Week of October 29

On Wednesday, October 31st Lower School will be participating in a Halloween Parade around the Campus Green from 8:05-8:30. If you celebrate Halloween, students should come dressed in costume this day. We ask that there be no face paint, masks or handheld accessories (ex: wands or swords).  We will also participate in a Halloween Carnival during PE time. Students may bring a change of clothing for after the festivities.

Ravenscroft will be participating in the Wake Relief Food Drive. The drive will run from October 31-November 12th. Each grade level is responsible for bringing in certain nonperishable items. 2nd grade has been assigned to bring in spaghetti, canned corn, peas, or green beans. Food collection bags will be going home within the next week.  All of the food collected will be going to the Wake Relief Food Pantry to feed the hungry during the holiday season.

Please remember to sign up for a conference time with your child’s teacher on Conference Day, Thursday, November 1st. You may sign up by accessing your Parent Portal. If you have a conflict that prevents you from attending the conference on Conference Day, please contact your child’s teacher to set up an alternate date and time. While here, please check the Lost and Found.

The RavenZone will have extended hours of 7:15-4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

CALENDAR REMINDERS

  • Wednesday, October 31st: Halloween Parade and carnival during PE time
  • Thursday, November 1st: Parent/Teacher Conferences (No school for students) – please check the Lost and Found

ACADEMIC UPDATES

Language Arts

  • Retelling stories in order to specifically think about what the author wants to teach us
  • Celebrating the growth of readers by reviewing skills practiced this quarter – “Readers have grown like beanstalks!”
  • Recommending books to classmates and re-organizing classroom libraries with suggestions for peers
  • Using a checklist to edit our writing and check for correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization in order to prepare our writing for publication
  • Publishing and sharing our writing with an audience
  • Celebrating all that we have accomplished as writers

Math

  • Discovering additional strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Exploring patterns on addition/subtraction facts table
  • Finding missing addends in an addition problem through the use of various tables and visual organizers

Science

  • Applying knowledge of simple machines in the experience of constructing pocket sundials
  • Identifying the six different types of simple machines (wheel and axle, lever, screw, wedge, pulley, and inclined plane)
  • Discovering how simple machines make work easier, faster, and more efficient

Social Studies

  • Discussing the characteristics and importance of being a good community citizen
  • Using map skills to read a variety of maps for information

 

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