How much fun was the field trip to Marbles?!?! SO MUCH FUN! I was truly impressed with the kiddos knowledge when we went to the classroom for their Global class! All they have learned in Global literacy here at WSES show cased beautifully and I think the Marbles instructor was very surprised! They recognized many flags and countries names from all over our world! Thank you to our volunteers for their attendance and help! It made the trip much more enjoyable for your students' teachers :)

I'm sending home a GREEN sight word list! We are working very hard on our sight words because all children must read and pass the first level of guided reading books by the first of December! This is a level B, or 1-2. This book is FULL of sight words!!
I have singled out several words and typed a list on GREEN paper that are important to know this quarter! These are the most important words to read to be able to pass the level B or 1-2 book by December! 
Even if your child has surpassd the first couple of lists in his/her sight word book, these are vital sight words to practice and practice....and practice some more! Each child is getting this GREEN list no matter how far he/she has gotten in his/her sight word book.  I will be assessing these words often here at school, so remember to PRACTICE at home!!!

FYI, we have ART this week :)

Here are some important dates to jot down:
Friday, October 25th: 9:20 am Awards Rally!! (If your student is receiving an award, I sent a letter home to your family!)

Friday, October 25th: Spooky Spider Centers! 1:30-3:00pm Make sure to sign up or donate as you can!!

October 28-November 1: Spirit Week! (Check your flyer that was sent home last week for day-to-day specifics!)

Thursday, November 7th: Annual Math and Science Night at WSES

Friday, Novmeber 8th: Early Release

Here's what we are up to in our busy classroom this week!

Thematic Unit: Apples & Scarecrows

Readers use everything they have learned in their community to Really Read!
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words: Read common high frequency words by sight (e.g., the, to, you, she, me, is, are, do).

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables and sounds (phonemes). Count, produce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Readers use many tricks/tools at once. Readers read sight words with ease!

Composing and Decomposing Teen Numbers 11-19

Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, countout that many objects.

Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.

Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals

Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 18 is 10 and 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

We will play several dice and spinner games to practice writing 11-20 as well as building these numbers with classroom objects, recognizing tens in these teen numbers.

Students write their opinions!

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book.

With guidance and support from adults, respond to quetions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

We will recognize the patterned sentences in our sight word books and write with our own patterned sentences such as "I see a..." or "I see the..." "I like the..." or "I like to..." while stating our opinions on several topics...like spiders!



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