ReadWell Home Reading: Most students will get home reading pages in their homework folder to keep and practice at home.
Sight Words: Please practice reading, writing, and spelling your new sight words this week (yellow sheet), sight words will also be written in their planners.
Spelling Sorts: (Will be sent home on Wednesday this week) Students will receive new spelling sorts this week. Please cut them out and sort them according to the sorting rule. Be sure to keep them in a safe place during the week because students will have a few activities to do with them for homework!
Mathletics: username and password are taped to the front of your child's planner. Please try and do about 10-15 minutes of work, at least twice a week. Click here to log in: Mathletics
October Dates to Remember:
October 1-12: Chalice Coin Drive (please send coins to class over the next 2 weeks, thank you for your support!)
Monday, October 8: Thanksgiving, No School
Thursday, October 11: Picture Day
Monday, October 22: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip (1:30PM)
Wednesday, October 24: Hot Lunch/Spirit Day
Thursday, October 25: Parent-Teacher Conferences (3:30PM-8:00PM)
Friday, October 26: Parent-Teacher Conferences (9AM-12PM) No School for Students
Language Arts - Letter sound review, short vowel 'a/e/i/o/u'. Words Their Way spelling sorts, we are learning new games and activities to help us learn word and sound patterns. ReadWell guided reading groups. Novel Study: Lulu and the Brontosaurus. Writer's workshop: putting pictures into words, and building our writing stamina to 7 minutes this week.
Math - Identifying, creating, and extending simple patterns (cont'd)
Social Studies - I Belong: School community and My Family
Science - Living things: lifecycles of pumpkins, sunflowers; Fall: why do leaves change colour
Health and Career Education - Organizational Skills, emotions and positive behaviour review
Religion -Unit 2: The Trinity; Chapter 1: The Trinity; Old Testament Bible stories, St. Francis
Your child is coming home with a page of sound sorts or word family sorts. Please cut and sort them out with your child. Talk about the sound patterns, think of other words that have similart sound patterns. Click here for a sample sort sample 1sample 2
Tomorrow, a spelling notebook will come home. Sort your words again, and have your child sound out the words and write them in the correct column in their notebooks. Click here for notebook examples sample 1sample 2
For spelling assessments, I am only looking for correct application of the sounds/word patterns focused on in each unit - not always looking for correct spelling of the entire word.
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