DROP EVERYTHING AND READ
Monday is our district celebration of reading. We’re having a school wide pajama day and will be trying to read independently for twenty minutes.
The November Scholastic catalogues will be sent home tomorrow. Please consider making a purchase. Not only are there some great deals, purchasing through the school gives money back to the classroom and library. As well, a new book is always a great incentive to read!
Constable Sophie will be visiting Rayleigh tomorrow to talk to the children about Halloween safety, a message that we’ll be reinforcing throughout the week.
We begin our formal word work this week. Your child will be bringing home an envelope of words to sort and study each night (more detailed directions are on the envelope). On Friday, I will be choosing ten words from the group to test the students on.
Students should be reading, completing their word sorts and calendar homework nightly. I will be collecting the October calendars on Monday, November 2. Calendars with at least 20 nights marked will be eligible for a draw.
For extended absences, students should complete the daily homework, keep a journal and look for real life math (patterns, adding, subtracting and comparing). Playing card or dice games are also a great way to keep skills sharp. If available, they could also play games online. One site we use at school is Arcademic which allows practice at grade level in a fun way. I can help the student catch up in areas of need when they return.
We will start our unit on Matter this week.
Mrs. Gorman has kindly volunteered to DJ a primary dance in the gym on the afternoon of October 30. Students may dress up for the event, but:
- they must be able to get in and out of their costumes independently as they will be changing at lunch
- please leave masks, easily lost or potentially dangerous accessories (such as weapons) at home
October 27- library day (orientation)
Week of November 2 Scholastic book fair in the library.
Thanks as always for your support,