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T.O.P. D.O.G.S.  Newsletter

(Thoughtful, Optimistic, Persevering, Determined, Outstanding, Growing Students)

Week of October 16th – October 20th


Math Studies Weekly – Measure & Compare – The students will continue to develop measurement skills by comparing and ordering measurable attributes of objects directly.

The students will continue to measure using standard and non-standard units of measurement

Review of time and money (pennies, nickels, dimes)

IXL computer activities


Amazing Words:  amusing, neighbor, trouble, porch, introduce, corner, deliver, squirrel

High Frequency Words/ Spelling words: are, have, that, they, two

Phonics:  Letters /d/, /l/, /h/ and short /o/

Phonemic Awareness: Isolating Initial, Medial, and Final Phonemes

                                          Segment and Blend Phonemes

                                          Rhyming Words

Grammar:  Simple Sentences

This week’s story – The Big Top

Comprehension:  Realism and Fantasy;  Questioning

Read Alouds

Zack Hangs in There – Feisty Zach keeps trying and never gives up!

Social Studies:

Social Studies Weekly – Past, Present, and Future – The students will learn to order events sequentially and use vocabulary that indicates sequence.  They will also learn the meaning of past, present, and future.


Science Spin –   Zoom to the Moon – The students will learn about the moon by reading about 2 astronauts who went there.

Scholastic News – What is a Flying Fox- The children will learn about a kind of bat called flying foxes.  They’ll learn about the bats’ behavior and bodies.

Homework:  Amazing Word Test and Spelling test – Friday, October 27th and any little reading stories that come home.


Fungo the Fisher Cat Mascot visits - Wed, October 18, 1:45pm – 2:15pm

NE Reads – Tim Caverly- Wed, October 25, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Fall Harvest Dinner - Class of 2021- Sat, October 28, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Family Science Night - NHS/NJHS – Cafeteria- Mon, October 30, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Fall Athletic Awards- Wed, November 1, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Have a wonderful weekend!