something that represents a goal for their future today (Ex: football jersey if you want to play football in the future, a favorite book to represent wanting to publish books as a career, etc.  This should be just one item, not a complete costume.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are November 10th and 15th from 3:00-6:00pm and 7:00am.  Please call the office at 228-2228 after 9:00am to schedule a meeting.  If you are not able to meet on the 10th or 15th please e-mail me and we can schedule an alternative conference time. I look forward to meeting with everyone and discussing your child’s progress. 

Field trip forms are coming home Monday.  Please sign and return them on Friday.  We are going to walk to the North Oldham Fire Department to learn about fire safety.  This is a FREE field trip!  Don’t worry we will have a police escort to walk across the road. 

What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
We will kick off our Comprehension Strategies Unit by learning about metacognition (thinking about our thinking).  During your nightly reading, encourage your child to tell you what they are thinking about the book using Metacognition Thinking stems (I’m thinking, I’m noticing, I’m wondering, I’m seeing, and I’m feeling). We will be visiting the school library on Friday.

Writing Workshop
This week we are beginning our Small Moments (Personal Narratives) Unit.  We will focus on stretching out our small moments and writing about everyday occurrences.  On Friday, we are writing in our Family Journals.  Please take time over the weekend to read your child’s letter to you and respond. 

Handwriting instruction will focus on developing fine motor skills as well as the proper formation of the following letters:  A, a, E, e, I, i

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Aa, Ee, & Ii. Ask your child about the letter sound chants for both.  We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: some, as, out. Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

We are continuing to practice counting and writing our teen numbers, learn about estimation, and solve number stories with pictures.

Everyday Math Home Link
Family Note:
Units of measurement originated from things familiar to people.  Using objects around the house to measure items is one way to help children understand the concept of nonstandard measurement and to practice measuring techniques.

Measure the length of a shoe using pennies instead of inches.  Then, measure someone else’s shoe using pennies.  Did it take more pennies or fewer pennies?

Now measure another object, such as a pencil or a floor tile, using pennies.

Find something else to measure with- like raisins or a small toy.

Social Studies
Red Ribbon Week- We learn about make healthy choices by eating right and exercising.

Important Dates
* Wednesday, November 2nd: Early Release Day
* Friday, November 4th: North Oldham Fire Department Field Trip 
* Tuesday, November 8th: Election Day- No School
* November 10th & 15th: Parent-Teacher Conferences
* November 22nd: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Play (Parents invited)
* November 23rd-25th: Thanksgiving Break- No School

*Send in a healthy peanut-free snack and water bottle (with a pull up spout) every day.
* Our classroom gets very chilly sometimes.  Please send in a light jacket or sweater for your child to keep in their back pack. 
* Sign your child’s weekly planner every night!
* Library book due every Friday!

Related Arts Schedule
Monday         PE
Tuesday        PE
Wednesday    PE
Thursday       Art
Friday           Art

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