October 27 - 31

We had such a great time investigating pumpkins! Thank you for all the help and donations.  

We are looking forward to our fun Halloween games and activities on Friday! Remember to wear your PJs!

It is Spirit Week! Show your school spirit by dressing up every day! 

Monday, Oct. 27: Disney Day 

Tuesday, Oct. 28: Sports Day

Wednesday, Oct. 29: Blast to the Past Day (wear your favorite decade!)

Thursday, Oct. 30: Twin Day (I will be wearing my ILCS shirt and jeans if you want to be twins with ME!)

Friday, Oct. 31: PJ DAY!

Please don't forget to bring your book bags to school every day. Friends that do not bring book bags back to school cannot take a new book home that day :( The book or books in your child's book bag will be books we are working on together in reading groups and/or books self-selected by your child. 

Parent conferences are coming up in a few weeks! I will be posting a parent conference schedule on a clipboard down at the playground Monday morning - this schedule will also be in our classroom the next several weeks. Please take the time to pop by and sign up for a good time that suits your schedule. If you are not able to come to school to sign up, please email me {suestanley1@me.com} and we can choose a time for you! I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your child's progress!

Join the ABC Club!!  Students who can write all of the ABCs uppercase and lower case correctly and neatly will join the ABC club.  Keep practicing!!!

RAZ-Kids: Congratulations to Gabrial, Kassidy , and Derek!!  They were our top 3 readers last week!  Way to go!! They spent the most time on Raz-kids last week! 

Smarty Ants: Our top Ant of the week award goes to Gian!   Gian was the Top Ant in Most Time Played.  Way to go Gian!! 

IXL Math: Congratulations to Calvin, Gian and Sara!  They were our top 3 IXL math students.  They spent the most time practicing math skills on IXL math!  Way to go!!

We Give Books: Last week we read 7 We Give Books!!  Way to go class!! We have now read 69 books so far this year!  We Give Books is a digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.  For every book we read, a book is donated to a child in need!  My Goal is for the students in our class to read 25 books each month.  We will be reading the “We Give Books” online in class and I encourage each student and family to read at least one additional book at home each week.  Of course more than one a week is even better.  Let’s work together to meet, or even surpass, the 25 book a month mark! You can access the We Give Website at the following link: We Give Books. Our class username is: ILCS_Kinder_Stanley and the password is: leaders. Happy Reading!!

What Are We Learning This Week?: 

Sight Words: BOY, GIRL, HAS, NICE, WANT. 

Letter Team:  OY/OI (like in BOY, TOY/COIN).

Word Family: This week we will be making words with the word families -OP (HOP, COP, SHOP) AND -OY (BOY, TOY, JOY).  Please help your child with word families of the week by asking them to create different words with the word families.

Reading: We will read many books about pumpkins and Halloween. We will practice all of our reading strategies learned so far. Students will continue to read their self-selected good fit books and paper books from their book boxes. This week, I will be assessing students on letters, sounds, sight words, and letter teams learned so far. 

Writing: We will continue to write three sentences on the same topic, using an uppercase at the beginning of a sentence, finger spaces after each word, and a period at the end.

Math: We will continue our unit on "Counting with Friends", along with our fun Halloween math story problems. This week, I will be assessing each student on their knowledge of numbers, counting and cardinality, and geometry and shapes. 

Leadership: Our leadership theme for the month of October is TEAMWORK. We will have our Leadership Awards Assembly on Friday morning.