Week of Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017

November 21, 2017 Leave a comment

I hope that all of you have a safe, wonderful Thanksgiving. We truly do have so much to be thankful for!

Thanks so much for helping your child complete their personal timelines. We have all enjoyed hearing their stories and seeing all those adorable pictures!

Our stories this week are How Leopard Lost His Spots and The Rain Forest. The vocabulary words are been, never, own, brown, off, very, know, and out. Our spelling words are chin, chop, much, chip, rich, chick, chat, inch, match, pitch, and the challenge word is leopard. The skills we will be working on are the digraph -ch, tch, sequence of events, possessives with ‘s, and homophones.

In math we will begin Unit #4 which involves working with the number line.

Many of you have already contributed to our Adopt-A -Family Project. Brandy Herron has placed a box outside our door to place your contributions. Thank-you so much!  Don’t forget the deadline to donate is Friday, December 8th.

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Weeks of Nov. 13-17 and Nov. 20-21, 2017

November 11, 2017 Leave a comment

It was so nice to see so many of you at our Thanksgiving lunch on Friday. Your children are truly blessed to have such wonderful families! We are learning about the hardships that the Pilgrims experienced and why they were so thankful that first Thanksgiving. We are also learning about our own needs and wants as we approach the holiday season.

Our stories this week are informational texts, At Home in the Ocean and Water. Our skills are the “th” digraph, base words with -s, -es, -ed, -ing endings, author’s purpose, details, and proper nouns. Our vocabulary words are blue, little, water, cold, live, where, far, and their. Spelling words are that, then, this, them, with, bath, thick, tenth, three, and thank. Our challenge word is ocean.

In math we will be continuing to work on addition and subtraction strategies.

Don’t forget your child’s timeline project is due Monday, November 20th. Please have your child practice presenting their timeline at home, so he/she will be ready to share with the class.

I hope each of you have a safe, wonderful Thanksgiving break!

 

 

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Week of October 30-Nov. 3, 2017

October 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Our story this week is a biography called Dr. Seuss. We will also be reading Two Poems from Dr. Seuss. Our essential question is “What makes a poem or story funny?” Our vocabulary words are after, read, draw, was, pictures, and write. Spelling words are yes, let, red, ten, bed, get, vet, bet, sled, step, challenge word is Dr. Seuss. The skills are review of short e sound and clusters with s, antonyms, and singular and plural nouns.

We are continuing to learn addition and subtraction strategies as we practice these skills.

I hope everyone has a fun, safe Halloween!

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Week of October 23-27, 2017

October 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Thank so much for all the support at our field trip to Honeysuckle Hill Farm. The children had a wonderful time!

Our stories this week are A Musical Day and Drums. The essential question is “How is music part of your everyday life?” The skills we are working on are short o sound, blends with l, sequence of events, main idea, details, and sentences. Our spelling words are on, got, fox, pop, not, hop, block, clock, lock, and rockOur challenge word is music.

We continue to work on addition and subtraction strategies and fact families in math.

As you know, our Halloween Parade and Party will be this Friday, October 27th. Please see Brandy Herron’s email for more details and watch for updates this week.

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Week of October 16-20, 2017

October 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Since this is a busy week with our field trip on Thursday and our animal projects, we are NOT be reading a story in our reader or having spelling words. We will be studying the life cycle of the pumpkin as we read Seed to Pumpkin and Pumpkin, Pumpkin. We will be reviewing sequencing, creating an art project to accompany the later book. Ask your child to share this story with you when they bring this special art project home.

In math we will continue working on our addition and subtraction strategies, telling time, and fractional parts.

Thursday is our field trip to Honeysuckle Hills Farm. We will be leaving school around 8:45 and be returning around 2:00. For those of you that are planning to go with us, you may carpool and follow the buses if you would like. You may also take your child home with you from the farm if you like. You will just need to see me to sign them out of school.Please send in your child’s permission slip and money if you haven’t already. Your child will need to bring a sack lunch or order one from the cafeteria as we will be picnicking at the farm.  I will be sending home an ILE T-shirt to wear on the field trip. Please don’t forget this as we want all our children to be easily identifiable when we are at the farm with the other school groups.

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Week of September 25-29, 2017

Our stories this week are both informational texts, How Animals Communicate and Insect Messages. Our essential question is “How do animals communicate?” The skills we are working on are the short i sound, blends with r, main idea and details, adjectives, nouns, and verbs. Our vocabulary words are animal, of, how, some, make, and why. Our spelling words are in, will, did, six, big, trick, trip, brimcrib, and drill. Our challenge words is animal.

In math we will continue to learn about fact families and the relationship between addition and subtraction. We will conclude this unit with a review of counting by fives and tens and make a classroom Sea Star Quilt.

We just scheduled a field trip to Honeysuckle Hill Farms on Thursday, October 19. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend with us if possible. We will plan on leaving school as soon as possible that day and will be back to ILE by 2:00. More information will be coming home soon!

I hope each of you has a safe, wonderful fall break!

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Week of September 25-29, 2017

September 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Our stories this week are Jack and the Wolf and The Three Little Pigs. Our vocabulary words are away, come, every, hear, call, and said. Our spelling words are an, bad, can, pack, had, cat, ran, sack, quack, and black. Our challenge word is wolf. The skills we are working on are review of short a, double final consonants and -ck, complete sentences, and synonyms.

In math we will continue to work on fact families and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

As you all know Friday is our much anticipated Warrior Walk. This is such a great fund raiser for our school, in addition to being a fun day for the children. Thanks to Angie Lannoo and Jennifer Miller for decorating our door for this event. Your child will be bringing their T-shirt home on Wednesday. Please don’t forget to have them wear them on Friday. Our lunch time will be 10:50-11:15 that day. Opening Ceremonies will be at 12:10 at the track and K-1st will be walking from 12:30-1:00. Please join us to cheer on your child if possible.

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