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Ms. Kim
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October Newsletter, 2 nd Issue
Poem of the Month
Let's go picking in the pumpkin patch. Now we're jiggling the old gate latch. Gate
Let's go picking in the
pumpkin patch.
Now we're jiggling the old
gate latch.
Gate swings wide and we step
inside
Pumpkins spread like an ocean
tide.
You take the one like a fat
balloon
I'll take the one like an
orange moon.
Hike to the house in fifty
paces
Then we'll carve out the
pumpkin faces.
-Sandra Liatsos
Highlights October was a busy month with many fun and exciting activities. During the month
Highlights
October was a busy month with many fun and exciting
activities. During the month we made many Halloween and fall
themed projects. They included the painted jack-o-lanterns,
the changing colors leaf booklet, the “I love fall” portfolio, and
Halloween masks. The field trip to Style’s Pumpkin Patch was
a great learning experience for everyone as children were able
to go on a hay ride and pick out their very own pumpkins. The
Harvest Festival and the Halloween parade were also a huge
success. Everyone looked cute in their costumes!! What a
great way to end the month of October!

Tiger Bowl

What a great way to end the month of October! Tiger Bowl Save the Date! Field

Save the Date!

Field Trip

the month of October! Tiger Bowl Save the Date! Field Trip November 12 Join us on

November 12 Join us on our field trip to the Children’s Science Museum of

Book Fair
Book Fair
November 8-12 Come check out what is new this year at the Scholastic Book Fair.
November 8-12
Come check out
what is new this
year at the
Scholastic Book
Fair.
out what is new this year at the Scholastic Book Fair. November 19 Please join us

November 19 Please join us at our 1 st Tiger Bowl for promoting math skills.

at the Scholastic Book Fair. November 19 Please join us at our 1 st Tiger Bowl
Richmond.
Richmond.
STAR STUDENT OF THE MONTH Reid Woodward The star student is recognized for excellent behavior
STAR STUDENT OF THE MONTH Reid Woodward The star student is recognized for excellent behavior
STAR STUDENT OF THE MONTH Reid Woodward The star student is recognized for excellent behavior

STAR STUDENT OF THE MONTH Reid Woodward

The star student is recognized for excellent behavior and for demonstrating good character.
The star student is recognized for excellent behavior
and for demonstrating good character.

Math Wizard

We have been telling great stories to help with addition and subtraction. We will continue
We have been telling great stories to help with
addition and subtraction. We will continue to work on
basic addition facts and subtraction facts.
Please find ways to help your child use math in
everyday life.

The Scientist

We have been learning about the relationship between seasonal change and weather to the life
We have been learning about the relationship between
seasonal change and weather to the life processes of
plants and animals. Students will start to look at why
leaves change color in the fall and why animals
hibernate in the winter.
color in the fall and why animals hibernate in the winter. Bookworm We have been reading

Bookworm

We have been reading familiar fall themed books to help with high frequency words such
We have been reading familiar fall themed books to
help with high frequency words such as the, said, will,
are, and come. Students will continue to receive
reading points for the books that they read during
independent reading time. Please read with your child
at home as this will help them to develop both reading
skill and their love for reading.

The Journalist

We have been writing creative stories using descriptive words to describe people, places, things, and
We have been writing creative stories using
descriptive words to describe people, places, things,
and events. We will continue working on these
elements as well as practice on capital letters and
punctuation to improve our writing skills.
You may notice that your child might be writing stories
and words that are not spelled quite right. This is a
normal process in writing called inventive spelling.

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