Poem: Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Sight Words: has, on

Reading: This week in reading our focus was to retell a story. Students work at remembering what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story. We read Halloween books throughout the week to retell and students also used the iPads to retell. After scanning a halloween QR code, students listened to a story, then used Chatterpix to record the beginning, middle, and end of the story they heard.

This week we made a list of -en words. This is how we practice rhyming and blending throughout the week. On Monday we used a prezi to help us generate our list of words. Check it out below!

Writing: This week we learned about what makes a true story. A true story is a 3 page book about something that a really happened to us. Each page contains something specific about our story. On the first page, students write who is in their story. The second page is for where their story takes place. And the final third page is for what happened in their story. Students watched as I wrote a true story about our first field trip to the pumpkin patch. Each day I modeled, and students went back to work on the same page. This strategy will help as they learn the writing process.

Math: This week our vocabulary word was position. We learned that the position of an objects means where it is. We practiced identifying the following positions: under, above, beside, next to, behind, in front of, and more! We practiced showing what the positions look like around the room and worked with a partner to demonstrate positions.

We also practiced writing numbers 0-20 using dry erase boards. This is a 2nd nine weeks skill.

Content: This week we learned about spiders. On Monday we watched a short video about spiders and read a story. We worked at completing a have, can, are tree map together with information we learned. On Tuesday we learned about orb spider webs. We explored different designs and then used glue and glitter to make our own. On Wednesday we worked on labeling the body parts of a spider, and we finished the week by making our spider craft. Students made a spider and wrote how many eyes, legs, fangs, and body parts a spider has.

Extra fun:
This week was Red Ribbon week and Granparent's Day! Check out the pictures from a few of our fun days!

Reading: Students will...
-learn words in the -ed word family.
-compare and contrast between and within stories.
-count the syllables in words.

Writing: Students will...
-talk about being a smarty speller.
-write another true story with modeling.

Math: Students will...
-learn about 3D shapes.

Content: Students will study the season fall and leaves. We will go on a leaf hunt and explore the changes that we see each year during the season fall/autumn.

Fire Safety

Poem: Where Am I?
Sight Words: am, go

Reading: Our focus this week was Text Features. Text features include headings. captions, bold words, glossaries, labels, and more! We talked about how these things help us learn more about the book we are reading. We rolled a dice and found text features in a pigeon book this week.

Our word family this week was the -am word family. We generated a list and watched a video of -am words.

This week we read the book "Everybody Works" and added the following words to the vocabulary chart: work, office, volunteer, earn, hobby, and protecting. On Thursday we made a short book on book creator about a few of our hobbies. A hobby is something we do for fun in our spare time. Lots of our hobbies included our family. 

Writing: This week in writer's workshop we learned how to start a sentence with words other than I and we worked on using beginning and ending sounds for unknown words. Students are writing simple sentences but are learning that they can write more. Those words that are not sight words are tricky but students are writing the beginning and ending sounds for those words. 

Math: Students learned about the word sort this week. They added the word to their journal and explained that sort means to put things that are the same together. We listed ways we could sort including by size, color, shape, clothes, food, shoes, toys, etc. Throughout the week we exercised our understanding of sort by explaining what didn't belong in a group of pictures. Students were shown a screen with a variety of food and a bear. They had to explain that the bear didn't belong because the rest was food. 

Content: This week we spent lots of time learning about Fire Safety. We started the week by completing a KWL chart with things we already knew about fire safety, what we wonder about fire safety, and what we learned (came later in the week). We then listened to a real firefighter and we learned more about his job and what we should do to stay safe.

We talked about the important tools that a firefighter needs to fight fires and one of those tools was a fire truck. We used shapes to make a fire truck. Then we talked about our fire safety plan at home after talking with our families about the importance of a meeting spot. We finished the week with our fire dog craft. Our fire dog has fire rules on bones.

Morning Meeting: Each week for our morning meeting, we will have a social skill that we will focus on for the entire week. This week we talked about using our hands for good, and specifically not hitting. We read the story, "No more Hitting for Little Hamster" on Monday. Then we watched a video about keeping our hands to ourselves on Tuesday. On Wednesday we sorted hearts that had good and bad ways to use our hands. On Thursday we did role playing and talked through situations. Next week we will talk about blurting out and how it is important to raise our hand.


Is Red Ribbon Week! Take a look at the Spirit Days for next week. 
Monday: Wear Red
Tuesday: "I have better things to do than drugs" Day (Wear clothes to represent your favorite hobbies, sports, etc.)
Wednesday: "I mustache you not to do drugs" Day (Wear a mustache.)
Thursday: "I'm too cool for drugs" Day (Dress in your coolest clothes.)

Reading: Students will...
-rhyme with words in the -en family.
-retell a story including characters, setting and the beginning, middle, and end. 

Writing: Students will...
-learn about true stories.
-write a 3 page story about something that really happened to them, 

Math: Students will...
-learn about the word position and explain the position of objects.
-practice writing numbers 0-20.

Content: Students will listen to Halloween stories and learn about spiders!