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October Newsletter

posted Oct 29, 2019, 8:01 AM by Kathleen Aucella   [ updated Oct 29, 2019, 8:15 AM ]

What We’re Learning! 

Math – The children took the test for Unit 2 last week and began unit 3 in Math this week.  Unit 3 focuses on addition and subtraction facts, as well as strategies to learn those facts.  Please continue to encourage your child to study their facts using Reflex along with math games and/or flash cards.  

Reading - We have been learning how to choose “just right “books and about Decoding Strategies good readers use, in order to become better readers. The children have also learning about author’s intentions for writing a book. We just began our Non-Fiction unit. Children will be reading many different types of NF books and learning the key features in NF books.

Writing - The children have been learning about writing Small Moments (stories from their lives). They have been working hard on sentence structure, editing and revising their stories. Each child published one of their pieces this week. Our next unit will be Non-Fiction writing. Students will be writing expert books on a topic of their choice.  Children will share their books at our Learning Expo in January.  More details to follow.

Science - We will begin a unit on Pebbles, Sand, & Silt next week. The class will be investigating the properties of different rocks and doing many experiments with sand & silt. The kids love the hands-on experiments!

Social Studies – The class finished a unit on Economics which focused on Producers and Consumers.  We have started a short unit on Landforms.

Upcoming Events

10/31 – Halloween Parade and Party – 1:45

11/8 - Half day - PD teacher

11/11 - No school - Veteran's Day

Teacher Recommended Links

FunBrain

http://Funbrain.com

Find math games by topic or by grade at FunBrain.  Students will enjoy playing a variety of math games that reinforce concepts and engage young learners.

Hooda Math

http://HoodaMath.com

Logic and reasoning, math fact practice, and more make up the free educational games at Hooda Math.  There are quite a few games that call for higher order thinking and ask students to problem solve to complete the activities.

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and our class schedule on my web page.  

To view my page, go to http://www.norfolk.k12.ma.us/aucella.   

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