International Dot Day

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Today was Dot Day! We read the story The Dot.  It’s a wonderful story about a little girl named Vashti who does not believe in herself. Her art teacher believed in her and taught her how to make her mark on the world. She in turn passed it on to a little boy and taught him how to believe.  After reading the story we discussed how we could make our mark on the world. We made our own dots and used an iPad app to bring them to life in 3D. We also made our own dot stickers, dressed with dots and enjoyed a dot treat at the end of the day. 

Peek at the Week

Spelling Words-which, their, said, if, do. The skill for the week is short vowel patterns. Homework sheet will come home Monday and is due Friday. Sheet is double sided.

Reading: we are continuing learning routines for Daily 5. This week we will work on several comprehension strategies and practice fluency

Math-We are continuing  Unit 1 this unit focuses on building fluency in adding no#s up to 20, working with a calendar, understanding how to move about on 100’s chart and counting by 2, 5 and 10.
Social Studies-Unit 1 focuses on family and communities. Field trip note is coming home this week. We will be able to take as many chaperones that want to come-just fill out the background check when you return the field trip slips.

I am still looking for some forms to come back from the first few days of school. 2nd notice notes will come home Monday-please fill out and send back

We met our fifth grade book buddies on Friday! We played a get to know you game and ended with the 2nd graders reading to the 5th graders.

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