## Oct. 10th – Oct. 13th

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In reading we will begin to look closely at the events within a story to retell. We will not only explore how events build, but also how and where change happens. We will practice identifing important events that move a story along. We will also tune into interesting words and how they are used in a story.

What you can do to support: As you sit down to read or listen to your child read, remind them that when you finish the story together you will try to remember what has happened. Remember to check for understanding as you read. Stop every so often and ask who is in the story and what is happening. At the end, ask your child to start at the beginning and tell you what happens in the story. If you notice they leave out a part such as the end just ask "what happened at the end of the story?"

In writing we will continue to write, write, write adding details as we can. Perhaps we will even see one of the interesting words we found in reading in our own stories.

What you can do to support: Share your excitement for words, share some of your favorite words and how you use them in your own writing.

In math we will examine equations, solving for missing addends. We also will focus on greater than and less than when comparing equations.

What you can do to support: Practice writing equations for math problems. An example may be: I put 7 glasses in the dishwasher. You put the other 5 glasses in. How many did we put in altogether?  Then write the equation to match. 7 + 5 = 12

In science we will build our instruments to focus on scale. We will experiment with pitch and volume.

What you can do to support:  Play with your voice, encourage your child to listen for differences. Discuss how the faster the sound wave oscillates the higher pitch it will have. For example, on a guitar a big heavy string will vibrate slowly and create a low sound or pitch. A thinner lighter string will vibrate faster and create a high sound or pitch.

No school on Friday due to State Inservice Day

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