A Note From the Teacher... Oct. 26
Hallowe'en: We will be celebrating Hallowe'en on Friday. The children may wear costumes to school or dress in orange and black. Please ensure that all costumes are safe and do not include replica weapons of any kind. Each child should bring a change of clothes. Parents are invited to a school-wide costume parade in the gym first thing in the morning. After the parade, we will participate in some Hallowe'en rotations. In the afternoon, we will have treats and play. It will certainly be a very exciting day for the kids!! If you have not sent in the $2 yet for a donation towards Hallowe'en treats and are still planning to do so, please send as soon as possible. Thank you!
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!
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 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!!!!
As a class, we brainstormed and came up with a list of Classroom Expectations.
Kid Talk > Special Helper stories updated daily.
Newsletters > October newsletter added on Oct. 28th
Calendar > Update 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
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.
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. 31 > Hallowe'en
Nov. 4 > Picture Retakes
Nov. 7 > Hot Lunch
Remembrance Day Assembly
Nov. 10 > Pro- D Day
Nov. 11 > Remembrance Day
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