Nov 1

Dear Parents, 

In Language Arts, we continued to reinforce some of the reading strategies that we have introduced to the students so far while reading aloud books by our featured author, Mo Willems, as well as during our weekly individual reading conferences.   

We also discussed that in our writing, we need to place a period at the end of an idea or sentence.  When writing, young students need to attend to forming letters, leaving finger spaces between words, spelling, and deciding on the content.  Quite often, however, using punctuation may not be something that they place a high priority on.  In addition, we discussed how to choose between the letter “c” or “k” when spelling an unknown word that begins with a hard “c” sound.  The students discovered that we use “k” with a stick vowel (e and i) and “c” with a round vowel (a, o, u).  For example, kit instead of cit, cap instead of kap.   

In Math, we continued to model how to use the number line to add and subtract numbers.  We explained that the number line is one of many tools that we can use to add and subtract numbers along with the ten frame, 100 chart, fingers, or mental math.  As well, we introduced to the students to the proper usage of the iPads and further their understanding of subitization with the introduction of the Ten Frame Mania apand Num Tanga Junior.  They also played various math games aimed to develop their number sense.  

In Bible, we will be examining the lives of Joseph and Joshua and how they trusted God.  This week, we looked at the way that Joseph trusted God even when he was sold into slavery by his brothers.   

In our inquiry unit of Me to We, we continued to work in small groups to come up with ways that we can contribute to our church community.  Some students said that we can keep the church clean, pray for others, listen to the speaker, and follow the rules.   

In Health, we will begin to look at some common illnesses or medical conditions related to young children, such as asthma, allergy, cold and flu as well as losing their teeth. We hope that students can understand more about their bodies through these topics. This week, we discussed ways that we can prevent ourselves from getting a cold or flu, such as getting enough rest, getting regular exercise and consuming a healthy diet to improve our immune system as well as washing our hands regularly. 

Individual photo retake is scheduled for Thursday, Nov 7.  If you wish for your child to retake his/her individual picture, please email me or write in the Back and Forth book to let me know. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Messages from Mr, Paul

We hope that you will join us on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00pm for our Elementary Deeper Learning Parent Night. This will be an important evening of learning and information that we encourage parents to attend. 

We kindly request that you use this link to RSVP. We want to ensure that we have prepared sufficient materials for those in attendance.

Please note that there will be no childcare provided and that the evening is not suitable for children.

If you would like more information about the evening, you can watch this video.

We hope to see you there!

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