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Hi Everyone,

It was so nice meeting with all of you. If you have any questions on their report card that I didn't cover during our conference feel free to write me a note or email me.  

Reminder:  Book orders are due April 27.

 

******If there is a delayed opening, snack will not be served in the morning. It was recommended that your child bring snack. The cafeteria will not be opened for students to get a snack on Delayed Opening days.******

 

~We will start Unit 6 - How Many Do You Have?: Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System - Students continue to work with counting and number composition as they count sets of objects and find multiple combinations of the same number as they decompose numbers to 10. They use numbers and notation to describe arrangements of tiles and number combinations. Students continue to develop an understanding of the operations of addition and subtraction as they act out, model, solve story problems, and play games that involve combining or separating small amounts.

~In Readers' Workshop we will start our Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles, children attempt more difficult books with greater independence and use reading strategies to read with more accuracy, fluency, and comprehension.

Writing Unit ~ We will be starting to write - How to books - First, Next, Then and Finally - How to books teach us something.
 

~We will start our Plants and Animals Unit.

~Fundations - We will start Unit 4 this week.

 

 - Monday - 4/9 - Media - Please remember to return your books. 

 

 - Tueseay - 4/10 -  Music - Please bring your singing voices. 

 

 - Wednesday - 4/11 - Art - Please wear something washable.   

 

 - Thursday - 4/12 -  P.E. - Please wear sneakers.     

 - Friday - 4/13 - Media - Please remember to return your books. 

 

This will be our next order. The Scholastic Books online orders need to be placed by 4/27/18. All the directions are here: https://scraig312.educatorpages.com/pages/scholastic-book-orders  You can order from any book club monthly flyer even for older children.

*** Daily snacks and lunch or money in their account to make a purchase. Snacks and lunch can be brought from home or purchased at school. Please try to provide well-balanced foods, which are nutritional. A wash cloth or a small dish towel should be included in your child's lunch box to be used as a placemat. Tell your child that this gives them a clean surface to place their snack. You could practice using one at home. They are great
for cleaning up spills quickly. For your child's safety, please do not send in glass bottles, cans of juice or soda and metal pull top fruit cups or pudding. Snack time is just for a snack. Breakfast should be eaten at home. If your child has any allergies, please send in me a note. 
      To make it easier for your child to distinguish between their snack and lunch we are requesting that you pack their snack in a brown paper bag marked snack and their lunch in a lunch box/bag.
******If there is a delayed opening, snack will not be served in the morning. It was recommended that your child bring snack. The cafeteria will not be opened for students to get a snack on Delayed Opening days.******


This month we will: 

~Second Step ~ completed for now
 
~Readers' Workshop - The third unit, Super Powers: Reading with Print Strategies and Sight Word Power, glories in children’s love of play as they learn “super power” strategies that help them search for meaning, use picture clues, work on fluency, and communicate meaning. 

~Fundations - Unit 4
 
~Math - Unit 6 - How Many Do You Have?:  Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System
Students continue to work with counting and number composition as they count sets of objects and find multiple combinations of the same number as they decompose numbers to 10. They use numbers and notation to describe arrangements of tiles and number combinations. Students continue to develop an understanding of the operations of addition and subtraction as they act out, model, solve story problems, and play games that involve combining or separating small amounts.
~Writing - How to
-How to books - First, Next, Then and Finally - How to books teach us something.
 
~Science - Plants and Animals 
 
Please remember to return their Homework Folders each day. Homework Folders will start the first week of October.
 
Remember: Sept. 20, Oct. 25, Dec. 6, Jan 24, Feb. 7, and May 23 are our scheduled half days of school. Students will be following a half day schedule and all subsequent early-release Wednesday. They will have a 1:25 dismissal. Please make all daycare arrangements.

Reminders:  *Please do not allow your child to wear watches, headbands, bracelets, rings, etc. to school. Toys are discouraged unless they go along with our unit of study. They can be a learning distraction.

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Our challenge page will be updated as I assess the children. Once I have assessed the children, if you don't see your child's name in a section that means they need additional practice with this skill. Please review letter names, sounds, counting to 100, numerals 0-30, and rhyming daily. Also please read with your child daily.