We wrapped up Pedestrian Safety Week and I'm happy to report we had 100% return on our Pedestrian Safety Pledge Sheets! Thank you for your dedication to the safety of our Westlake kids! We earned a class pizza party on Friday, October 6th. Those allergic or adverse to pizza ingredients, please pack a special substitute treat for your child on this day.
Crocker Art Museum Field Trip this Wednesday, October 4th!
* Wear WCS Spirit Shirts
* Bring a sack lunch (cafeteria-made sack lunches have been ordered for Adam, Cali, Max, and Ayesha)
* We will load buses around 9:00 am; museum arrival at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am tour
* Expected return to Westlake around 12:30 pm
*Please bring a tote bag or backpack to carry your group's lunches (and yours!) You will be lunching with your group in the park across the street from the museum after your tour.
*Also, let me know if you plan on meeting us there or riding the bus (we do have some space limitations)
Chaperones and adult guests meeting us there:
*Please be prepared to pay $6.00 for your entrance, to be collected by Melinda Bradbury, a parent from Ms. Furden's class
Picture Day this Thursday, October 5th!
*Wear school uniform
*See info in blue folders for details in ordering/paying for pictures
Family Tree Homework Project:
In your child's blue folder, please find detailed directions about the project, a family tree template, a speech outline, a presentation rubric, and for some who did not complete it in class, a "Where Do We Come From?" sheet. This project is due the Friday after break on October 20th. That way, you may choose to work on it during October break or the week we return. Please email me if you have any questions.
This week we talked about pedestrian safety, started our Math chapter on skip counting, repeated addition, arrays, equal groups, and even/odd numbers. In Reading and Writing, we continue with small moment narratives and fractured fairy tales. We are practicing our grammar and cursive and have completed a week rotation of Words their Way Spelling classes. We have also started reading books about families, as a way of launching our family unit. We wrote about our families and created a family math story with numbers. Next week, we will continue to read and learn more about different types of families in our community and world.
Fall Festival (Saturday, October 21st) update:
Maddy's mom, Juanita, will take the helm of organizing our class Fall Basket for the Fall Festival Silent Auction! All proceeds go directly to our classroom!
I was thinking a possible basket theme could be "Family Fun Friday" and families can donate items that they like to do on Fridays. For example, board games, books, magazines, movie tickets, popcorn and other snack items, movie DVDs and blue rays, cooking or baking ingredients, tickets to games, gift certificates out to local restaurants, gift certificates to bowling, gift certificates to the grocery store, etc.) If you have a different theme that you'd like to go with, we are open to suggestions! Thank you!
Juanita will be organizing volunteers to run a Fall Festival booth as well! Look out for an email from Juanita regarding how you can help with both basket and booth in the upcoming days! Thanks in advance, Juanita, for your time and energy!
Second Grade Quote of the Week:
I am sitting on my read aloud chair and students are on the carpet in rows and columns. As I'm reading, I feel someone petting my suede boots. I look down to see Kassidy's sweet face looking up at me. She tells me, with great sincerity, "I like your boots and I like you."
Have a great week!