October 26-30, 2015 Literacy This week in literacy, we are continuing our focus on author’s purpose (to persuade, inform, and entertain). Go through some of your child’s books at home and sort them into the three categories! We are also learning about contractions. The students will be expected to recognize contractions, know which two words are used to make up the contraction, and Calendar October 26 – 30 – Red Ribbon Week and Food Drive October 30 – Halloween Party November 2 & 3 – No School November 4 – College Shirt Day November 5 – Family Literacy Night November 6 – BETA Bash *more information to be sent home November 7 – Fall Festival 12:00 – 3:00 November 9 – School Pictures eventually create and spell contractions correctly. Our story this week is “Abraham Lincoln.” We will read this in class, but it would be great for extra practice at home! Birthdays There are no October birthdays! Science This week we are learning about fossils and how they help us learn about Earth. The students will be creating their own fossil rubbings in class! FALL FESTIVAL PET BASKET Thank you so much to those who have already sent in donations! If you haven’t sent in a donation yet, we do not have very many items for large breed dogs. Reminders Please send in candy for our Halloween party before Friday so I can compile the treat bags for the students!