Mrs. Ballenger’s Class Oct. 30, 2009 Reading/Language Arts Math Pumpkin math/science Shared Reading: Fluency poems, Problem solving “Potion”, “Scary Halloween” Patterns: shapes, numbers Dfferentiated instruction in the Graph with tallies classroom through leveled books Computation practice Phonemic awareness Math games day-thanks mom helpers! Wrote in journals every day: the Check out this web site! Give it a try. children are trying to answer the http://oswego.org/ocsd- questions “who,” “what,” “where,” web/games/mathmagician/mathsadd.html “when,” “why” in their stories If you haven’t checked out my web site yet, Handwriting: Proper form of give it a try. I have many links to educational lowercase letters games and activities that support our first Comprehension: Making meaning grade curriculum. through read alouds: Pumpkin Circle, How Spider Saved Halloween, Dogzilla, and more Remember to return the Halloween candy Science/Social Studies math homework on Virtue-industrious Monday morning! Pumpkin growth cycle - We learned about the pumpkin life cycle through stories, discussion, and a project. We will be keeping our class Jack-o-lantern for several days to Art/Music/P.E. watch the process of decomposition. Next Art specialist: Substitute spring we will plant some of the seeds to Music specialist: Indian repeat the growth cycle. songs with rhythm instruments, seasonal songs P.E: cooperative Halloween A BIG thank you to my October games and fitness classroom volunteers and room parents: FYI Mrs. Cousins, Mrs. Zemenak, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Next week the children attend Fasules, Mrs. Corona, Mrs. Dougherty, Mrs. school all day Monday & Tuesday, Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Jukic, Mrs. Moorhead, Mrs. and Wednesday morning ONLY. My Jones, Mrs. Weber, Mrs. Dugan, You are awesome! conference schedule is online and a copy is in the office, too.
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