October Break & Halloween
Enjoy the next week with your children - it sounds like you have some great activities and trips planned.
A couple school notes: Students brought home their reading journals. Though no reading/notes are required, they have the opportunity to complete 4 extra credit entries (any days - does not have to be M-Th). We commented that it might be fun to write down where they read, too, especially if it's in a tent, at Grandma's, on a plane, or on a beach!
Today's spelling test also came home in hw folders - for many it was a product of great practice this week. Hopefully you can find a spot on the refrigerator or elsewhere to celebrate. For others, it is an opportunity...if the test did not go as well as you and your child would have liked, we will test on the same words on Friday, 11/2. I encourage you to make the practice fun - make flash cards, use spelling city, spell words while jump-roping or bouncing a ball. practice them on a hike, have kids write a tough word or two on a note card and tape it where they will see it (bathroom mirror while brushing teeth). They might even write the word they find most challenging in big letters on a full-sized piece of paper and illustrate it (similar projects on the computer with clip-art might be fun) and post it on the fridge or in their room. Since we recycled our lists this morning, here they are again: sierra, harvest, chef, factors, product, Nevada, October, fall, autumn, vacation, county, country, break, brake
When we return, Halloween will be nearly upon us. Our day will begin with a school-wide parade. I'm sure we will see many of you there - be sure to take lots of pictures (and share the best with us for the yearbook). We'll continue with the theme throughout the day with a STEM "pumpkin catapult" and pumpkin math. Please consider helping us out after the parade and/or sending in some supplies that will help us out - here's the sign-up
Alta Sierra Costume Policies
- No weapon props
- nothing super bloody or gory
- Masks for use during parade only
- Change clothes at recess.