A Note From Mrs. Phillips
We have our first field trip this week! On Friday, Mrs. Preston has invited all the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade parents to have breakfast with her in the library from 7:30 until 9. At nine, the class will begin our lessons with Dr. Mitchell in the classroom and then head out into downtown Columbia for our walk. I welcome any Safe Haven trained parents to join us after breakfast on our field trip! You will be fueled and ready to go! The class will solve clues to gain each coordinate to plug into the GPS unit to then navigate us to our next stop. There is quite a bit of walking involved, so I recommend each child have sneakers and a weather appropriate uniform on. Please email if you have any questions.
In Class This Week…
Religion: In religion this week, we will continue the Rosary and will have the test on Tuesday. We will learn about St. Luke, when we celebrate his feast day on Wednesday! He is the patron saint of doctors and artists.
Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with chapters 15-24 this week. The characters start getting into trouble as they try everlasting gobstoppers, lickable wallpaper, and more!
Language Arts: The students will finish subject and predicates this week and test on Friday. We will have spelling and vocabulary this week and test on Thursday. STAR homework is expected to be turned in with the minutes read and Xtramath completed on Friday.
Math: The class will begin addition of two or more addends up to the 1000 place value.
Science: In science the students will have a quiz on weather tools Tuesday and learn about weather hazards this week. Next week, we will complete a science lab on floods. The class is in need of small household recyclables such as toilet paper or paper towel rolls, tissue boxes, plastic wrap, duct tape for this lab next week. Thank you!
Social Studies: The students will learn about coordinates, latitude, and longitude to prepare for our field trip on Friday. The class will walk all over downtown Columbia learning how to navigate with a true GPS unit. Many thanks to Dr. Mitchell from the USC Geography Department for helping us learn!
Wednesday, October 17th- Picture Day!
Friday, October 20th- “Coffee Break” Breakfast with Mrs. Preston 7:30am; GPS Field trip at 9am
Monday, October 23rd- 2:00 dismissal
Tuesday, October 24th- Conference sign-up sheets available in the office
Thursday, October 26th- PTO Halloween Party! 5:30 in Neglia Hall
Friday, October 27th- In-Service Day (Enrichment Day if signed-up)
Tuesday, October 31st- Halloween!
Wednesday, November 1st- All Saints’ Day!
Friday, November 3rd- NO SCHOOL- Parent/Teacher conferences