Week of 10/19-10/23 Busy Bird’s Weekly Business A Bird’s Eye View of the Week! Language Arts: Reading Strategy: Determine Importance Word Study: Short I with –ip family Words of the week: of, do, him, big, did W.O.W Word: Ambition We read the story Luisa’s Lab. We found information from the story and had to choose if the information was important. This strategy can aid us in comprehending a story. When reading at home, have your child find important information that help them understand characters, setting, and plot. Math: We have started learning strategies to help us subtract to 10. This week we focused on using cubes and counting back to find the correct answer. We will continue with subtraction next week. Writing: Room 19 has finished and published their small moments writing. They did a fabulous job adding details to tell their story. The class had a blast reading their descriptive writing about their pumpkins. The rest of the class had to guess which pumpkin was theirs, based on the description. We learned the importance of adding details! Social Studies: Room 19 discussed a compass rose and a map key. These skills help us locate landmarks on a map. We practiced this in the classroom. Science: This week we reviewed all of the planets. During Pumpkin Day, we made predictions about the weight, width, and the number of seeds that are in the pumpkin. We had two children guess the correct width in our classroom! Other: First Grade had Pumpkin Day. They rotated to three different classes and completed various activities about pumpkins. First grade learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin and discussed the weight and width of a pumpkin. Ask your child if a pumpkin floats or sinks! On Wednesday, First Grade watched a video about Mix-Up Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to sit with fellow students they may otherwise not choose to sit with at lunch and engage in a conversation to get to know one another. On Tuesday, during lunch, students will be participating in Mix-Up Day! If you have any questions, please e-mail me at: [email protected] Upcoming Events October 27 Mix Up Day October 30 Halloween Party November 3 No School Next Week Specials: Monday: Day 2: Music Tuesday: Day 3: Library Wednesday: Day 4: Gym Thursday: Day 5: Music Friday: Day 6: Gym Bird of the Week: Colin White Happy Birthday: Robert Cannon 10/18 Announcements: Please read over the handout regarding the Halloween parade and party. If you have any questions, please ask!