We had a great time with our Apple Investigation and learned many fun facts, tasted differnent kinds of apples and determined which apple treat was our favorite- applesause, apple pie or apple cider.
We will be doing a pumpkin investigation where we learn more about pumpkins. Please send in a small pumpkin (that your child can fit in their backpack or carry). They will be doing many hands on activities with their pumpkins over the next few weeks similar to the Apple Investigation. Pumpkins will be sent home after our Pumpkin Extravaganza on the 31st (just in time for Halloween). More details coming soon!
This week, our spelling words focus on short vowel o. At reading groups, we are contunuing to track print with a return sweep and we learning how to retell events in the stories we read. During and after reading stories, we ask and answer questions to help with comprehension.
In GoMath, we are starting Ch. 3 on Addition Strategies. We will spend a few weeks on this chapter to reinforce many strategies for solving addition number sentences. Our math centers will focus on using the strategies we learn to add and promote fact fluency. Please continue to practice math facts at home. The more fluent they are in addition math facts, the easier subtraction is for children because they are related facts.
October 16th- Box Tops Due
October 18-19th- NO SCHOOL Montana Educators Association Conference
October 24th- Picture Retakes
October 26th- Family Fun Night 5-7 pm/ Wear Pink for Cancer Awareness
November 7-9th- Noon Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences