Go Pirates!

Scotty and I are currently cheering on the Pirates while surrounded by my whole family of Cubs fans. Go Pirates!

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We learned about the commutative property of addition or the flip flop fact. The students formed themselves into a number sentence and then flipped the addends. The addends get flipped, but the sum stays the same. We added this strategy to our addition strategies mat.

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I then taught the students two games to play for flip flop facts. We played “Go Flip” and memory.

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We continued working on our books in writing. The students are doing a great job of using their story hands to write their stories.

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For reading groups we worked on sorting pictures based off of their short vowel sound. We also worked on writing a story with a problem. The students practiced using their story hand to include characters, setting, and three details.

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For art, we drew FrankenBuddies and then painted them. The students got to add details of their own and they became very creative.

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http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/fall-2015-elementary-school-videos

The above link is to a video for the book fair. It will open up tomorrow.

**** 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.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4faea729aa8-scholastic

*** 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 weeksFridayFolder 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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