Happy Halloween everyone! We sure had a nice night for trick or treating. We are starting a healthy eating unit for You and Your World this month so be sure to choose wisely about what snacks we will be bringing with us to school. Also a reminder that Halloween snacks must be peanut free as we have many students with allergies. We just completed our first round of talking to our pen pals in Dallas Texas. Each week onThursdays we Skype with our buddies. Every time we speak with them we discuss the weather for the week, any exciting events that are happening with our school and just check in to see what is going on. So you can ask your son or daughter what is happening with their buddies from time to time. Also we just mailed out our first pen pal letters to them and will soon be receiving letters from them as well. Remembrance Day is soon upon us and we are asking that each student bring in a small donation to help support this cause. Donations for the food drive are always welcome. This is a great lesson to help our students know that they can make a difference right here in their very own community with such a small gift. Continue to send in any donations up until December. Thanks for your support! Homework is important as it helps keep the lines of communication between home and school open and it also helps to keep a close eye on learning. If there is any trouble with homework please let me know as it is usually a review of what we covered in class. Each night it is important to read so that we can get extra practise to improve our reading skills like fluency and comprehension. This week we have 12 spelling words as it is a review week. Study hard to make sure we do a good job on Friday! In Math we are still working on counting money and recognizing the values and names of each coin. We are still learning how to count in a variety of ways, knowing if a number is odd or even and our newest concept is learning about Ordinal numbers. Please try to help everyone get practise at home, especially with counting money as it seems to be harder to learn as our students don't handle money very often and do not have much experience with it. Have a great week everyone and remember to enjoy school and work hard.