Numbers to 1000:

We began a new math unit on numbers to 1000.  In this unit, students will:

  • Show a 3-digit number in a number of different ways, using concrete materials, pictures, words and numbers
  • Compare and order 2-digit and 3-digit numbers.
  • Skip count by 5s, 10s and 100s forward and backward to 1000.
  • Skip count by 3s, 4s and 25s forward and backward to 1000.
  • Estimate how many items are in a large collection by comparing it to a known quantity.

As a side note, we have also been practicing our addition facts since the beginning of the year. We are practicing them using several strategies to help make sure that the students have a good chance of experiencing success at making these small mental calculations when faced with more difficult math problems.

Halloween:

Here are a few things to keep in mind for Halloween on Wednesday.

If you choose to dress up:

  • Bring your costume so you can dress up after lunch.
  • No Weapons
  • Not too scary
  • School appropriate

I look forward to seeing your costumes!

Digital Citizenship:

Our new unit of study in health covers many aspects of personal safety. Learning to be safe or, “net-smart” when accessing the internet is one of the main topics we will be covering. Yesterday, we began learning the four main rules that will guide many of our discussions and projects.  The students brought home an internet safety rule pledge form to share with you. I have asked the students to sign it at the bottom to show that they are committed to the rules and using the internet safely. Please take the time to review the rules with them and sign it so that I know you have seen it. Once you have had a change to discuss it with your child please send it back to school. We will use it for future projects and store it with our other NetSmartz activities.

internet-safety-rules-pledge

Writer’s Workshop: Walking Stories

We have been learning that good writers help their readers connect by inviting them to ask questions, visualize, infer, and transform their thinking.  Our most recent focus has been the structure of stories. Some stories follow a simple path and use descriptive language to capture a readers interest in a person, place, or thing.  We call these walking stories. We read a walking story titled Snow and began to write our own stories. We look forward to sharing them with you soon.

Conferences:

School Interviews

P/S/T conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 18, and Thursday, October 23.

You can begin booking your times on Wednesday, October 3. Book your Parent/Student/Teacher Conference HERE and follow the instructions below.

Enter the code  X8dg4

1.  Enter Your Details

2.  Select the teacher you wish to see

3.  Select the appointment time that suit your family best.

Bookings close at the beginning of the day on October 17. For more information please read the letter below.