October News


    Welcome to Room 2's Monthly News Page
    If you and your child read this page each month, your child will be rewarded for keeping up to date with class information. Just write down the code word with your signature and send it with your child the next day. October's code word is: pumpkin. I will update this page daily.

    • Oct.2nd- Oct. 6th : Letter of the week: Aa Words of the Week:  like Theme of the Week:  Animal Movement and Scarecrows      Color of the Week: black        Shape of the Week: cone                           

      Reminder:Thursday, Oct. 12th is our first fieldtrip to Oma's Pumpkin Patch in Lakeside. Permission slips went home on Sept. 27th. If you want to chaperone, you need to have a volunteer form filled out along with a copy of your driver's license turned in to the office no later than Mon. Oct. 2nd Also, let me know if you are willing to chaperone so I can get you on my list...it's first come, first served. I already have 10 parents signed up. Please send in $ 5 in cash only no later than Oct. 4th. Please send in an extra $4 if you are chaperoning. Unless you purchase a cafeteria sack lunch then please pack a sack lunch with a disposable drink on the day of the trip. Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen as well as a bottled water in your sack lunch in case it's hot.      
      October 9th-13th: Letter of the Week:Ss          Word of the Week:  to                            
      Theme of the Week: Lifecycle of a Pumpkin, The Five Senses and Pumpkin Investigations
       Color of the Week: brown   Shape of the Week: sphere                      
      Permission slips and $ due on or before Thurs. October 4th
      ** We are doing a leaf activity on Wednesday, October 11th so if you have any cool and/or unique leaves at home, please bring them in on Monday or the latest Tuesday,
      October 16th-20th: Letter of the Week: Pp        Words of the Week: and
      Theme of the Week: Bats and their characteristics and fire safety.
       Color of the Week: gray    Shape of the Week: cylinder
       The Santee Fire Department will visit us on Fri. Oct. 20th:)  
      Reminder: Please remember to bring homework folders each day because I always have something to send home. Also, homework needs to be turned in each Friday. Thanks! Don't forget to get out your poetry notebooks over the weekend. Always have your child practice their poem for Monday.

      Oct. 23rd-27th: Letter of the Week: Tt             Words of the Week:     to      Theme of the Week: Skeletons and Say No To Drugs Week
       Color of the Week: white    Shape of the Week: sideways rectangle
       Theme of Red Ribbon Week is "Your Future is Key, So Be Drug Free"   
      Monday 10/23: Wear your red lanyard with key that Pepper Drive gives you. You can wear it all week.
      Tuesday 10/24 : Neon Day: wear neon clothes. "I'm Too Bright For Drugs"
      Wednesday 10/25:Wear your pajamas. " Dream Big About Your Future"
      Thursday 10/26: Wear Disney shirt, socks, hat, etc " Pepper Drive Is The Happiest, Drug- Free Place on Earth"
      Friday 10/27: Wear red or a Pepper Drive shirt: "These Paws Don't Do Drugs"
      Tuesday 10/31: Wear your Halloween costume:  "Drugs Are Scary"

      I might (still thinking about it depending on how much I get done during the day) begin assessments after school starting the week of Oct. 23rd  and continuing until the week before conferences. I will be keeping either 1 or 2 students after school from Mon. through Thurs. You don't need to be there with your child. It should take about a half hour. Some students will need to be tested in reading and that will take more time. Please call me if you have any questions.


    October 31st: Parade and party in our classroom

    Kindergarten Parade : Please have your child wear their regular clothes underneath their costume and/or bring a bag to put your regular clothes and later costume in. They will come to school in their costume. Please remember your food item by Mon. 10/30 or if it is a baked item on Tues.. Oct. 31st( morning of the party). Please let me know if you are able to help during the activites and/or party in our room.  I will need 4 or more parents that day:) I have Leah's mom, James' mom and  Bentleigh's mom  so far.Thank you to our volunteers!