Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful Halloween treats and for all of the help at our Fall Festival!   Have lots of fun trick or treating!  Please have your child bring in three pieces of their favorite candy to graph. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

We are Learning about:

  • the h brothers (sh, ch, th, ph and wh)
  • putting spaces between our words when we write
  • telling time to the hour
  • retelling stories across five fingers
  • backpack reading strategies
  • comparing and contrasting books about the same topic
  • solving math problems using a number line
  • life cycle of a pumpkin

Some activities we did:

  • played POP with sight words
  • had a visit from the Pumpkin Elf
  • created insect clocks
  • illustrated lots of Fall poems to add to our poetry journals
  • wrote Halloween stamp stories
  • created Frankenstein window decorations



practice spelling words

Upcoming Events:

Fall Festival   October 30  The class will rotate through centers with the Lobsters.  We will have special snacks and activities throughout the day!
Early Release November 7 and 13
No School November 8 and 11
Junie B Jones Field trip November 13 We are not able to take chaperones on this field trip.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013


    Beginning this week, each Seal will have a list of spelling words to practice.  The words will be based on spelling patterns that each child is working on.  Learning the spelling patterns will be more important than learning the words.  Each Friday, your child will be tested on five words that will follow the same spelling pattern.  I will also include two sight words each week.  These will be words that your child is using in their writing.  

    Some ways to practice spelling words at home:

    Rainbow words- write the words in different colors.
    Fancy fingers- use your fingers to write your words with curly or fancy letters.
    Cheer or sing your spelling words.
    Use your words to make silly sentences.
    Go to the website, type in your spelling words to play spelling games.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Monday, October 14, 2013

    Seal Class News

    We are learning about:

    • insects
    • sink and float
    • number bonds
    • addition and subtraction word problems
    • reading strategies
    • why readers reread books
    • the importance of exercise for our heart

    Some activities we did:

    • visited Coppal Farm
    • played pumpkin math
    • predicted whether items would sink or float and then observed the outcome
    • created jack-o-lanterns following a glyph
    • practiced different reading strategies
    • began to tally how many times we read each book in our bins
    • floated our Christopher Columbus boats(they all floated!)
    • continued writing about a small moment

    Upcoming Events:
    October 30                Fall Festival
    November 7 and 13  Early release parent/teacher conferences
    November 8             No school Teacher inservice
    November 11           No School Veteran's Day

    This week:
    Tuesday      Library
    Wednesday PE
    Thursday    Music
    Friday        Computers