Sunday, October 15, 2017

This Week's Happenings

10/16/17

Monday: Day 3 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 4 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 5 > Art Class
Thursday: Day 6 > BOOK FAIR SHOPPING
Friday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.

In Language Arts…
Keep reviewing the vocabulary words. The new list was written in the notebooks on Friday. Read over these a few times a week.
For spelling, the final test on sh and th words will be on Thursday. If your child brought home his/her Spelling notebook, he/she should be practicing the words.
A decodable reader will come home on Wednesday. Please listen to your child read it. He/she should be able to sound out all words in the books. At this time, the reader can stay at home. There may be a time when I will ask to have the book sent back so I can listen to him/her read.
Remember, when listening to your child read, use the strategies that we have been working on in school. Refer to the page sent home. If you cannot find it, let me know and I will send home another copy.

Math…
Understanding Subtraction, Topic 2, was tested on Friday and the class did well. Look for these in the Friday Folder. Now we will be moving to Five and Ten Relationships. Review all pages that come home.

-Don’t forget to send in your party money if you have not done so already.

-Homework is to read any book your child is interested in every day and then add it to your reading log.

-BOOK FAIR SHOPPING – THURSDAY!

Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a tremendous week!

Monday (10/23) will be Day 8 > Music Class

Sunday, October 8, 2017

This Week's Happenings

10/10/17


Monday: No School
Tuesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
2 Hour Data Delay Wednesday: Day 10 > Art Class
Thursday: Day 1 > Keyboarding
Friday: Day 2 > Phys. Ed.


In Language Arts, things will be slowing down. We will take a week to work on one story. This means now you will see a Spelling Notebook coming home. When the students are Pre-assessed on the list, the words that need to be studied will be found in this notebook. If the student has all of the words correct, then he/she will not need to take the final test. I will let you, know by way of these newsletters, when the final tests will take place.

Decodable readers are being sent home today. Please listen to your child read these to you. He/She should be able to sound out all words in the books. The readers are to be kept at home.

I have listened to the class read the vocabulary words. Overall, they did very well. Any student who brought home flashcards should review them. There will be new words added to the notebook on Friday.

Book 1 will come home on Wednesday. Listen to your child read any/all stories. These may be added to your reading log. Please send this back to school on Thursday.

We are coming to the end of Topic 2, Understanding Subtraction. Please review all pages, especially the Reteaching page that comes home on Thursday. The assessment will be on Friday.

Thursday is Picture Re-Take Day. If you were not happy with your pictures, you may return them and have your child photographed again.

Homework is to read any book your child is interested in every day and then add it to your reading log.

Follow the Spirit Day Dress Ups information that was sent home on Friday.

Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a superb week!

Monday (10/16) will be Day 3 > Music Class

Sunday, October 1, 2017

This Week's Happenings

10/2/17

Monday: Day 4 > Computers
Tuesday: Day 5 > Art Class
Wednesday: Day 6 > Library
Thursday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.
Friday: Day 8 > Music Class

In Language Arts, we will continue to pre assess the remaining spelling words with short vowels. Also, the last two sets of words will be written in the vocabulary notebooks. It will benefit your child to listen to him/her read these a few times a week. I will be listening to them read all of these words by the end of the week.

There will be two comprehension assessments this week. The children will have the opportunity to complete these on their own first, then if necessary, I will read it to them.

We are always working on our reading strategies. Please refer to the page I sent home when reading with your child. When you use the same language at home as they hear in school, it will really solidify the strategies and make them become automatic when they read independently.

Subtraction continues through this week. The lessons focus on subtraction stories. Please look over the pages that come home.

Please send back the September Reading Logs tomorrow, after that the books will be used for the October Log.

Homework is to read any book your child is interested in every day and then add it to your reading log.

Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have an enchanting week!

No School on Monday, October 9!

Tuesday (10/10) will be Day 9 > Computer Class

Sunday, September 24, 2017

This Week's Happenings


9/25/17

Monday: Day 9 > Computers
Tuesday: Day 10 > Art Class
Wednesday: Day 1 > Keyboarding
Thursday: Day 2 > Phys. Ed.
Friday: Day 3 > Music Class

In Language Arts, we have started pre-assessing spelling short vowel sound words. We also were introduced to new vocabulary words and will continue to add to our vocabulary notebooks this week. The vocabulary notebooks will come home on Tuesday. I am asking that you listen to your son/daughter read these words. Please put this notebook in your child’s book bag when finished. It will continue to be sent home daily from this point on and I will inform you when new words are added.

Our Daily 5 groups will begin this week. All of our hard work building the stamina needed to make this a success will soon start to pay off.

The Addition assessments were terrific! I was very proud of the whole class. Way to go family support. You did a great job getting them ready and prepared for our very first math test.

Understanding Subtraction is beginning this week. Look for the pages in the take-home folders. Review any errors and concepts to keep your child on track. We will be looking for missing parts of 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Homework is to read any book your child is interested in and then add it to your reading log.

Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a lovely week!

Monday (10/2) will be Day 4 > Computer Class

ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, WEAR A BLUE SHIRT
TO SUPPORT BULLYING PREVENTION AND
YOU GET TO DRESS DOWN THAT DAY FOR FREE!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

This Week's Happenings

9/18/17

Monday: Day 4 > Computers
Tuesday: Day 5 > Art Class
Wednesday: Day 6 > Library
Thursday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.
Friday: Day 8 > Music Class


In Language Arts, we will continue with our reading strategies to become better readers. As you are reading with your child, ask him/her about what he/she has learned and how to use these strategies. In the Friday Folders you will find a Reading Strategies information sheet, keep these handy to use while you are reading. 

This is our last week to build our stamina. Next week we will begin our Daily 5 groups. These groups consist of Reading to Ourselves, Listening to Reading, Computers, Writing and Word Work. Your child will be able to explain these but if you have any questions please just ask me.

We will have one more lesson in Topic 1 on Monday. On Tuesday look for the Reteaching page in the Take Home Folder to review for our first Math test. Wednesday we will assess all the skills we learned in Topic 1.

The new Topic in math will be introduced on Thursday. Understanding subtraction is the title and we will begin lesson 1 next week.

Homework is to read any material with your child, at least once a day and then add it to your reading log.

Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a delightful week!

Monday (9/25) will be Day 9 > Computer Class

Book orders were due today but I will wait until tomorrow to send it in, in case someone forgot.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

This Week's Happenings


9/11/17

Monday: Day 10 > Art Class
Tuesday: Day 1 > Keyboarding
Wednesday: No Day >>>> 2 Hour Data Delay
Thursday: Day 2 > Phys. Ed.
Friday: Day 3 > Music Class

In Language Arts, we will continue with our reading strategies to become better readers. As you are reading with your child, ask him/her about what he/she has learned and how to use these strategies.

We are still building our stamina in order to have the muscle to do group work. Our Read to Self/Read to Someone stamina will be up to 10 minutes. The Writing stamina time will be 16 minutes by the end of this week.

The children have now been introduced to the Listening Center. By the end of the week we will learn another of our groups. We are really getting close to try group work. Hopefully if all goes well by the end of next week we can begin!

For Math, we will be finding new ways to think about addition. The lessons are ways to make 8 and 9, joining numbers and adding in any order. Please discuss the topic and examine any errors on the pages that come home in the Take-Home Folder. We did not get as much accomplished last week as I had hoped. We had many changes to our schedule and math suffered for it. 

Tuesday is Picture Day. Don't forget your PSP envelopes.

Homework is to read any material with your child, at least once a day and then add it to your reading log.

Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a lovely week!

Monday (9/18) will be Day 4 > Computer Class

Book orders are due on Monday, September 18!

Monday, September 4, 2017

This Week's Happenings




9/5/17

Monday: (No Day) LABOR DAY – No School
Tuesday: Day 6 > Library Class
Wednesday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.
Thursday: Day 8 > Music Class
Friday: Day 9 > Computer Class


In Language Arts, we have added to our reading strategies… The new strategies for this week will be Cross Checking for Accuracy. When we come upon a word that we are not sure of, after we attempt to sound it out, we ask ourselves, (1) Does is look right? (2) Does it sound right? (3) Does it make sense? Another strategy is Tune Into Interesting Words to Expand our Vocabulary. This is exactly what it sounds like, find and read interesting words.

We will be building our stamina for group work. By the end of the week we will be up to reading 6 minutes with a partner or to ourselves. Building our writing stamina will be up to 12 minutes.

For Math, we will be finding new ways to think about addition. The lessons are ways to make 6, 7, 8 and 9. Please discuss the topic and examine any errors on the pages that come home in the Take-Home Folder.

Homework is to read any material with your child, at least once a day.

I hope you have a delightful week!

Monday will be Day 10>Art Class