Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 11 Weekly News

Cantone Community Weekly News
October 11, 2016



This week’s assignments (Due Monday, October 17):
  • Cursive “p” and “j” - remember to trace a letter and then write a letter.
  • Read for 15 minutes or more every day, including Saturday and Sunday, and record what you read and for how long you read on your Reading Log.
  • Play outside
  • Eat dinner together and have a conversation
  • Read together


Weekly News:
  • Open House is Wednesday, October 12, 6:00-7:30 pm. I am looking forward to meeting you and the children are excited to show you their classroom and what they do at school.


  • In math, the children had a quiz on Topic B, “Division as an Unknown Factor.” Tomorrow we will begin Topic C, “Analyzing Arrays to Multiply Using Units of 2 and 3. This topic includes learning about the commutative property. The commutative property means that changing the order of the factors doesn’t change the total. For instance, 2 x 6 = 12 or 6 x 2 = 12. 6 and 2 are factors. When multiplied together the total is still 12 whether the 6 comes first or the 2 comes first. The first number in a multiplication problem is the number of rows or groups. The second number is how many in each row or group. Attached are explanations of the lessons we will cover this week.


  • In science we have been learning about clouds and how they help us predict the weather. Students are creating a poster illustrating four different types of clouds and the weather that comes with them.


  • In Listening and Learning, I am reading aloud The Wind in the Willows.This week we will read the chapters, “The Wild Wood” and “The Open Road.” We will continue to discuss perspective and the themes of friendship/loyalty, hospitality, responsibility, and irresponsibility. Ask your child to tell you which characters exhibit these themes and to describe what they do that fits with the theme.


  • Picture Day is October 17. Forms went home last week. If you need another form, send a note in with your child.


  • Five-Week Reports will go home on Friday. Because we have spent the first five weeks of school getting to know each other and practicing routines, your child’s grades are only a reflection of a couple of Math assessment scores and a beginning of the year Reading Inventory score.

  • We have an opportunity to get free books for our classroom by collecting UPC labels from SunnyD and Fruit2O products. If you use these products, please send in your labels. We need 20 labels before November 30 to get 20 books. See the attached flyer.

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