Jones, Michelle

October Newsletter 2018

Room 5/Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Bucci

Welcome to “Kids Love a Mystery Month!!!”


Readers Workshop:

Last month, we learned about book structure, partner work, and many reading skills to prepare us for the abundant work ahead. We are learning our letters and letter sounds, high-frequency words (ex. the, of, and), etc., and soon we will be bringing books home to practice with our families. J

Writers Workshop:

Last month, we learned how to brainstorm writing topics and use various tools to bring our stories to life.

Word Work (grammar):

Last month, we started our “Star Names,” a fun and interactive time of the day where we learn many literacy skills by studying our friend’s names, as well as getting to know each other better.


Ask your child what they’ve learned daily. This will encourage them to pay attention during the day.


Dates to Remember:

1st: Book It! (Our Pizza Hut reading program begins today, and the form is in your child’s folder)

1st-5th: Week of Respect

5th: Dance-a-thon

11th: Fire Truck Visit

18th: Half day (dismissal at 1:20) Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8pm

19th: Half Day (dismissal at 1:20) Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8pm

22nd: Half day (dismissal at 1:20) Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8pm

26th: Trunk or Treat (6pm) & School Halloween Dance (6:30pm)

31st: Halloween/Halloween Parade at 1:30pm

***Every Friday, wear your Grandview Greatness shirt!!! J



Last month began our Math journey, through an in-depth study of the numbers 0-5. We’ve been counting, number writing, solving story problems, and breaking numbers down. The children have risen to the occasion, and we look forward to more practice with number sense. In October, we will be comparing numbers and starting our in-depth study of numbers 6-10.