So sorry for just now posting, had my first weekend of traveling for the holidays and boy was I exhausted last night! I do have some important information for upcoming events.

First off, this week is the book fair. As a class they will be participating in the book fair Wednesday 2:00-3:00. You can also come in with you child before/after school. This message is from Mrs. Dodge…

The Book Fair is coming.  This is such an exciting time for the kids but also very confusing for them!  Without a basic understanding of how much money they have and how much things cost, shopping can be frustrating for them.  It helps if you give them an idea of what they can buy/what you want them to buy at the Book Fair.  If you write it on a note and send it with the money, Mrs. Dodge and the Book Fair volunteers can help them.  For example, you can write on the note, “_____ has $6 to spend.  They can buy a book and a pencil or eraser.”  Or, “______ has $6 to spend, they can spend it on whatever they want.”  Most of the paperback books for Kindergartners and 1st graders range in price from $4-$6 and the pencils, erasers, and bookmarks are $0.50 each.  Thank you!
Grandparents lunch is Nov. 29th at 12:30. If grandparents would like to order a lunch please let the office know.
Next week we will have a first grade Thanksgiving feast! It is Charlie Brown style so lots of good snacks. There will be a note coming home this week with more information, just wanted to give you a heads up.
Last, I would like to offer “book in a bag.” I know many of you and the kids are struggling to find good fit books. We are talking about it quite a bit at school, but I know that doesn’t always carry over at home. If you would like I will start sending books that are appropriate reading level for your child to practice reading at home. Practice reading them over and over. When your child can read them independently send them back and I will switch them out for new ones. This was the original intention of that clear sheet in their bear folder… we’ll see how long they hold up :) Please let me know if you are interested!
What’s coming up!
Students will be able to ask what is happening in a word problem and solve for the correct answer.
Comparing/Contrasting characters and stories
Reading words with r-controlled vowels (or, ore)
High Freq Words: animals, cold, fish, from, their, under, very
Spelling Words: or, for, form, more, store, sort, long, bring, your, head
Social Studies: Students will be able to retell the story of Thanksgiving.
Writing: Students are learning the story elements of a personal narrative.