- Early Release: Friday, October 23rd
- No school on Monday, October 26th
This year for our Fall Celebrations we are looking forward to having parties in our classrooms, much like years past. This year will be slightly different, in a couple of ways.
- Parents and volunteers will not be able to attend. (We will miss you!)
- While we will have some snacks, I will be providing some allergy safe and prepackaged options.
- Games, crafts, and snacks need to be sent in 24 hours in advance (or more).
Like previous years, we will be welcoming your children to wear costumes, if they wish. One change this year is that children will be able to wear their costumes to school and wear them the whole day. The intent behind this is to limit children gathering in the restrooms to change, and limit the number of children needing assistance from teachers and staff to get into their costumes. We invite you to send your children in a costume that includes no weapons or gore, and easily allows your child to participate in regular school routines and procedures. There will not be any masks other than COVID-19-related facemasks allowed. There will not be time given to dress or apply makeup as in years past.
Please consider the questions below when deciding on a costume:
- Can they take it off themselves to use the bathroom?
- Can they fit in their seat at their desk?
- Can they go down the slide or sit in the swings?
We ask that you save bulky, inflatable, or extravagant costumes for home use, and dress in a fun and simple costume for the school day. Fall or pumpkin t-shirts are a great alternative as well.
My plan is to weave in festive activities and embrace the fun throughout the day. We are thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate with your children and look forward to creating another fun and memorable school event for them.
- We are continuing our work on Unit 2: Adding & Subtracting whole numbers & decimals.
- We will continue to focus on mastering our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home and utilize your child’s online access to MobyMax Fact Fluency homework.
Photos below show us practicing different forms of numbers-standard form, word form, expanded form, and expanded form using powers of 10. It’s been a lot of work getting a solid foundation of decimals underneath before we tackle more complex work like adding and subtracting decimals!
- We are beginning our writing unit to create a narrative craft. This entails creating personal narratives and or memoirs).
- At home reading logs are due every Monday morning.
- We are continuing our unit called Three Worlds Meet which examines the interaction between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America.