November Class News
Room 229 News
Mrs. Myrsini Smith November 2019
It was wonderful to have so many families come to watch the Halloween parade! A special thank you to our homeroom parents and volunteers who helped with the activities for our Halloween celebration. It was a huge success! The kiddos were thrilled! Also, we thoroughly enjoyed our Community Helpers trip last month. The kids were tired, but they learned a lot and had some great fun. Thank you parent chaperones!
This month we will be learning about the First Thanksgiving and how the Wampanoag tribe lived and helped the Pilgrims so long ago. We will be joining Mrs. Ferreira’s class to share in a friendship feast. We will also be discussing making healthy choices and how to avoid spreading germs. In Science we are beginning a unit on Force and Motion. Please see below for more curriculum information. I will be sending home backdated family newsletters from Fundations, our reading program, and a new Social Studies newsletter from our Nystrom program.
If you are interested in helping your child at home with their reading, please know that any rehearsal of letter sounds, building and segmenting words, and reading our high frequency words is wonderful practice! Number identification practice would also be helpful for the children as we move forward and build on this skill. Feel free to play “I Spy” or “I’m Thinking of A...” at home as a fun way to incorporate skills into a game. Finally, don’t forget to help your children learn their address and phone numbers! It is an important safety skill.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by email, note, or phone call. Also, please let me know if you prefer not to receive class communications by email in the future.
Mrs. Powers, & Mrs. White
*We will review the letter names, introduce the basic sounds, and learn to write the following letters:
/d/, /s/, /e/, /r/, /p/, /j/, /l/, /h/, /k/, /v/, /w/
*We will review letters /t/, /b/, /f/, /n/, /m/, /i/, /u/, /c/, /o/, /a/, /g/
*We will review the following high frequency words: a, I, am, the, and, are
*We will also introduce new high frequency words to read: to, is, his, as, has, was