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November 4, 2011


November 4, 2011


Dear Parent(s),


In Literacy, we learned about the letter Ss and the corresponding sound for Ss.  Our cheer was, “Ss says /s/, spider in the soup, /s-s-s/.  Sometimes students will confuse the sounds of Cc and Ss.  (Mrs. Borst has discovered this in her class this year, as we stretch out words for writing.).  Here is a list of the letters covered so far with their cheer.



Mm says /m/, monkey on the mountain, /m-m-m/


Tt says /t/, turtle on the tightrope, /t-t-t/


Aa says  /a/, ant on the apple, /a-a-a/


Ss says /s/, spider in the soup, /s-s-s/








If you’re interested, here is a jump on next week – we will be introducing the letter Pp, and 3 new word wall words, “we, my, like”.  Shhh! It’s a secret for the students, so don’t spill the beans!


We are learning a new math calendar.  The days each month have butterflies flying up, down, left and right.  So our new math vocabulary is up, down, left and right.  Students have all paired a group of objects with the appropriate numeral, and have begun to learn how to group sets into fives and tally.


Just a reminder, please have your child return their Friday Folder by Wednesday each week.


Parent / Teacher Conferences are right around the corner.  If you have not already signed up at the Curriculum Night in September, at the Kindergarten Literacy Night, or the Sitton Kindergarten - 5th grade Literacy Night, you will be receiving a call or note very soon to schedule your appointment.  Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 21, and Tuesday, November 22.


     Look at our calendar of events!   

  • Wednesday, November 9                  End of the grading period
  • Thursday, November 10                  Teacher Planning Day,


  • Friday, November 11                  Veteran’s Day, NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, November 21                  Parent Teacher Conferences, 8:00 – 8:00 pm., 


  • Tuesday, November 22                  Parent Teacher Conferences, 8:00 – 8:00 pm., 


  • Wednesday,  November 23         Thanksgiving Holiday,  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Thursday, November 24                  Thanksgiving,  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Friday,  November 25                  Thanksgiving Holiday,  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS