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Sept 26th Newsletter
2G Weekly Newsletter
Sept. 26th
Dear Families,
Thank you for helping your child with the information about their name. It has been very exciting for the students to share the meaning and the stories connected with their names. Each student is writing a paragraph about their name. This type of meaningful writing is very important in helping students develop their writing skills. I am excited to be part of their writing process!
We started our math work stations last week. Math work stations provide students time to practice their math skills with a partner while I work with small groups or individual students. They are doing a great job reading to self and working on writing. It is so exciting to see how much they enjoy reading and writing.
A few students have asked me about show and tell. I don’t set aside a certain day for show and tell but I do have a few guidelines: Students can bring special items such as a birds nest, fossils, rocks, a book, coins, photos from a trip or items that have a special story etc. Please do not send in toys for show and tell. They can bring in an item to share as their interest arises. Show and Tell is a meaningful way to build oral language and listening skills.
We are finishing our unit with patterns. The students enjoyed creating and talking about patterns. Ask your child to describe a pattern; they should be able to talk about the core, elements, attributes, increasing and decreasing patterns. They are becoming “pattern  experts.”
Dates to remember:
Thursday, Sept.29th  Terry Fox Walk
Friday, Sept. 30th last day to buy Thanksgiving Lunch tickets
Tuesday, Oct.4th Thanksgiving Lunch (only item served that day)
Oct.6th&7th PD days- No school for students
Oct.10th No school- Thanksgiving
School Picture Day is Friday, Oct. 14th
Don’t forget to read with your child for at least 15 min. each night. Make sure they understand what they are reading; ask them questions such as: can you tell me what happened in the story? Tell me what happened first, in the middle and at the end of the book. What was the problem in the story?
Please keep in touch with any questions or concerns.
Liz Glenwright
PS  Lost and Found boxes have been placed near the office; if your child is missing something check the Lost and Found. It is always a good idea to label all belongings.


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