Week of November 6th

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thank you for joining us during Conference Day. We enjoyed sharing about your child’s growth in first quarter. We are looking forward to the rest of the year together! Thank you for your partnership on this learning journey.

Poetry assignments will begin this week! At the top of the blog page, please reference the tabs to find “poetry particulars” and a scoring rubric (a hard copy of this information was distributed at conferences). Our first theme will be Veteran’s Day/Patriotic and your child’s poem must be at least four lines. Your child needs to turn in a copy of his/her poem on Tuesday, November 7th and our first day for recitation will be Friday, November 10th. Your child should work on memorizing his/her poem throughout the week. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you have any questions or need help finding a poem.

The Book Fair is coming to town! Please click here for more information about hours and events taking place each day. Please see the Book Fair Schedule below for specific times each class will be visiting the Book Fair. You are welcome to attend the Book Fair with your child on the day/time that your child’s class will be attending and shop for books together. Plan to meet your child in Richards Hall, the location of the Book Fair. If you are not able to attend on the day and time that your child’s class will be going, you may send money in an envelope with your child’s name so that he/she may purchase books. There will be plenty of adult volunteers to help students handle the money and purchase accordingly.

Lane’s Class: Monday, November 6th from 1:15-1:45

Coffey’s Class: Monday, November 6th from 1:45-2:15

Crawford’s Class: Tuesday, November 7th from 9:15-9:45

Ravenscroft will be participating in the Wake Relief Food Drive. The drive will run from November 1st-November 13th. 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.

As a way to support deployed troops, The Lower School Student Council is organizing a candy collection for Operation Gratitude. If your family wants to participate please send in candy through November 9th.

CALENDAR REMINDERS

  • Monday, November 6th-Friday, November 10th: Book Fair
  • Thursday, November 9th: Parents Association Meeting (8-9:30 a.m., PA Room)
  • Friday, November 10th: Veteran’s Day Celebration (8:15-9 a.m., LS Gym) and Red, White, and Blue Day for students and faculty/staff (not dress down)

ACADEMIC UPDATES

Language Arts

  • Becoming experts about new and interesting topics
  • Growing our knowledge about nonfiction topics by putting together the details that we read with our own thoughts and asking, “What is this book teaching me?”
  • Previewing all the parts of a book in order to determine what a book will teach us and asking, “How does this book go?”
  • Celebrating all that we have accomplished as writers
  • Exploring plural nouns and contractions
  • Applying spelling patterns and principles within our writing

Math

  • Finding missing addends in an addition problem through the use of various tables and visual organizers
  • Using addition strategies
  • Understanding how to subtract by thinking addition
  • Exploring fact families

Science

  • Conducting experiments to explore force and motion

Social Studies

  • Understanding how government services add value to our communities
  • Exploring how governments establish order, provide security, and create laws to manage conflict

SPECIAL AREAS

Music

Hello Parents! Below you will find links to my blog that include music for your child to learn for the Holiday Sharing. Enjoy!
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