Book Treasure-The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

This weeks Book Treasure was The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything.

As a little old lady makes her way home through a dark and scary forest, she comes across a pair of old shoes that walk all by themselves. Assuring the shoes that she is not afraid of them, she next comes across a floating pair of pants. A shirt follows the pants, gloves and hat follow the shirt, and finally a huge scary pumpkin head follows them all. In the end the brave little old lady finds a use for the floating objects and everyone ends happily.

 We made a retelling tree scene to help your child retell the story.

Please have your child retell the story and write a retelling on the response sheet.

Click below to listen to the story


A Peek at the Week

SPELLING-This week our spelling words are:

  1. into
  2. more
  3. has
  4. her
  5. two

Please practice words nightly!!! Don’t forget that the children are also tested on 5 previous words. Second graders especially have trouble with homonyms like there and their!!

READING-This week we are starting our 4th aspect of Daily 5-listening to reading. I have 7 MP3 players with 7-10 books loaded on them. The children will be able to choose a bag and listen to the books. By listening to good readers the children get a model of a fluent reader and are able to listen to books that they might not be able to read on their own. Listening to Reading is one of the favorite choices during Daily 5.

WRITING-This week we are starting our small moment writing unit. The children will be emersed in literature to show  children authors that write small moment stories. During this unit we will intruduce good beginnings and endings along with adding interesting word choices to our stories.

MATH-We are continuing with unit 2. This unit focuses on addition and subtraction facts. Please help your child gain “Fact Power” by practicing single digit addition and subtraction.

SCIENCE-The children are very excited with our new science unit. Last week we became experts on landforms. This week we are learning about how water affects landforms.

HALLOWEEN-We will be celebrating Halloween on Monday, October 31st right after lunch until 2pm. At which time the childern will parade through the school and out in front of the building. Please join us for the parade!!!