Callie Cain

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Room 10 News


Dear Families,

Within the next few weeks our class will be beginning Kid Town! We will be creating a town centered around businesses and stores within our classroom.  In our town, the students will “earn” play money by producing items and selling services.  They will act as consumers by “spending” their play money at various stores.

Through this simulation the children will learn many social studies concepts related to communities and economies.  Throughout the unit, students will learn the importance of democracy, being a responsible citizen, as well as what it means to be a productive member of a community. Students will also explore basic economic concepts and their role in a free-market economy.

In order to operate our town, we will need some donated items:

 ·      empty, clean, food boxes and containers (no glass or metal please)

·      junk mail envelopes or plain white envelopes

·      stickers

·      stationary

·      toilet paper tubes

·      beads and string for necklaces and bracelets

*Please do not feel like you need to donate something from every category or spend money. The goal should be to reuse and repurpose most materials.

We will also celebrate the end of our unit with a Town Meeting.  Stay tuned for more information on Kid Town!                                           



Callie Cain

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(650) 312-7500 ext. 4062

Important Dates

 February 19: President's Day-no school

February 21: Art in Action

March 5:  Kid Town starts!

Spelling Words

soap, go, flows, show, cold, hoe, toe, toast, your, found

Word Wall Words

Students should be able to read and spell these words.

the, I, to, a, is, my, go, me, like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up, at, see, he, do, you, an, can, no, am, little, big, him, one, jump, come, here, what, put, went, now, was, out, who, good, these, our, once, hurt, right, start, how, under, far, try, after, call, off, long, year, live, your, found

Phonics Skills

short a: an, at, ap, ack

long a: a_e, ai, ay

short e: en, et, ed, ess, eg, ell

long e: e_e

short i: id, ip, ick, it, ig

long i: i_e

short o: ot, op, ox, ock

long o: o_e, oa, oe

short u: ull, ut, up, ug, uck, un, ub, uff

long u: u_e

blends (l, r, s), digraphs (th, ch, sh, ng)

soft g and soft c

Helpful Links

Geography Games

Math Playground



Scholastic Reading Club-P9BYL

Daily Schedule

8:20-8:40 homework check/number of the day/handwriting practice

8:40-8:50 calendar activities

8:50-9:15 literacy activity

9:10-9:30 phonics

9:30-10:25  writing workshop


10:45-11:40 reading workshop

read to self (guided reading groups)

partner reading (guided reading groups)

11:40-12:05 center rotations


1:10-2:10 math/PMT

2:10-2:30 social studies/science

2:30-2:40 read aloud

Music-Tuesdays 8:55-9:25

Computer Lab-Thursdays 9:00-10:00

Library-Fridays 9:00-9:25