Friday, January 22, 2016

January 25-30

Hi everyone!  For those of you who may not know, one of our student's father was shot 7 times in the December 2 terrorist attack.  We are so grateful he is alive and he is working hard to fully recover.  Please keep the Reid family in your thoughts and prayers and if you have the ability to provide any amount of financial support, it would be appreciated unmeasurably. He has a long road ahead of him and a fund has been set up to help take any financial stress and burden off of him and his wife so that all their focus can be on his full recovery.  I also ask that you take caution if you choose to talk to your kiddos about this.  They are young and unaware of what they say many times.  This family is working on healing from a tragedy of catastrophic size unimaginable to most of us.  I want our student to be comfortable and feel safe in our classroom and not have to be faced with any questions or comments.  Thanks for your understanding.

I am providing the link here to his amazing story of survival where you can leave an encouraging comment for him or a donation if you feel led.

This Week's Focus:

sight words:   is, how
are, now, you, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  Uu and Ll

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
                                 look for letter teams in the word (chunky monkey)
                           stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)Comprehension Skills: inferring, problem/solution
Theme: Penguins
Math: Numbers to 20
Student of the Week: Jacob C

Important Dates:
January 29:  Minimum Day
February 8-12:  Mixed Bag Fundraiser
February 12:  Minimum Day/Valentine Party (Parent help needed)
February 15:  No school
February 26: Minimum Day
March 1: Spring Pictures
March 4:  Spring Centers (parent help needed)
March 11:  Minimum Day & 3 Piggy Opera performance

We have been working hard on learning how to write personal narrative stories in class.  You should start to see your child writing a beginning sentence with 3 supporting details.  Please encourage this on the share homework.  With the 2nd semester under way, you will start to see some huge growths academically from your child.  It is exciting!

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