News Week 10

October 15 - 19

This week we will read and learn all about spiders. We will explore non-fiction text and explore fact and opinion as we write facts we are learning about spiders. 


It is spirit week this week! Show your school spirit by dressing up fun each day! 


Monday, Oct. 15th: ColorSplash Day - go CRAZY with color! 

Tuesday, Oct. 16th: Tacky Tourist Tuesday - dress like you are visiting another country. 

Wednesday, Oct. 17th: WE ARE NOT PARTICIPATING IN SPIRIT DAY TODAY BECAUSE OF OUR FIELD TRIP. Please wear your blue ILCS shirt or another blue shirt!!!

Thursday, Oct. 18th: Throwback Thursday - dress like your favorite decade. 

Friday, Oct. 19th: Pajama Day Friday! Wear your PJs to school! 


Our field trip to Greenspot Farms is THIS WEDNESDAY! We are so excited for this field trip together. Please remember to wear your blue ILCS shirt and you do not need to bring a folder or lunch/snack on this day! You will also want to wear comfortable shoes that you can walk in. 


We are looking forward to celebrating fall together with some fun activities coming up. Next Friday, October 26th, we will be investigating pumpkins by measuring and carving and counting seeds. On Wednesday, October 31st, we will be celebrating with some fun fall games and activities. Instead of Halloween costumes, we invite all students to wear their PJs on this day again! 



What Are We Learning This Week:


Sight Words: ARE, BIG, LITTLE, FOR, WAS.


Letter Team:  IGH (like in HIGH, BRIGHT, LIGHT, RIGHT) and AR (like in CAR, FAR, JAR).


Word Family:  -IG. Please help your child with word families of the week by asking them to create different words with  the word family -IG (for example: BIG, PIG, WIG, DIG). I am sending home a fun worksheet/activity that you can do at home this week!


Reading: We will read many fiction and non-fiction books about spiders and discuss facts and key details from the text. We will continue to read our paper books and books from our class library. Please remember to bring your book bag to school every day! Students keep flashcards, sounds, sight words, and books in their book bags to practice. Unfortunately, students who do not bring their book bag back to school cannot take a book home that day. Thank you for your help in reinforcing this responsibility. 


Writing: This week, we will write non-fiction stories about what we are learning about spiders. We will each work on our individual writing goals. 


Math: We will also dive into some fun bat and spider math story problems, including addition and subtraction. We are learning to answer these problems using pictures, numbers (5-3=2), and words. Students will continue to work hard on their math goals. 


Leadership: For the month of October, our whole school will be focusing on the O of ROAR: Own Your Actions. We will talk about what that means and how we can own our actions at school. Our goal is to have students take ownership of their own behavior as we all strive to be leaders in our classroom and school.