Weekly Announcements for October 1-5

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Monday (10/1):   Life Skills Ceremony for Perseverance at 7:35 a.m. in the cafeteria

Tuesday (10/2):  Tuesday Folders Come Home

Wednesday (10/3): Library Check-out at 8:45 a.m.  Please send Library books back before or by Wednesday morning.

Thursday (10/4):

Friday (10/5):  Caraway Academies- 7:50 am.

This week in Writing Workshop…

We will continue working on our small moment stories.  We will discuss how writers narrow their topic down to make our stories more interesting.  We will continue to think about how we can organize our stories so that it makes sense to the reader by using a beginning, middle, and end.  Students will begin using capitalization at the beginning of a sentence and when using the pronoun ‘I’. Students will also begin to recognize when they should use end punctuation.  In science and social studies, we will record facts and observations in our various notebooks. On Friday, we will reflect on our time in our Academy and then write about it.

This week in Math…

We will begin a new unit on Length, Measurement & Time.  In this unit, we will discuss what we could use to measure different objects and the proper way to measure them.  We will use different non-standard units (cubes, paper clips, crayons, popsicle sticks) to measure objects in the classroom.  We will discuss all of the different ways you can measure an object, such as its length, width, height, and weight.

You can help your child at home by letting them measure objects around the house.  Let them use spoons, beans, pennies or toothpicks! They will have so much fun!

This week in Reading Workshop…

We will continue thinking about different elements of fiction.  We will discuss the plot, setting, and characters in a fiction story.  The students will learn that making predictions can help them to understand the story better.  When we make predictions as we read, we have to stop and think about what is happening in the story and what the characters are doing, saying and feeling.  This allows the reader to become more connected with the story and characters in order to gain a better understanding. We will continue to respond orally during partner reading and will continue to build stamina during independent reading time. We will be meeting in small groups to discuss various reading strategies to increase accuracy, comprehension, and fluency.

You can help your child at home by having them read to you or to themselves for 10-15 minutes per night and by reading to them.  This can be a very rewarding part of yours and your child’s day. Ask them to recall events from the story and to talk about the characters’ feelings and actions.  Work on the 1st Grade sight word list. You can find this list in the daily folder.

This week in Social Studies…

We will continue learning about some of our nation’s symbols, including the Statue of Liberty!

This week in Science…

We will learn about different forms of energy.  The students will learn that there are 3 different forms of energy (heat, light & sound).  We will identify a variety of sources of heat, light, and sound in the classroom and around the school.  We will record our findings and observations in our science notebook.

This week’s Life Skill is Perseverance! We will think about how we can keep trying and never give up.

Caraway’s 2018 Bike Rodeo, which only happens every other year, is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, from 10am-12pm at the Caraway’s parking lot (flagpole / Carlwood Drive side). There will be a raffle for a FREE bike from Empire BMX, FREE helmets to the first 50 students, helmet fitting and bike tune-up stations, and a bike course set-up to learn how to ride safely.  Watch a BMX bike stunt show and grab some food from Rosarito’s Taco truck. We need parent volunteers to make this event happen, so please sign up here: https://goo.gl/XQprac. Hope to see you there!

That’s all for now! Have a great week!

Dates to Remember:

Oct 6th – Bike Rodeo on Carlwood side of school 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Oct 8th– No school for students

Oct 9th– No school for students – Parent-Teacher conferences

Oct 10 – Bond Presentation/PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Oct 11th – International Walk and Bike to School Day

Oct 15th – Math Information Night at CVMS for Elementary Parents, 6:00 p.m.

Oct 20th – Caraway’s 80s Themed Sock Hop (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.)


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