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October 23
Weekly News For Oct.24th-28th

Dear Families:


October is sure flying by! Where is the time going!? We are working hard in first grade, and here’s a peek at our week J


What we are learning:

Our Balanced Literacy time now includes read to self, word work, work on writing, listen to reading and read to self. This week we will review all words and phrases in list 1.  Our reading strategy for the month of October will be to first take a picture walk and then to track the text with your finger. We will be introducing the sound for “oa/ow”, and continue to work on proper letter and number formation – if you notice your little one making any “backward” numbers or letters, please correct them so that it doesn’t become a habit. We are sending home a letters/numbers sheet for you to keep at home to help.

In Math, we have been working on counting in a variety of ways forward and backward from a given number to 20, counting by 2’s and will be exploring the wonderful teen numbers! 

In You and Your World, we will discuss Halloween safety and continue our WITS discussions.


Information Items/Dates to Remember:

·       Please continue to check your child’s hair nightly as there have been cases of lice in our school.

·       Picture Retakes will be on Nov. 4th

   Howlfest will be on Oct.29th from 4-6pm.  (Wear your costume and get your spook on!!) See you there!

On Monday Oct.31st the children will be invited to wear orange and black instead of costumes.



·       Each night have your child read 1 good fit book to his/her “homework helper”.

·       Review list 1 words and phrases

·       Remember to send in your library books (by Friday)

·       Take advantage of any counting opportunities like counting back from 20, skip counting by 2’s starting at 0, counting forward and backward to 20 from a given number, finding one more / one less than a given number. 


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at school, send a note in your child’s communication bag, or send me an e-mail.


Have a wonderful week!


           J Mrs. Hudson            stacy.hudson@nbed.nb.ca                          (506)453-5429                           



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