Welcome to Room 109!

(Week of 10/28/19)

As we read this week, we will work on understanding cause and effect.  We will be asking ourselves what happened and why as we discuss such stories as Animal Park, by Judy Nayer.  Finding words like because and so will help us to answer these questions.


Phonics learning will center on the short u sound in VC and CVC pattern words (run, sun, up).  We will also look at final consonant blends.  These blends contain two or more letters whose sounds blend together in the pronunciation of a word (must, bump).  Our grammar will shift focus from telling to asking sentences (questions).  Much of our writing during the week will give us practice in asking and answering questions. 


      In math we will be learning more about addition.  Our learners will focus on counting on, using a number line, and transferring information from number bonds.  We will be continue to look at ways to show joining two numbers well as writing addition sentences in vertical and horizontal form.


Important Dates:

  • Thursday, October 31 - Halloween Celebration and Parade (the parade begins at 1:30 - you can get a great view out on the sidewalk in front of the school)
  • Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day - No School
  • Friday, November 15 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - This is a no school day, but you are welcome to bring your child along to your scheduled conference.
  • November 27 - November 29 - Thanksgiving Break

 Classroom Wish List:

  • Tissues
  • Paper towels 
  • Napkins
  • Wet Ones wipes
  • Ziplock bags (any size)
  • Books and board games no longer used at home
  • Toys no longer used at home (especially Matchbox cars and small plastic animals/people)
  • Child appropriate magazines and catalogs (for cutting and collage)