Monthly Newsletters


           November Newsletter   

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that November is here already and we will be setting our clocks back this weekend. While November may be a shorter month due to all of the upcoming holidays, the students will be learning about many new things during the upcoming month.


During the first part of the month we will be moving into Unit 4 which teaches students the bonus letter rule and introduces them to the glued sound of /all/. At the end of the month they will be introduced to two more glued sounds /an/ and /am/.


In reading this month students will be working on learning to be word detectives by learning how to use different reading strategies as they read. They will also be learning how to monitor their reading to make sure it makes sense and it looks right.


In writing, the students will begin writing nonfiction all about books on a topic of their choice. They will be learning how to use words and pictures to help teach someone about the topic they have chosen. In addition they will be learning how to better organize their writing.


In math, students will be  working with numbers to 60, learning how to compare numbers using the greater than and less than symbols, learning to identify balanced equations, and determining if they are true or false. In addition, the students will continue to work on improving their addition and subtraction fact fluency by practicing daily with a partner.

Social Studies:

During Social studies this month the focus will be learning about the importance and history of the many holidays we celebrate in November. The students will be learning about Veterans Day as well as the Pilgrims and Native Americans who celebrated the first Thanksgiving.


Towards the middle of the month we will be starting our unit on sound. The students will be involved in many different activities which are focused on learning how sound is created.

There are many important dates to remember in the month of November. Below is a list of activities we will be doing this month:

2nd & 8th Parent Conferences

10th Veterans Day (No School)

14th Visit to Lane Library (Walking Field Trip)  

15th Picture Retake Day     

22nd-24th Thanksgiving Break (No School)

As always if you have any questions or concerns please let me know. I can be reached via note, phone call, or e-mail (  



Jen Follansbee

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