A Note From the Teacher... Oct. 19
Wednesday: Our field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. I will send home an email tomorrow night about drivers and who is going with who. Please make sure the kids are dressed for the rain. Looks like it's going to be a soggy week!!!
Also on Wednesday, Interim Reports will be going home. The purpose of the Interim is to give you a quick snapshot of how your child is settling into Grade One and is focused more on behaviour in the classroom and not necessarily academics. A more detailed report card goes home in December.
Friday: Pro-D Day.
Classroom Reminders: If your child hasn't brought Inside Shoes yet, please send them as soon as possible. On these wet days, it is important for them to have shoes to change into. Please also pack an extra set of clothes in your child's backpack. The kids often play outside during Recess or Lunch in the rain (as long as it's not pouring), so please make sure they are dressed appropriately!! Thanks!
Hallowe'en > One of the most exciting times of the years is coming up quick. I will be sending home a notice tomorrow to tell you about our plans. Typically on Hallowe'en, I invite children to bring in treats, but due to the extreme allergies this year, I am instead asking students to donate $2 each and then treats that are safe for ALL the kids will be bought and shared on Hallowe'en.
Noisy Reading: Just a reminder that we have Noisy Reading every morning. This is a time to come in and read with your child and spend some time in the classroom. I invite parents in every day, as some parents are only able to make it on certain days. I want this to be an enjoyable reading time for you and your child. Please do not feel like you HAVE to come every day. I have had many parents in the past, pick a couple of days a week to come and read with their children. Other parents consider it part of their Home Reading and come daily. It is completely up to you!!!!
Newsletters > October newsletter added.
Calendar > Updated coming soon...
Every day after school I hear a parent ask their child, "How was your day?" The child responds, "Fine". The parent then asks, "What did you do?" and the child responds with, "I don't know" or "Nothing".
I assure you, we are not "doing nothing" in school!!!!
Here is a look at some of the things we are working on.
If you have any questions about these things, please don't hesitate to ask and please remember that you are more than welcome, at any time after school, to pop in and let your child show you some of their work.
October - in class:
Home Reading > Please read with your child every night. Ask them questions about the story to see if they are comprehending what they read.
Word Wall Words > Every week the kids will bring home five new words. These are sight words that should be read quickly and without having to sound them out. Practice, practice!! If your child is already able to read them with ease, please practice spelling the words with them.
Word Families > Each week, we will focus on a new word family. (ie. at, cat, sat, rat, fat). Learning word families is extremely important to help kids with learning to read, learning about word patterns and spelling patterns.
Journal Writing > Focus will be on sounding out words independently and using proper spaces between the words.
Visualization and giving opinions (I liked the story because... I did not like the story because...)
Predicting what may happen in a story.
Patterns and Sorting
Themes: All About Me / Autumn / Thanksgiving / Hallowe'en
Thanks for all your support from home!
Feel free to email me or stop in if you have any questions or concerns.
Word Wall Words
Happy Birthday to our...
Oct. 16 > Nikkolas
Oct. 22 > Pumpkin Patch
> Interim Report Cards
Oct. 24 > Pro-D Day
Oct. 31 > Hallowe'en
8:33 First Bell
8:38 Morning instruction begins
10:15 Recess begins
10:30 Recess ends
11:45 Lunch > students play outside
12:10 Lunch > students inside to eat
12:30 Afternoon instruction begins