This week, we are learning about PUMPKINS! We are learning about the pumpkin life cycle, touching, smelling, tasting and exploring! If you are able to send in a small pumpkin with your child this week it would be fantastic. We will not be carving it but using it in our investigations throughout the week and on Friday for our Pumpkin Extravaganza.
We don't have a Halloween party at school but we will be celebrating our learning on Pumpkins on Friday, October 27th. In the afternoon, we will get messy and carve our classroom pumpkin and count seeds using our estimating and counting skills. They will also be using their pumpkins at different pumpkin stations to first predict then determine the hight, circumference and weight of their pumpkins. At the end of the day, we have some tasty pumpkin treats for them to enjoy. If you are interesting in volunteering to help with this "hands on" event or can donate a pumpkin treat for them to enjoy, please email me or let me know by Wednesday, October 25th.
Family Fun Night-
Saturday, October 27th is Family Fun Night here at Arrowhead. You don't want to miss this event for the whole family! The event is from 4-6 where there will be games, cookie walk, dance room and food trucks. All the classroom auction baskets will be on display starting on Monday and parents can bid on a basket until 5:30pm on Saturday. Your kids (and you) may wear their Halloween costumes to this event. I look forward to seeing you there!
Wonders/ Go Math!-
This week we are talking about text features, retelling stories and fluency in writing. Our spelling words are focusing on -r and -s blends.
In GoMath, we are working on breaking apart the number 10 in different ways and partners of 10. The more fluent your child is in facts to 10, the easier math will be. If your child is already fluent, please work with them on facts to 20. So far we have learned these strategies: counting on (from the biggest number), doubles +1 and doubles -1. We reinforced these concepts last week.
Have a great week!
October 23rd- Picture Retakes
October 25th-1:15 pm Release for PLC Time
October 28th-Family Fun Night (4-6pm)
November 1st-3rd- 12:00pm Release for Parent Teacher Conferences
November 7th- PTA meeting at 8:30am
November 10th- Veteran's Day Program at 8:45am
November 20th- End of Trimester
December 1st- Report Cards go home