November 7th Newsletter

Dear Families,


Can you believe that we’ve been in school for 40 days? I am looking forward to meeting with you this Tuesday or Wednesday for our parent teacher conference. These are SUPER important.   Please contact the office if you need to make a change, are unable to attend or forgot when you were scheduled.


Due to conferences we only have school Monday and Tuesday. I am sending home Lesson 7 high frequency words and spelling sheet however those won’t be assessed or due until next Friday. Please keep reviewing past words. I call those flashcard words “rule breakers” because frequently you can’t sound them out. Students just need to practice and memorize. I hope that you are saving those flashcards so your child can regularly review.


Students LOVE checking out books on our Monday library days so try to send books back Monday morning. The following students have library books at home:

Zoé, Amalia, Jack C, Andrew Cottle, Andrea, Kelsey, Ivy, Takai, Ewan, luke, Xxavier, Sela, Makayla, Johan



Here’s what we are learning week of November 7th:


Math: comparing numbers using greater than, less than, more and fewer, using shapes to make other shapes and sorting/describing shapes by attribute


Reading: reading fables, understanding characters and author’s purpose for writing (persuade, entertain, inform), short a, double final consonants (as in hill, pass, hiss) and words ending in ck


Writing: Stories about our favorite place. Adding details and adjectives to “spice up” our writing. Remembering our “easy points” capitals, finger spaces, guess and go and word wall spelling and end punctuation.


Social Studies: Ms. R just wrapped up a great week long unit on American Symbols (Statue of Liberty, Bald Eagle, White House, Liberty Bell, Lincoln and Washington Memorial).


Science: We had a crew of nursing students come in and give us a presentation on the importance of hand washing. They even brought special lotion so we could see the germs on our hands before and after washing hands. Hoping this will help keep us healthier this winter.


This week:

Monday: library, PE, meet with our fourth grade buddies!

Tuesday: regular school day and evening conferences

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: No school


Upcoming Dates:

11/18: Sock Hop (see yellow flier) and Crazy Sock Day

11/21: Guests from NATIVES coming to share Native American dance and stories

11/24-11/25: No school (Thanksgiving)


Don’t forget to set those clocks back an hour November 6th. J


Have a great weekend!



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