Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 23

We've been keeping very busy at school with last week's Homecoming activities, Dot Day, collecting coins for the Alzheimer's Walk, and going on the walk yesterday!  Keystone students brought in over $600 in coins to donate to finding a cure for Alzheimer's, and unlike last Friday's rain that cancelled the parade, we had beautiful weather today for taking the Keystone Care Center residents out for a stroll. I hope to have other opportunities to interact with the care center residents this year.

Two important notes came home yesterday:  one about Bloomsbury Farm field trip and one about Breakfast Buddies, both events happening next Friday, October 2. The Breakfast Buddies note needs to be returned by THIS Friday, September 25, so we will know how much food will be needed for breakfast.  Just one guest per student, please!


We've been learning about Balance and Motion with some science activities. Ask your child to tell you about words like stable, counterweight, balance point. Here are some pictures of our latest experiment:


We're moving right along in math and nearing the end of topic 2, addition strategies.  Learning these strategies is vital to student's success in future math lessons.  Every day we also discuss strategies for Sticky Math, the white half sheets that have been coming home lately.  It's a daily 1 minute timing to see if they understand and can apply the strategy listed at the top of the sheet.  Next week we will take the topic 2 assessment, and I will send it home with a note attached showing the objectives they got wrong, if any.  Please make corrections (if any) with your child and return it to school so I know we've communicated about their math progress!

Dates on Deck:

October 2  Breakfast Buddies and Bloomsbury field trip
October 7   1:00 dismiss
October 19  No School (teacher professional development)
October 28  1:00 dismiss

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