October 22, 2012: Spelling~Unit 8

This week we are working on Unit 8 in spelling. Your child should have brought home their pretest today. Please help them study for the test on Friday. The spelling homework should have also come home today and is due by Friday. This week’s skill is working with antonyms (opposites).  If you would like to practice this week’s skill, antonyms, just click on the picture below to get to a fun game.

THIS WEEK’S SPELLING WORDS:  no, than, hear, make, been, first

October 22, 2012: Book Treasure Book

Today we read a wonderful book called, Boogie Bones for our Book Treasure book. Boogie Bones, a skeleton who loves to dance, longs to show his stuff beyond the graveyard’s iron gates but is a little intimidated by people. One night he enters a dance contest at the Town Hall, disguising himself with a hat and tuxedo. All goes well until he launches into the lindy hop and wriggles and jiggles right out of his clothes. Onlookers are aghast to see a skeleton in their midst. Only a small girl is unafraid to dance with him, and her courage inspires everyone else to clap along. Your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet, and a rubber skeleton. Please have your child write a written, detailed retelling of the story. Envelopes and retelling sheets are due back by Tuesday. The skeleton should be kept at home in their treasure boxes. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title below.

Boogie Bones Podcast

October 21, 2012: Weekly Reminders

GYM: We have Gym class on Tuesday, don’t forget to wear/bring tennis shoes.

1/2 DAY: We have a 1/2 day Thursday. Dismissal will be at 12:00.

LIBRARY: We have library on Friday, don’t forget to bring back your books.

SUNNY D LABELS: Just a reminder, we are still collecting Sunny D labels. If you drink Sunny D, please save your labels and bring them to school. We are trying to collect 20, so that we can get 20 free books for our classroom. Don’t forget that I am giving out Eagle Bucks to everyone who brings them in. THANKS!!!

BOOK TREASURE BOOK: We ran out of time on Friday and we did not do our Book Treasure book. We will do it tomorrow and the retelling sheet will be due back by Wednesday.

TIGER DAY: Wednesday is Tiger Day!!! Don’t forget to wear your Tiger gear!!

October 21, 2012: Mystery Reader

Everyone was really excited to see that Molly’s grandma was our Mystery Reader on Friday. She read us a wonderful book called, Humbug Witch. She also brought us in a yummy witch’s hat treat. A HUGE thank you to Molly’s grandma for being our Mystery Reader!