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September 22


  • We are working on identifying the key details in nonfiction (informational) text.
  • We are reading and writing words with the long a sound (final e).
  • We will be reading about Johnny Appleseed and having a celebration on Friday. 
  • We are working on creating exclamatory (expressing/exciting) sentences.  
  • We are distinguishing between proper and common nouns.
  • We are introducing verbs this week. 


  • We are working on addition once again.  We are learning strategies to help us add more fluently. 


the, with, did, to, long


Spelling Words for the Week:

face, made, age, safe, take, make, cage, cake, late, name

Spotlight on Humanities


  • Art:  We are discussing and using warm and cool colors to create artwork.


  • Physical Education: We are practicing our locomotor movements such as galloping, skipping, and leaping.


  • Music:  We are listening and learning about melody and its connection to art.



  • September 22: PTO @ 5:30
  • September 23: Author Visit
  • September 23: Board of Ed Meeting 6:30 @ Mapleton. 
  • September 25: Parent/Teacher Night: Standards Based Grading and Data Notebooks
  • September 26: Johnny Appleseed Day
  • September 29: Grandparent’s Eat with Your Grandchild  Lunch 
  • September 29-October 2:  Book Fair
  • October 2: Family Reading Night/ Book Fair
  • October 6: Fall Picture Day! 
  • October 17 through October 26 is Fall Break!  There will be no school.


Important Reminders

  • Please help your child to keep all toys at home.   
  • It is very important to check your child’s agenda every night. 
  • The A-Z Readers are due back on Thursdays.  They are sent home on Monday evening. 
  • Homework is due on Friday of every week. 
  • Please read with your child 30 minutes every night. 
  • Please have your child bring a set of clothing.  Accidents may happen. 
  • Room temperatures can be cool or warm.  Please have your child bring a light jacket or sweat shirt.   

Johnny Appleseed Day: September 26


Please send in an apple related snack or item to school for our Johnny Appleseed Celebration!

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