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So thankful for them!

 

Nov. 20-22

What a fun week for Raven Stream! Not only did we get to experience a great Veteran's Day program, but we also got to listen to meteorologist and children's author, Belinda Jensen. She showed us a cool experiment on how to make a cloud! If you'd like to learn more about her books, check out her website. beltheweathergirl.com

Holiday Sharing Project - Each year at Raven Stream, every classroom receives an anonymous child whose family is in need. This year our class has an 11 year old boy. Our class talked about how we could do chores at home to earn money, and in return our hearts will feel good about helping someone else. The suggested donation is $3 per students (or what works for your family). If this is something your family can help donate to, all money should be brought to school by this Wed. November 22.  I'm also looking for a parent volunteer who would be willing to do the shopping for the items. I don't know the date of when the items need to be brought to school, but it's typically the first week of December. Please let me know if you'd be willing to do the shopping. Thank you.

 

Addition Time Tests - Addition time tests will be given 1-2 times a week. Your can help your child with his/her math fluency by practicing addition facts at home. There are great apps or even "old school" flash cards that work great for practice. 

Class photos: Check out the link to see photos from our class.

 

***This is what we'll be learning this week...

READING -

  • Our Story - The Big Circle
  • Phonics - long o with magic e, and contractions n't, 'm, 'll
  • Sight Words/High Frequency Words - down, now, there, together, more, by
  • Comprehension skill - finish cause and effect, begin sequence
  • Grammar- nouns - proper nouns
  • Handwriting -  K, k, N,n

SPELLING - 

  • Spelling Words Skill - Long o with magic e
  • Click on the "Spelling List" tab on the left.  Note: Mrs. Horning's reading class has different words.
  • Spelling City - A great website to practice spelling words. Search for the title of our story of the week to find the correct list. 

MATH - 

  • Frames and arrows
  • Calculators
  • Addition time tests
  • Parts and Total
  • Number story strategies
  • Finding unknowns... 4 + __ = 6
  • Skip counting by 5's and 10's...By the end of first grade your child will need to skip count by 5's and 10's to 120. 

HEALTH  - Healthy Habits - Keeping germs away

SOCIAL STUDIES - Thanksgiving story, pilgrims, live long ago vs. life today

SCIENCE - 

PHY-ED - Your child will have Mr. Bastyr and Mrs. Smith for their gym class. Check out their website to find out what they're learning.

Dates to Remember:

  • Nov. 22.........Thanksgiving lunch in the classroom - Students only 
  • Nov. 23/24...No School - Thanksgiving Break

Pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House: Raven Stream is collecting aluminum tabs for this wonderful charity. Your child can bring in tabs any time to donate. Thank you to those who have donated. Ronald McDonald House

Please help your child get a good night's sleep each night and start the day with a healthy breakfast. We've got lots of learning to do. : ) Have a great week!

Kara Brandt
952-758-1515
kbrandt@isd721.org