This week is off to a fast start. Our days are full of so much learning that we run out of time to fit it all in.
English Language Arts
- thematic poem with sight words
- weekly sight words: it, the, blue, jump, three
- writing using word bank of thematic words
- composing 5
- reading bar graph of information gathered
- creating bar graph from information gathered
- using a numberline
- proportionality of a numberline
- seasonal changes of autumn
- life cycle of an apple
- apple inquiry
- safety & establishing expectations
- low organized games
- throwing & catching a variety of objects
We are still working on routines and expectations since it is just the beginning of our third week together. You help in reinforcing the expectations of learning and being prepared for school. Students are expected to bring their green communication folder to and from school each and everyday so that it is a vehicle of communication and collaboration. Please check this folder on a daily basis and remove all notices and handouts that are sent home. If you write a note in the communication book, please leave the book open to that page to indicate to the classroom educators that there is a note.
As the weather has been changing on what seems to be a daily basis, please be sure to send your child with appropriate clothing. The mornings are cool and all students must go outside for recess; therefore, warm jackets, sweaters, hats mitts etc. are strongly suggested. Also, please make sure that the bag of extra clothing in your child's bin is seasonably appropriate.
Halloween is coming up next Tuesday and plans are underway for a morning of math activities in the gym for all grade 1-3 students. We will follow up with smaller centres of activities in our own classroom in the afternoon. Students reminded that the activities in the morning will require movement between stations, therefore should they wear their costume, it must be one that is comfortable and flexible to participate. Masks, swords or shields are not permitted to be brought to school. Post Halloween, please refrain from adding treats and candy in your child's lunch. While it is a fun surprise for them, a class of 21 students eating sugary treats is not a conducive learning environment. Any further direction from administration will be communicated when available.
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
October 26- Mrs. Ranger away presenting at a conference
October 27- Guardians of the Children presentation @ 10am
October 31- Spooky Halloween Math morning
November 2- Mrs. Ranger away for Math PD
November 9- Report cards sent home
November 10- Mrs. Ranger away for Math leadership conference
November 10- Remembrance Day ceremony in gym @ 10am (all welcome)
November 23-24- Parent-Teacher Interviews (23rd evening & 24 morning)
November 24- PD Day for students