Week of: October 19th – 23rd Word Study This week in word study we will begin consonant blends. (bl, cl, fl, gl, sl, pl) and quiz Friday. Vocabulary Words Reading Story: A Cupcake Party Focus Skill: Story Structure How do we identify the most important information in a story? Sight Words to Know: Please study these words!! give one small put eat take 1. forest- a place with lots of trees 2. enemies-people and animals that can bring harm to others 3. hibernate- sleeping for the winter 4. must- you have to do it 5. pouches- pockets for holding or carrying things 6. predators- animals that other animals hunt for food Language Arts/Writing This week we finish with pronouns. Students will learn about appropriate spacing between words and sentences and various phonics skills. Social Studies Science and Social Studies will be taught 4 ½ weeks each during the 9 weeks. This week we will begin our Geography Unit. We will be learning about maps and globes. Ice-cream will be sold every Wednesday beginning October 21st. Focus: We will begin writing How-To Informational Pieces In our daily grammar sentences types of sentences and punctuation marks will be practiced and reviewed. The newsletter is continued on the back of this page. Make sure you sign, cut out, and return the bottom corner of this sheet. Weekly Newsletter Continued.... October 19th – Report cards on IC (Fair Parade) Unit 2: Developing Base 10 Number Sense In this unit, students will: • rote count forward to 120 by counting on from any number less than 120. • represent a quantity using numerals. • locate 0-100 on a number line. • use the strategies of counting on and counting back to understand number relationships. • explore with the 99 chart to see patterns between numbers, such as, all of the numbers in a column on the hundreds chart have the same digit in the ones place, and all of the numbers in a row have the same digit in the tens place. • read, write and represent a number of objects with a written numeral (number form or standard form). • build an understanding of how the numbers in the counting sequence are related—each number is one more, ten more (or one less, ten less) than the number before (or after). • work with categorical data by organizing, representing and interpreting data using charts and tables. • pose questions with 3 possible responses and then work with the data that they collect. • begin working with dimes and understand a dime is worth ten cents. • explore counting by tens with dimes. October 27 - Title I Annual Meeting (9am and 6pm) October 28 - Fall Picture Retakes November 16th -20th – Book Week November 26th – 30th – Thanksgiving Break Mrs. Sanders’ Specials Schedule Monday: P.E. (wear tennis shoes) Tuesday: Computer Lab Wednesday: Art Thursday: Music Friday: Media Weekly Homework Assignments There will be no homework given this week due to the fair being in town. I asked that you continue reading daily with your child at home. Thanks. MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING FOR PARENT VOLUNTEERS As established by Georgia law, any parent, guardian, or caregiver who volunteers in any capacity within the school system must participate in a training session for mandatory reporting prior to working with students. As mandated reporters, any adults who work with children on a regular basis are legally required to report observed or suspected child abuse and/or neglect. This training is accessible online and may be viewed at home or at school for your convenience. Please follow these directions to access and complete the training module: - Parents will access and complete the *Please cut out and return to school in weekly folder! ___ YES, I have read the attached IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION. Print Parent’s Name: Print Student's Name: Teacher: Mrs. Sanders’ Mandatory Reporting training module by logging onto www.compliancedirector.org. *On the left hand side of the Compliance Director homepage, you will find a link entitled “Georgia”. That link will connect you to a list of standard modules, one of which is “Mandated Reporting”. * Click the Mandated Reporting link, Enter the username and password below. o Username- Effingham County o Password- football *Upon completion of the module, you will be required to enter information so that you can be identified as having completed the online training. When asked to enter one’s name “as it appears on your paycheck”, parents should simply enter their legal name. Please provide a valid email address when signing out of the module in order to receive confirmation of module completion. This email must be printed out and provided to the principal's secretary as verification of completion.