Dear Families, November 1, 2018
Can you believe it is November already? It is unbelievable to me! A special thanks goes out to all the families that helped make our Halloween party such a success. I think the children had fun! A big “Thank You” to our room moms (Niralee Patel Lye & Ciara Cohen) for making this happen!
A special thank you to all our military people! You are truly American heroes. Please be sure to honor your family members or friends with our school program for Veterans Day. Ask for a form and let’s acknowledge these brave men and women. It is a nice way for students to understand on a personal level what the word “Veteran” means. In addition, please send in a photo to accompany the form. If your Veteran or Active Duty hero would like to attend our program, please let us know and we will get the information to you. This is something dear to my heart. The students enjoy seeing the photographs that come into school.
Your child has been working on the following letters: t,f,b,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j. Your child should be able to identify these letters and produce the sound that each letter makes. As we move towards reading unknown words and writing down the sounds students hear in words, this skill is crucial. Students are learning to stretch out words and then write down the corresponding letter for the sounds that they hear. The sight words covered in October were: my, am, see, yes, no, can, go, to. Your child should be able to identify these sight words. Looking ahead, in November we will be introducing the following letters: l,h,k,v,w,y,x, and the following sight words: said, and, it, you, went, in, at, do. The latest sight word cards for your word rings have been sent home in the folders. Additional practice at home will strengthen your child’s confidence and help him/her to recall these letters, sounds and sight words with ease. These skills are essential for students as they are beginning to write sentences. In math, focus will be placed on quantities of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Students will make connections between counting and cardinality. They will understand the relationship between these numbers such as “one more” or “one less”. Students will know all the ways to break apart a number into two smaller numbers (5 is 2 and 3, 4 and 1, 5 and 0, etc.). Students will solve story problems with decomposing stories, addition stories and subtraction stories within 6.
Please turn this page over to see the important dates to remember.
Here is a list of important dates for this month:
Nov. 2nd --Beautification Day (rain date Nov. 5th) - Help us clean up the school grounds. (10:30-11:00).
Nov. 6th-Election Day-No School for students
Nov. 7th-PTO sponsored assembly-Tanglewood Marionettes @9:30
Nov. 8th -Picture retakes-please keep the class picture-@11:00
Nov. 9th-Veterans Day Assembly for students and guests (Veterans and/or active duty)
Wear Red, White and Blue
Nov. 12th-Veterans Day-No School
Nov. 14th-Square One Art Deadline-return order forms
Nov. 16th Feast at 9:15-10-This event is for students. Our room parents have a sign-up for the donations-thank you in advance. Usually, the two room parents come to help out. Have your child wear “pilgrim colors”-brown, gray, black, dark blue and/or white shirts.
Nov. 19th-Fundraiser Pickup-Bishop’s Orchards Pies @ 3:30-5:30
Nov. 21st –Minimum day-dismissal is at 1:05
Nov. 22nd and 23rd-Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 27th-PTO Meeting at 7:00
Hopefully, we won’t experience too many snow days this winter. If there is anything that we can do to help you, please contact us. Thanks! Kathy Sullivan with Mrs. Maio