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__Upcoming Events__Walk to School Day- Wednesday, Oct. 2

First Quarter Ends- Friday, Oct. 11

No School- Monday, Oct. 14

__Family Member Picture__I will be teaching trait inheritance in October and would love to relate this concept to students real lives. If possible,

**please send in a picture of a parent or other family member (aunt, cousin, sibling) from when they were younger.**Please label the envelope with your child's name so that I can return the picture to you. Please do not show your student the picture. We have a great time showing the pictures and matching them to a student in the class. Please send in pictures by Oct. 9. Thank you!

**Walk to School Day**Walk to school day is Wednesday, Oct. 2. We start at the North Solerno or Eastwind parks at 7:30 am. Please see the flyer above for more information.

**Prodigy Math Program**This week students were introduced to the prodigy math program during math centers. In yellow folders today is a flyer on how they can access this program from home. Let me know if you have any questions.

**Xtra Math**Last week I introduced students to Xtra math. This is a great math fact program that I use in the classroom during math centers. Students are also able to access this program at home. Today, in yellow folders, I am sending home a flyer that explains how to get on the program from home. While it is not required, I encourage students to utilize this program to practice addition math facts. Let me know if you have any questions.

__Next Week In Reading__Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: short a

Comprehension: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Spelling words: an, back, can, had, cat, rack

FRY words: when, your, can, said, there, use, each

Vocabulary: figure, tossed, clang, fault, plenty, jumbled *these are enrichment words and are not on the spelling test.

__Next Week In Math__This week we will continue to practice the near doubles strategy. This strategy is used when a math fact is one away from a doubles fact. For example, 6+6=12, so 6+7=13 or 6+6=12, so 6+5=11. I will also expose them to the doubles plus two strategy or "monkey in the middle". This is when you have a near doubles that is two numbers away from each other. To solve these you take the number in the middle and double it to find the answer. For example, 3+5=8, 4 is the middle number and if I double it makes 8. I will not test on doubles plus two. Our test at the end of the week will only be on near doubles.

__Homework__

Monday- Put Spelling words in ABC order

Tuesday- Math problem

Wednesday- Read Jack and the Wolf

Thursday- Math problem