Walnut Square Elementary School
Parent Update- November 9, 2020
This Wednesday, November 11th there is no school as we celebrate Veteran’s Day.
Picture day has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020 for cohort A and Thursday, December 3, 2020 for cohort B. Cohort C students can take pictures either of those days. More information will be sent home as we get closer to those dates.
We are excited to welcome several Remote Learning Academy students to our virtual classroom this week! In Letterland, students will learn more about Sammy Snake’s sound and shape. Students will learn about adding Sammy Snake to the end of plural words and they will practice blending sounds to make words. In Writing, students will continue to slowly stretch out the sounds they hear in words to label the pictures they are drawing. We will practice using our Eagle Eye and Lips the Fish reading strategies to read unknown words and we will learn the words ‘see’ and ‘a’. In Math, students will continue to compare numbers to 10 by counting and matching. Finally, students will begin to learn about the people and places in our community during Social Studies. Please continue to encourage your child to track their daily assignment completion in the At Home Learning Checklist on your remote learning days. This checklist can be found in your child’s binder.
Grade 1 Update
Our first 2 days in our new hybrid schedule was a success! Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Demarais were happy to focus on 1 group of children at a time. This week, first graders will be working on short u words in Letterand. In Math we are continuing with the addition strategies using Doubles plus 1 and Doubles plus 2, as well as using the DICE protocol for problem solving. In writing students will be writing about a story read to them, and using time words in narrative stories. For social studies we will be learning about Veteran’s Day. Thank you to all our brave veterans!
Grade 2 Update
This time of year is so busy and exciting for children . The students will be learning about the other two types of sentences which include commands and exclamations. We will continue to review statements and questions. In reading , children will continue to read from their book baskets and read nonfiction texts about Thanksgiving. Students will write an Acrostic Thanksgiving poem and continue to work on their Poetry Journal. In math we are starting Topic 3 which includes adding tens and ones. Lastly, we want to thank all the Veterans for their sacrifice and service! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
Have a wonderful week!
Beth Kitsos, Principal