Mrs. Isola


october


October 15, 2018

Dear Parents and Students,

Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! It feels like Fall has finally arrived! The children do go outside every day (weather permitting!) Please be sure to send them with some type of jacket or sweatshirt!            

*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th- LBCRS PARENT UNIVERSITY!
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th- LBCRS FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT! Forms went out in the Monday Packet! Please be sure to send them back ASAP! It is going to be a great night!
If you haven't already done so...please sign up for REMIND.
Text: 81010 with Message: @mrsisolac

This will allow you to be informed of any reminders needed for school and our class.  I will not be sending home reminders in your child's folder, so please make sure you sign up ASAP!
This web page will inform you of what your child will be learning each week.  Please be sure to check it often! It will also have reminders for you, as well as events going on in school! 

   
**Some Information for You!**

-CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION MUST BE IN WRITING!
-Your child will need one (1) HEALTHY morning snack every day! Some examples are yogurt, fruit, granola bar, pretzels, Goldfish, Cheerios, etc! They will also need to bring their own water bottle each day.  The only thing they can drink at snack time is water! This should be in a bottle with a sports top or pop up straw (tops that screw off often make spills that we try to avoid!) 
-Please refrain from sending your child to school with peanut butter as we have a few children with severe allergies.
- Remind your child about the importance of staying safe in our classroom.  This means we keep our hands on our own bodies and we raise our hand to leave our seats.
- Remind them to ALWAYS ask for help.  
-Remember to have fun while learning!

This week in 1-2:

MATH-

We will begin Chapter 3- Addition Strategies.  We will begin with the strategies of using the commutative property to help us add (if we know 2+3=5, then we can solve 3+2) and counting on(beginning with the higher addend and counting up). On Wednesday we will begin practicing the doubles strategy (1+1, 2+2, 3+3, etc). It is very important that these doubles facts (through 10) are MEMORIZED. Please practice them for a few minutes every night. We made a set of flashcards to keep in the classroom to practice. It may be helpful to make another set for at home.
This math may be new to some of you, just like it is to the students.  If at any time you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  We are all learning this together :) 

**Sometimes you may see pages in their take-home folder that we completed in class.  It will show you how the lesson was taught that day. These will be sent home with the intention to help you assist your child, if needed, with his/her homework!**

READING- 
Story of the Week: Gus Takes the Train
Spelling Words:
such, path, whip, shed, much, has, as, to, into, good
Skill: Setting/Plot/Characters
Writing: Narrative writing- Class Story
Grammar: Verbs (continued)
FUNdations: Tapping out sounds/Sentences
Trick Words: as, has, to, into
Words of the day: much, shut

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE:
  
Science- We will begin our unit on Matter!  We will start using our BOCES Science Kit to do experiments! Last week we learned about properties we can observe (color, shape, size, texture, etc.). This week we will be going over these properties as well as learning the 3 states of Matter!  

RELIGION:
  
Chapter 4- God Our Father is Holy.
The students will learn about the church. They will discuss that the church is a holy place and a place we go to worship God.  We will learn that we can worship God by using words and actions (genuflect, making the sign of the cross, kneeling, etc.)  We will also be getting a visit from Sr. Diane during God Moments this week! 

If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me!  E-mail is a great way to get in touch with me, but you can always call the main office and leave me a message.  I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Here's to a great year!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Isola
nisola5601@lbcrs.org


SPECIAL SCHEDULE
Monday- Library (remember your books!)
Tuesday- Music
Wednesday- Spanish
Thursday- Gym/Art (make sure you wear your gym uniform!)
​Friday-Computer