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Upcoming Events and Important Dates:

  • October 5th: Pumpkin patch permission slips will come home. 
  • October 8th: Pumpkin patch permission slip and field trip money must be turned in before or on this day. Please no later than Monday the 11th as we have to let Wemple's know our headcount and the cafeteria needs time to prepare the sack lunches.
  • October 15th: Picture Day! Bring your smiles and jokes! 😁
  • October 22nd: Book orders are due this day. If you have any questions please contact me. 
Homwork Information:
Homework will go home each week on the first day of the week, and is due on the last day of the week. Typically this is Monday through Friday. Students will always have homework, and if for any reason students do not have homework, I will let families know on our class page, in our weekly newsletter, and through Remind. *That being said, one of the rewards in our classroom is a no homework coupon. This coupon is only good for one night of no homework. If a student uses their coupon, we will staple it to their homework packet. 
I would like to give a huge shout-out to all of the students and families who are completing and returning their homework regularly. If you have any questions about homework please contact me so that I can assist in any way that I can. 
Quarter 1 Ends on October 29th
Students will receive grades in reading fluency, reading accuracy, comprehension, sight words (WOW words), phonemic awareness, math, science, social studies, P.E., art, music and citizenship. If you have any questions about Quarter 1 requirements and goals, please send me a message or give me a call. If needed we can set up a conference after school. After the quarter ends, report cards will come home 7-10 school days after the last day of quarter 1. 😊

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What We Are Learning

Week of October 4th - 8th


Oral Vocabulary



Story: Go, Pip!

Genre: Fantasy

Story: Six Kids

Genre: Fantasy
Big Q:
What is it like where you live? 
Comprehension Strategy: visualize
Comprehension Skill:
key details
Writing Traits:
word order
Structural Analysis:
double final consonants
sentence punctuation
a large town with tall buildings and many people
land outside a town or city where there are not many buildings or people
having nothing to do or nothing that is interested
a big fancy meal with many different foods
moved very quickly
Spelling pattern: Short i
  1. pin
  2. win
  3. hit
  4. sit
  5. miss
  6. kiss
  7. nap
  8. can
  9. out
  10. up
This week is all about exploring partners of 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Students will be using math mountains, partner-trains, and picture drawings to make these connections. 
The big idea is that "partners" are the two small numbers that work together to make the big whole number. 
Below, is an example of all of the partenrs of 6 arranged in a number train because the frist "partner" is in number order from 0 - 6. 
Partners of 6:
0 + 6 = 6
1 + 5 = 6
2 + 4 = 6
3 + 3 = 6
4 +2 = 6
5 +1 = 6
6 + 0 = 6

Learning Resources

Reading: Phonics and Foundational Skills


Long A
Long E
Long I
Long O
Long U
ABC Order
Unknown Addends
Place Value

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