A Note From the Teacher...
This week: October 16 - 20
Wednesday > 1:30 Dismissal / Student Led Conferences
Thursday > Library (Remember your books)
Friday > Pro-D Day
Noisy Ready > Reminder there is no Noisy Reading on Monday mornings due to our Music class. Please join us Tuesdays - Friday. Younger siblings are also welcome to join us, but it is a READING TIME, not a time for toys. I do have some board books for younger kids.
Home Reading > Kids started bringing home a Home Reading book last week. Please help them to remember to return them when they have mastered them. If it is taking too long to master, then the book may be too hard. Please let me know.
Please keep in mind that reading is more than just reading words and before I move kids up levels, I am also checking for story comprehension and retelling.
GRATITUDES: We started last week, with Thanksgiving, talking about all the things we are thankful for. I introduced them to a word that they will be hearing throughout the year - gratitude. We will be doing gratitude journals as a class, in groups and individually. I'd like the kids to learn to find gratitudes in their day and to be able to share them with you. There are many benefits to helping children to learn about gratitudes. I included one link below, if you are interested in reading a little. I also have a book in my class that I can lend parents if you are interested... it's called, "10 Mindful Minutes" - an excellent read on kids and mindfulness, stress and how teaching kids about gratitudes can really help kids.
Word Wall Words
This week's words:
(Starting: Oct. 16)
1. by 2. has 3. went
4. us 5. this
See the 'Words of the Week' link for a list of all the words learned so far.
Happy Birthday to our...
Oct. 1 > Mya
Oct. 2 > Madeline
Oct. 16 > Madelyn
Oct. 18 > Student Led Conferences (1:30pm dismissal)
Oct. 20 > Pro-D Day
Oct. 25 > Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 27 > White Spot Hot Lunch
Oct. 31 > Hallowe'en
Thanks for all your support from home!
Feel free to email me or stop in if you have any questions or concerns.
Email link is on the top of this page.
Miss Sveinson's Classroom Facebook Page
I know that many parents are on Facebook and find it such an easy way to stay in touch and communicate with each other. I have created a classroom page for parents that will hopefully allow for a simple and effective means of communication and a way of sharing ideas with you.