Weekly Announcements for October 22-26

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This week in First grade…

Wow! I can hardly believe October is almost over! We had a great turn out at the Sock Hop this weekend.  I hope you were able to spend some fun family time together and enjoy this gorgeous weather.

This week…

Red Ribbon week!

Monday (10/23): Wear RED for Red Ribbon week! Life skills ceremony in Cafeteria at 7:35 a.m.

Tuesday (10/24): Eat a Healthy Breakfast and Bring a Healthy Snack!

Wednesday (10/25): Wear ORANGE for Unity Day!

Thursday (10/26): Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey! Math Night hosted by Mathnasium, 6:30 p.m. at Caraway

Friday (10/27): Wear your Caraway t-shirt!  Caraway Academy 7:50am


This week in Reading and Writing Workshop…

We will continue our learning about nonfiction text.  We know that readers read to learn! Writers can also write to teach readers something they know a lot about!  We will examine the features of nonfiction and create a list of ways readers use these features.  We will discuss the purpose behind why readers read nonfiction…to LEARN!  We will continue our learning, reading and writing. This week, our focus will be on Spiders!


This week in Math workshop…

We will also start learning about Subtraction and Doubles. We will explore what subtraction means by acting out subtraction stories and using manipulatives.  Also in this unit, the students will begin thinking about how addition and subtraction are connected.


Next week (Monday and Tuesday) we are going to do a fun graphing activity.  If a few families could donate a bag of candy (either one kind of candy or a bag with different kinds) that would be fantastic.  We are going to do some real-life learning with candy! Thanks in advance! *we will not be eating the candy at school but I will send it home!


This week in Science…

We will be exploring magnets! We will learn all about how they attract and repel objects.  We will have many hands-on opportunities to explore this fun unit!


This week in Social Studies…

We will learn communities and how people change and grow over time.


Our Life Skill of the week is Initiative! Initiative is the ability to do something without being asked just because it needs to be done.


Dates to Remember:

Oct 22-26– Red Ribbon Week

Oct 28 – Trunk or Treat 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Oct 29 – TAG Parent Orientation for New Referralsfrom 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Caraway Library.

Oct 30– Report Cards go home

Nov 1 – PTA Reflections due (Optional)

Nov 1 – 12 – Food Drive for the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Barrels will be placed in the main hallways for canned and non-perishable food.

Nov 5 – Dec 14 – Registration for Science Fair

Nov 19-23– Thanksgiving Holiday


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