Working Together

*** Reminder that conferences start this Thursday. I look forward to meeting with each of you and talking about the progress your wonderful kids have made.

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The students worked on missing addends today for their math journal. I loved hearing that the students knew what an addend meant! This is the number that is joining with another number in an addition problem.

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We started chapter three today which will go deeper into addition. The students will be learning strategies to use to help with addition.


We started making this addition strategies mat. When we are finished with it, I will get it laminated for the students. They can pull it out as a resource when adding. We learned the counting on method today.


During math groups we continued to work on counting on. They used counting on ‘pockets’ to put the big number in and then count on with the smaller number.


During reading small groups we continued working on the short u sound. We also worked on Cause and Effect.

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During grammar the students worked on telling and asking sentences. As a group they sorted sentences into asking and telling groups. Then they wrote the complete sentences. I gave stickers for the students who wrote complete sentences. The students are really getting better at this.


During social studies we continued working on cooperation. The students did an activity where one student thought of a picture to draw and they both had to draw the picture with the same crayon without talking. The task was not so easy when they didn’t work together. We did the same activity, but I had them talk it out the second time. They found out that working together was a lot easier.

**** Mrs. Kozak is asking for volunteers for the book fair. It starts this week. If you would like to help out please follow the link to sign up.

*** Announcements from PTO

Reading Rally Trivia:
Over the next 5 weeks the kids will be bringing in the Trivia sheets for each weeks drawing. There will be three winners drawn each week with a grand prize winner drawn at the end for the family that returned all 5 trivia sheets! The grand prize winner will be announced at Turkey Bingo!  Trivia due dates are as follows:

Week One: Oct 5th-9th Trivia due on Oct 12th

Week Two: Oct 12th-16th Trivia due Oct 19th

Week Three: Oct 19th-23rd Trivia due Oct 26th

Week Four: Oct 26th-30th Trivia due Nov 2nd

Week Five: Final trivia and all uncompleted sheets due by Nov. 13th to be eligible for the grand prize drawing!

Original Works:

Art work and forms went home in the October 2nd Friday Folder. All orders are due by October 13th.

Halloween Dance:

A Halloween dance on October 23rd from 6:30-8pm. It will be like the Big Beach Blast, but full of Halloween spooky music! There will be presale tickets to this event to help avoid long lines the night of the event. More info will be in this weeks FridayFolder about the event and presale tickets forms

Spirit Days

Every Friday wear your green and purple to have the chance to win a prize for the class and your teacher!


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