A Peek at Week 9

A Peek at Week 9

Bible, Devotions, Prayer– This week we’ll practice saying the Lord’s prayer together. During Bible we continue reading about Moses.  Highlights from this unit include: God preserved the Israelites, delivered them from Egypt, taught them how to worship him, and brought them to the Promised Land. God took loving care of the Israelites. God had a plan to use Moses to deliver the people from slavery. God gave the Ten Commandments to direct people in their relationship with him and others.

Math – We continue working on addition and subtraction facts to solve story problems. This week we will focus on subtraction.

Phonics – This week we continue working on practice with Most Common Words. We’ll also begin working on spelling L, R, and S blends in words.

Reading Workshop– This week our focus during reading workshop is on Monitoring Comprehension – one of our first comprehension strategies. We focus on the importance of THINKING during reading, listening for what makes sense, sharing our ideas, and making connections to our lives. We’ll also be exploring some features of a non-fiction text.

Writing Workshop – We continue focusing on writing SMALL moments.This week our focus is on how to bring our stories to life – to make them more interesting to read.

Social Studies/Science – This week we continue in Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles. We be looking at patterns of the sun’s movement and how shadows are created.  On October 21 we will visit the public museum and planetarium as part of our science unit on Space.

Dates to Note:

Tuesday, October 15: Calvin College students visit to teach a science lesson

Friday, October 18- **RESCHEDULED** Foot Frolic Frenzy – Please encourage your child to get pledges for Foot Frolic Frenzy!  Our goal is 100% participation in returning pledge envelopes. Every pledge helps – big and small! Our class will be running from 11:15-11:45. Please join us if you can!

Tuesday, October 15 – Special performance by members of the Grand Rapids Symphony

Monday, October 21 – First field trip – Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

October 22-31 Scholastic Book Fair at school

Wednesday, October 23: Half Day of School, dismiss 12:10 Note: I (Mrs. Kingma) will be gone this day because my son Willem is having surgery that day. Mrs. Marilyn Braman will be teaching for me!

Thursday and Friday, October 24 & 25: No School, teacher professional development

Tuesday, October 22 & 29, Thursday, October 31: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, October 28: No GRPS bussing so after-school pickup will be in the gym. GR Christian busses will run as usual.

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