Hello families!

Happy Fall Break!  When we return we’ll hit the ground running.  Please (PLEASE) sign up to chaperone our first field trip on Thursday, October 17th.  We need as many chaperones as possible to make this field trip a success.

The Second Harvest Food Drive will begin Monday, October 14th (the day we get back from Fall Break) and will end Friday, October 25th. This means we have 9 school days (October 18th is a planning day) to collect as many items as possible for our community. 
The most needed items are: 
Peanut Butter 
Canned meat (chicken or tuna) 
Canned vegetables 
Canned fruits 
Cereal
Pasta 

Please help us by donating what you can to help our community members in need! Thank you for your generosity! 

Here are some dates to know:
October 4 (TODAY)–Field trip payment and forms due
October 7-11–FALL BREAK!
October 17–First field Trip
October 18–No school
October 22–Report Cards Issued

Here is what we’ll be up to next week:
ELA–When we return from break, we will begin a new unit. Our focus questions will be “Why are the external and internal structures of animals important to their survival?  How do the internal and external structures affect the way animals behave?”.  We will begin by looking at ecosystems.  Understanding ecosystems will help us better understand how and why animals have adapted to their environments.  We will look at many different animals and their habitats.  We will focus on adjectives next week as well.  Phonics will continue as usual.

MATH–  When we return from break we will be learning all about geometry.  We’ll study plane shapes, angles, and polygons.  Ask your child, “What is a polygon?”.  We will also continue with a fact focus for the week.  Our fact focus this week will be 7’s.  Please be sure to help your child learn those multiplication facts!  You should be working on 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 6’s, 7’s and 10’s.

SCIENCE–Science this week will be adaptations of land and aquatic animals.   We will be looking at how animal adaptations support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. 

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.