Jones, Michelle

October 2016

Room 5/Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Bucci

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


We have concluded our “Fairy Tale” theme and are now entering our Magic Tree House series of books. We will continue with this series for the rest of the year. In this series, two characters, Jack and Annie, find a magical tree house that can travel around the world and through time. Within this series, they will explore many topics and be exposed to a wealth of information and vocabulary.


We will continue teaching letter identification and sounds through writing, so our children will go through a series of steps as they reach proficiency. When your child becomes more familiar and confident with their sounds and forming sentences, they will be encouraged to write more.


This month, we will read Dinosaurs Before Dark and start The Knight at Dawn. From these books, we will learn about dinosaurs and the medieval times! Share enthusiasm with your child as we move through the different themes! J



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)

2nd-6th: Week of Respect

9th -13th: Fire Prevention Week

10th: Half day (dismissal at 1:20)

19th: School is Closed/Staff Development Day

20th: Spirit/Multicultural Day

23rd: Red Ribbon Week

26th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8pm/Half Day (dismissal at 1:20)

27th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30-3:30pm/Half Day (dismissal at 1:20)

30th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8pm/Half Day (dismissal at 1:20)

31st: Halloween Parade at 1:30pm

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



We have been, and will continue playing math games that help us with our counting skills, number recognition, and number writing.