It has been busy at school. Lots has been happening. On October 30th, Fox Hill had its first vocabulary parade. It was very exciting. The children did a great job deciding on a vocabulary word. It was so much fun to hear the vocabulary words of all the children as well as see how they dressed to show their word.
This week we will review our spelling words that have been introduced so far. We will not start a new set of words because of the two days off for the children. Please continue to practice these words with your children so they will be able to spell them in their writing. Also, as the children bring home guided reading books to read to you at night, please set aside some time to listen to them read the story to you. This story was read in class with the teacher. They need to practice reading this book to help them develop expression and fluency when reading. It is important that the books are returned to school the next day. Thank you for your help with this.
On Friday, I sent home a form for conferences. Please be sure to fill it our and send it back by Friday, November 13th. I will do my best to accommodate your choices. I will send home a confirmation note with your day and time.
The children are very excited about the Peppermint Parade. On Friday, they chose a poem they would like to learn and recite in our production in December. Invitations will be coming home to you soon. Please help your child learn his/her poem and practice with them each night. We will have our first practice this week as we begin to prepare for the show.
The November Scholastic Book Club flyer will come home Thursday. If you would like to order books you may do so on-line or fill out the order form on the back of the flyer and send it into school with a check made out to Scholastic Reading club. Please return orders by Monday, November 16th. If you would like to order any books as gifts just let me know and I will hold them for you and let you know when you can pick them up.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Last week was a very busy week for the children. They worked hard each day getting things ready in the room for Back to School Night. On Tuesday, they worked on their watermelon slices for the bulletin board. After completing the project they chose a plastic knife from the basket, looked at the number on it and cut out that number of seeds to put on their watermelons. They look fabulous on our board. They also painted a circle to look like the inside of a watermelon slice and put it together with their favorite summer memory. Displayed in bowls on the table they also look fantastic!
Wednesday brought the children to the pod where they were joined with their other first grade friends to hear the story If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff. The children made their own mice and wrote what they would give a mouse. We had some very creative ideas!
On Thursday, the children wrote a letter to you asking you to look at the many things they have done since school started. As a class we have been talking about school rules and classroom rules. Children have modeled for each other the way to come to the rug for Morning Meeting. They have learned many new greetings as we practice learning each other’s names. Our first assembly of the year took place on Friday morning with Mrs. Johnson leading the Belonging Assembly with kindergarten through second grade participating. The children later enjoyed a Fun Friday read aloud Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes and sequenced the story using pictures. Ask your child to tell you about the story while looking at their pictures.
This week in Math we have been working on addition number combinations for 6,7,8 and 9.
Scholastic Book Club flyers went home yesterday. Please look through the selections and if you would like to order you may do so on-line or you may fill out the order form and send it back to school with a check made out to Scholastic Reading Club. All orders are due by Friday, September 25th.
It was wonderful meeting so many of you last Thursday. I look forward to a great year with your children.