Week of September 11, 2017

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Picture Day is next week on Wednesday, September 13th! If you are interested in ordering pictures, please be sure to complete the order form and have your child return it to his/her teacher on or by this date.

CALENDAR REMINDERS

  • Wednesday, September 13: Picture Day
  • Thursday, September 14: Lead From Here Picnic for 1st and 2nd grade families- 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 19: Last day for Go, Play, Save Fundraiser

ACADEMIC UPDATES

Language Arts

  • Building our reading stamina by setting reading goals and increasing the volume of our reading
  • Increasing our reading fluency by quickly recognizing and scooping up sight words in order to read in longer phrases
  • Retelling the order of events in a story in order to help us develop our reading comprehension skills
  • Studying the craft of mentor authors in order to write meaningful narrative stories
  • Noticing and capturing everyday moments in order to save them for possible story ideas to write later
  • Stretching out small moment narratives by zooming in on the moment and magnifying it with details
  • Using a capital letter at the beginning of every sentence and a punctuation mark at the end of the sentence

Math

  • Writing equivalent names for numbers by using addition and subtraction (Ex: 10 can be represented as 4+6, 3+7, or as tally marks)
  • Finding combinations of 10 in order to increase fact fluency
  • Exploring even and odd numbers
  • Looking for place value patterns while skip counting

Science

  • Identifying the six different types of simple machines (wheel, axle, lever, screw, wedge, pulley)

Social Studies

  • Lead From Here lessons (citizen-leaders and being ethical)

SPECIAL AREA UPDATES

Check out our LS Art blog, Ravens heART to find out what our young artists have been up to recently! Remember to subscribe to receive notifications each time there’s a new post. #ravensheartart

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