Friday, October 26, 2012

October 26 Newsletter

The Seal Class is ready for Halloween and all of the fun that comes with it!
Trick or Treat has been changed to Sunday, October 28 from 5-7.

We are learning about:
  • fall holidays                                                                                   
  • the life cycle of a pumpkin
  • using adjectives in our writing
  • odd and even numbers
  • the sounds z, x and qu make in words
  • using the number grid for addition and subtraction
  • where to find words in our room to use at writer's workshop

Some activities we did:

  • wrote Halloween stories
  • created a pumpkin book
  • played a before and after game in math
  • exercised to odd and even numbers
  • described the ooey gooey inside and the hard, bumpy outside of our class pumpkin
  • began reading the Pumpkin Elf
  • continued our work with Mrs. Curry about expected and unexpected behaviors
  • colored a jack-o-lantern number grid puzzle
  • graphed our favorite pumpkins
  • read lots of Halloween stories

Poem of the Week:  The Skeletons Are Out Tonight                                
ipad app:                   Concentration

Upcoming Events:
Tonight is the Halloween Howl!
October 31  Fall Festival
November 8 and 14  Early Release for parent/teacher conferences
November 9      No School teacher workshop
November 12   No School Veteran's Day

Please let me know if you would like to meet and have not signed up for a conference time.

Next week's volunteers:
Monday   Melissa Caracciollo

I sent home the link for Xtra math in every child's folder.  This is not a have to but a want to.  If your child enjoys the challenge of "beating" the computer, this may be the game for them.  It is however, strictly optional.

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