It's been a busy week back from October Break!
First of all, Fall Festival Today from 2:00 - 6:00 pm! Hope to see you there! A sincere thank you to Maddy's mom for coordinating our basket and volunteers, and to all who will donate (or have already donated) your time and resources to this event! You really are a special group of families!
Thanks to all our Cal Expo Field Trip chaperones. Our 2nd Field Trip of the year was very informative and engaging for the 2nd graders! Such well thought-out learning stations in the farm and in the forest! It was a great launch to our Farm to Fork/Goods and Services unit!
Speaking of units, students are doing a fantastic job presenting their speeches, artifacts, and family trees. What a wonderful culmination to our Family unit! We heard 6 classmates yesterday and will continue our presentations next week. I am mapping our familial origins from the data I have collected from our "Where Do We Come From" sheets. I am missing about 7 families; please complete and turn in so your family can be represented on our bulletin board. Also, I am awaiting about six 4x6" family photos for our Hopes and Dreams bulletin board area. Thanks, families!
In Math, we began Chapter 3 on double digit addition, examining the strategies of: vertical addition with and without regrouping, taking apart addends, and using ten blocks. In Reading and Writing, we continue small moment narratives, fairy tales from around the world and fractured fairy tales, and family stories. I introduced "Genius Hour" to the class and taught them how to use Google Slides to create an "All About Me" slideshow. We wrote about our field trip and previewed the Book Fair.
Book Fair Ends - Wednesday, October 27th
If you haven’t had a chance to shop the Book Fair last week or at the Fall Festival, you still have time! The Book Fair is open through Wednesday, October 27th. It will be open Monday and Tuesday from 2-4:00pm and Wednesday from 1-4:00pm.
Red Ribbon Week - October 23th through October 27th:
Red Ribbon Week is almost here! This will be a week of simple, fun events for the school.
Dress up days:
Wednesday--Neon Dress Up Day: Dress in neon colors to show you are too bright for drugs
Friday--Dress for Success- Career Day: Share how you will be successful with your dress
Conferences /Canyon Creek goes live to families - Monday 10/23:
Starting Monday, October 23rd, parents may sign up for parent-teacher November conferences. Click HERE for the online scheduler which will be available from 10/23 - 11/12. More details regarding conferences to come. I look forward to chatting with you about your 2nd grader!
School Dismissal Manager Reminder:
As we get closer to the rainy season, please make sure that you have your Pin Number if you will be coming to pick up in the Car Line. Please remember to make all changes in School Dismissal Manager prior to 2:10 PM. Also, If you do not have your Pin Number or need help logging into School Dismissal Manager, please email Tmendez@westlakecharer.com
That's all for now! Have a wonderful weekend!
Here's a look at our 2nd Field Trip, our Family Trees Gallery Walk, and our Book Fair Preview.