October 21, 2011

Oct. 21, 2011
News You Can Use
Ann Fehser
What’s Cooking This
Reading: Hedgehog Bakes A Cake
As children read “Hedgehog Bakes a Cake, “ they will
see that being helpful takes more than good intentions.
Focus Skills:
*Synonyms & Antonyms
*Following Directions & Sequencing
Serving Up Important Events
Oct. 25 – Library
Oct. 26 – Late Arrival
Oct. 28 – License Plates Due
Reading Logs Due
Oct. 29 – Happy Birthday Lucy!
Writing: Halloween Story
Writing this week will entail using all 6-Traits to develop a
focused, organized, sequential, detailed filled non-fiction
story about spiders. We will also use those facts to write
fact and opinion statements about spiders.
Math: Chapter 3
This week’s skills and strategies:
* Numeration and Place Value
* Using Coins to Buy Things
* Review telling time and writing time with digital notation
Social Studies: Exploring Earth
This will be a continuation of identifying the differences
between landforms and different bodies of water. The
children will construct a landform mobile using a
parts/attribute descriptor graphic organizer.
This Week’s Quote
“When you start to develop your
powers of empathy and
imagination, the whole world opens
up to you.”
Susan Sarandon
website address goes here
Stirring News from the Teacher:
As you may know, Emily Johanns, sister to our own Amanda, has been recovering from
brain surgery. Amanda and her brother Charley are collecting old/new movie DVDs and
audio books to help update the libraries at both Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Rehab
Institute of Chicago. Please take a look to see if you have DVDS that you would
like to donate and send them to school. The children in 2FE will be able to sign a square in
our Laidlaw Leopard Caring Chart for every DVD they bring in.
Rolling Out the Weekly Words
Spelling List 8: Soft g
Word Wall Words: black, truck, clock, drink, junk
Grammar Skill: Proper Nouns