Weekly Overview for Oct.18th-22nd, 2010

Sunday, 24 October 2010, 11:03 | Category : Uncategorized
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Room 101 News

Friday, October 22, 2010

Important Dates:

October 26th– Spanish Assembly at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Our room will be dancing and singing during this time. Please plan to attend!! Also, I need a few volunteers to help get the students dressed. Please let me know on Monday if you would like to help. 

***Boys: Need to wear a white long sleeve shirt with collar and black pants.

October 29th-Literacy Parade– Students may come in costume and bring in special treats for our Literacy Character Party in the afternoon.


Reading:   During  our Reading/Literacy block, we read the big book, My Senses by Aliki and filled out a visual Senses chart.  We discussed what ” informational text” is and gather information about our body parts, eyes, ears, nose and mouth.  We also started to create our first booklet,  My 5 Senses and utilized our sight words, I, see & the.  We also tied in this book to our Fall/Fall harvest thematic unit.  We will continue to study about Pumpkins and the seasons and how our senses can fully observe this wonderful change of time.   As a real life experience we did visit the Eden Nature center to accompany this Fall unit.


Letter of the Week: was A and students learned one new song, “Hurray for A “ and bought in aaawesome items for this letter.  We also learned that A is a very important letter—as a vowel.  We read/and sounded out 3 letter short a words.  Children held the letter cards and we sounded out words such as, car -/c/–/a/–/r/–car!  I will send out a list of 3 letter words that you may practice with your child.  Please emphasize each letter sound and then blending the sounds to read the word. 


Writing:  We have continued launching our Writer’s Workshop and introducing Small Moments.  For the introduction of what is a “Small Moment”, we read the story, Owl Moon as a model and had students make connections.  We will continue to work on this for the next week.


Math: We made a graphed to accompany our Pumpkin tasting party. Students had to choose whether they enjoy their pumpkin as a pie or doughnuts.  Our Pumpkin doughnuts were very good and received the most votes from Room 101.  I also introduced simple addition problems for our students to solve by using beans,  and the dots from our dominoes during center time. 


Science: We made pumpkin observations by working with large pumpkin that I bought in.  We estimated how much it weighed and how many seeds it had.  We also counted the seeds by tens and counted the creases as well.  In shared writing: we used adjectives and details to describe our pumpkins from the inside and outside.  Lastly, we had a Pumpkin Tasting party and tried pumpkin pie, pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin bread and pumpkin butter!

Homework Ideas: (Please send it in to share after it is complete, so we can celebrate your child’s hard work!)

 * Collect fall leaves and make a collage. Have your child identify and write the colors.

* Make a booklet of changes that occur during the Fall.

*Ask your child to draw a Fall picture and write a sentence with our sight words “I see the…”

* Have your child cut out pictures of Owls and octopus for next week.


Just a few reminders:

1. Please have your child gather small items that start with the letter O /sound  for next week.  Please send them in the small brown paper bag.

2. We are in need of paper towels, Clorox wipes and small paper cups.  Please donate these items if you can!

3. For our Literacy Character Party on 10/29, please send it some treats such as cookies, fruit, juice boxes and other treats.  We will be playing literacy games, singing our favorite reading/sound songs and listening to our first chapter book.  

4. Don’t forget your costume for our Literacy Parade/Party….I will be wearing mine!

Mrs. Piscitelli

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