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11-11-2019  

Happy Veterans Day -  Today one of our classmates, Austin, was lucky enough to watch his dad give a presentation at our school for our Veterans Day program. The high school choir and the color guard were also at Raven Stream for the program.

This is a short week with no school on Friday. Parent teacher conferences begin Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. Conferences will continue next Thursday afternoon/evening. I'm looking forward to visiting with all the parents to discuss your awesome children.

Winter clothing - Please remember to send your child to school with a warm winter coat, snow pants, boots, mittens, and a hat. A scarf of some sort might also be helpful on these cold weather days on the windy playground. Thank you. 

Thankful Plateful - On Friday a plate with directions were sent home so you and your child can do a thankful plate at home. It's a great opportunity to discuss what your family is grateful for, along with doing something fun with your child. The plates are due on Thursday.  

Holiday Sharing - This is a program that Raven Stream participates in each year. Students are asked to donate $4 (the suggested amount) for a particular child belonging to a family in need. We have not been assigned a child yet, but will find out the age and gender soon. Donations should be brought to school by Friday, Nov. 22 which will be used to purchase gifts and items the child needs.  If you can donate, it would be greatly appreciated. A green note will be coming home today in your child's take home folder. I am also looking for a parent who loves to shop and would purchase the items. Let me know. Thank  you.

Check out class pictures here.

* Please remember your child works hard all day at following directions, listening, learning, and playing. Please help your child by getting a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast every day. 

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

READING - 

  • Our Story - Who Works Here?
  • Phonics - Long i with the magic e, and digraphs wh, ch, tch
  • Sight Words - live out people who work much such very line time
  • Comprehension skill - cause and effect, and main topic
  • Grammar/Writing- Telling sentences and question sentences
  • Handwriting - o, s, i, r

SPELLING - 

  • Spelling Words Skill  - Words with long i and magic e
  • Click on the "Spelling List" tab on the left.  Note: Mrs. Mushitz's reading classes may have 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 - 

  • Review coins and skip counting by 5's and 10's
  • non standard measuring
  • Part, part, total (composing and decomposing numbers)
  • Adding and subtraction number stories - Using our math detective skills to solve number stories.
  • Decomposing 10 - Friends of Ten (all numbers that add up to 10) Students soon should be able to know them by memory.
  • Pennies, nickels, and dimes
  • Skip counting by tens and fives to 120 - this correlates with counting groups of tallies (This is a great activity to practice at home, in the car...)

HEALTH  - Personal health: exercising, sleep, screen time,

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS -  

  • Compassion is empathy in action.
  • People feel better when others show them care and concern.
  • Listening, saying kind words, and helping are three ways to show caring

SOCIAL STUDIES -  Veterans DayLife long ago

SCIENCE - Life cycle of a pumpkin

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. 11........Veterans Day Program (wear red, white, and blue)
  • Nov. 14........Parent Teacher Conferences 5-8:00 pm
  • Nov. 15........No school - Parent Teacher Conferences 10-4:00 pm
  • Nov. 21........Late start - School begins at 10:30 am
  • Nov. 21........Parent Teacher Conferences 5-8:00 pm
  • Nov. 27........Mrs. Brandt's Thanksgiving lunch in the classroom (sorry...students only)
  • Nov. 28/29...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