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October Newsletter This month... As you are aware, our field trip to Historic Oakview was canceled. We have contacted them and are trying to schedule another date. As soon as I know the new field trip date, I will contact you. It may have to be moved to the springtime. In math we are learning different methods to add and subtract within twenty in both equations and story problems. Different techniques include using manipulatives, mental math, using a number line, math mountains, and counting on. We are also examining comparison story problems to identify if we need to add or subtract to find our answer. In language arts we are focusing on mental imaging. Good readers construct mental images as they read a text. By using prior knowledge and background experiences, readers connect the author's writing with a personal picture. Through guided visualization, students learn how to create mental pictures as they read. We are currently continuing to edit, revise, and add dialogue to our small moment stories. Students have created community projects. Together, they made rural, suburban, or urban communities and presented them to the class. Students learned the differences between communities and the roles and responsibilities of citizens within the community. Students have also learned about state, local and federal governments, including government services, roles and responsibilities, and purpose.
We need...prize box donations...(Students are rewarded for positive behavior after they have earned 20 check marks. Prizes are awarded each Friday.)
October: 5-International Walk to School Day, 8:30-9:15 13-Boosterthon Fun Run 21-Early Release, 1:15 27-Chik-Fil-A Spirit Night, 5:30-? 31-Teacher Work Day-No School
November: 3-18-Bedford Falls Book Fair 3-Book Fair Teacher Preview 4-7-Student Wishlists 9-Book Fair Family Night, 6:30-8:00 11-Holiday-No School 15-17-Doughnuts with Dad, 8:00-9:00 am (Last Names T.B.D.) 21-G.H.E. Helping Families-Signups go Live 23-25-Holiday/Vacation-No School
December: 1-9-G.H.E. Helping Families 22-31-Work Days/Holiday Break-No School
January: 2-Holiday-No School 3-School Starts 16-Holiday-No School 20-Early Release, 1:15 24-PDQ Spirit Night, 5:00-9:30 27-Teacher Work Day-No School
February: 10-Early Release, 1:15 13-28-Food Drive 20-Teacher Work Day 23-Math & Science Night, 6:00-7:30 (Food Trucks Start at 5:00)
March: 6-17-$5 Book Fair (tentative) 9-Chik-Fil-A Spirit Night, 5:30 24-Spring Carnival, 5:00-8:00 OR Saturday 11:00-3:00 (tentative) 31-Teacher Work Day-No School
April: 10-14-Spring Break-No School 27-Bingo Night-5:45-7:30
May: 1-5-Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week 12-Teacher Work Day-No School 19-Field Day 23/24-Testing Kickoff Breakfast 29-Holiday-No School