- September 22: K-2 Stallion Assembly
- September 29: Fall Picture Day
- October 9 & 10: No School for Students
- October 9: This day will be set aside for Parent Conferences. Please be on the lookout for a Sign-Up Genius to schedule your conference time. Each conference will run 15 minutes. Most conference times will be on this Monday with a few other times available before and after school on other dates.
Our learning next week...
Math: We will introduce the addition sign and reinforce the skill of counting-on with one and counting on with two with various activities and games. Spiral skills from Kinder include comparing language to describe the relationship of numbers based on Place Value and counting efficiently.
Science: unit on Changes from Heat. Students will learn about the effect adding or removing heat has on objects/materials through hands on exploration and teacher demonstrations. (Labs: crayon melting, ice cube melting, Kool-Aid freezing, water outside with chalk circle)
Reading: Students are going to be introduced to Inferring. Inferring is very similar to predicting, yet so vastly different. It is making meaning of the text based on what is read (and understood) while using established background knowledge (schemas) to gain a deeper meaning of what lies beyond the pages of the book. On the other hand, making predictions is using ONLY the information derived from the text itself (and bringing nothing more). Students will gain valuable practice and insight into inferring through the use of a variety of books that will activate their background knowledge, allowing them to make connections and meanings of what is read.
Writing: Through the use of literature (Punctuation Takes A Vacation) and authentic practice/writing, students are going to be introduced to the use of ending punctuation in writing. This week’s focus will be on the period, question mark, and exclamation point. Students will explore and discover how each “end mark” plays a special role within their writing, as well as when reading someone else’s writing. Students will also be introduced to capitalization of proper names, places, and beginning of sentences.
Phonics/Word Study: Students will be reintroduced to long and short vowels over the next several weeks. This week’s focus is on Short E and Long E. Students will be hearing, seeing, and have practice writing various words that contain the different sounds of E. They will also gain a further understanding into the “why?” the different sounds are made and how that sound changes words and their meanings.