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Coffeys Kindergarten
October 22nd, 2012

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Indian Valley Elementary

Reading Focus:
Upcoming Events/Notes

unit 3: home and family

Homework Week 3 will be checked Monday Conferences Oct. 25th/26th No school Thursday the 26th & Friday the 27th Early Release 2 pm Oct. 30th October Book Club form due the 31st Class Party Oct. 31st- 3 pm All-school parade is at 2:45 (all parents welcome to party and paradesiblings are discouraged) Wear your costume on Halloween! 1

Theme Question: What makes a home? Focus Question of the Week: Why do we need a home? Sight Words: what you Nonfiction Text: Home Sweet Home Letters: working on sounds A-Z ( Phonological Awareness: final sounds (last sound in the word- dog= g) Fluency Piece: Where Am I? (was sent home Mondayfocusing on pacing, punctuation marks, fluency, pointing to words as they are read) Vocabulary: home family Pre-Decodable Reader: What Can We Do? Comprehension: main idea and details Inquiry project: in the works! There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leavesworking on sequencing events Log-on at home: (I am always happy to resend usernames and passwords! You will get your childs information again at conferences)

Math Focus:

Everyday math section 2

Daily Kim Sutton Math drills (we call it Number Party Math) Monday: Halloween Number Stories (addition stories) Tuesday: Symmetry Painting (check out our website for pictures!) Wednesday: Symmetry in Nature- group collage of everything things and their symmetry

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Classroom Wish List ( as of 10-22-12)

School Newsletter

Social studies focus(current reading

Halloween/Pumpkins Homes and families Weather (calendar) Season of fall Pumpkins (parts of, life cycle, uses, etc.) Day/night sky

science focus:

*Snacks- thank you to those who have sent a box or two! Much appreciated! *Mystery readers

work for home:

If there is ever something you would like to work on more with your child at home, please let me know and I am always happy to send resources home. Take Home Folders: If you see that I did not color in a face/write a note, that means no folder was turned in. I remind students each morning but want to cultivate responsibility, as well. Thank you for checking and initialing folders each night!

Our Specials Schedule:

Day A: PE/Music Day B: Spanish/PE Day C: Music/Spanish Day D: Art Day E: REAL/Computer (reading program)

Indian Valley Elementary 11600 Knox Street Overland Park, KS 66210 School Phone: (913) 239-6400 Mrs. Coffeys Room: (913) 239-6471 Mrs. Coffeys E-mail:

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