Friday, August 26, 2016

Week of August 29

This Week's Focus:
sight words:  see, a, I, the, like,  to 
color:  yellow
shape:  star
letter identification:  Dd-Hh
Phonemic Awareness:  Rhyming
Writing: Writing sentences using our sight words.
Reading:
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word, look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
Comprehension Skills: inferring and making connections
Theme: Transporation
Math: Numbers to 5


Important Dates:
September 5: Labor Day (No school)
September 30:  Minimum Day

Helping your child write at home:  
Your child is given opportunities to write each day in the classroom.  I am focusing on the sight words we are learning.  I am encouraging them to use these when they write by writing sentences such as:
I see a....
I see the....
I like the...
I like to...
When writing unknown words, I am encouraging them to find words around the room or to "stretch out" the word.  For example, when your child is working on the sentence "I see a rainbow."  They may just write "ro" because they are only hearing the beginning and ending sounds.  Praise your child for any sounds they hear and write.  They are doing a great job!

This Week's Focus:
sight words:  see, a, I, the, like,  to 
color:  yellow
shape:  star
letter identification:  Dd-Hh
Letter Team:  sh (like in "sharp-toothed shark
Phonemic Awareness:  Rhyming
Writing: Writing sentences using our sight words.
Reading:
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word, look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
Comprehension Skills: inferring and making connections
Theme: Apples
Math: Numbers to 5
Student of the Week:  Alexie

Important Dates:
September 7: Labor Day (No school)

Helping your child write at home:  
Your child is given many opportunities to write each day in the classroom.  I am focusing on the sight words we are learning.  I am encouraging them to use these when they write by writing sentences such as:
I see a....
I see the....
I like the...
I like to...
When writing unknown words, I am encouraging them to find words around the room or to "stretch out" the word.  For example, when your child is working on the sentence "I see a rainbow."  They may just write "ro" because they are only hearing the beginning and ending sounds.  Praise your child for any sounds they hear and write.  They are doing a great job!

This Week's Focus:
sight words:  see, a, I, the, like,  to 
color:  yellow
shape:  star
letter identification:  Dd-Hh
Letter Team:  sh (like in "sharp-toothed shark
Phonemic Awareness:  Rhyming
Writing: Writing sentences using our sight words.
Reading:
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word, look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
Comprehension Skills: inferring and making connections
Theme: Apples
Math: Numbers to 5
Student of the Week:  Alexie

Important Dates:
September 7: Labor Day (No school)

Helping your child write at home:  
Your child is given many opportunities to write each day in the classroom.  I am focusing on the sight words we are learning.  I am encouraging them to use these when they write by writing sentences such as:
I see a....
I see the....
I like the...
I like to...
When writing unknown words, I am encouraging them to find words around the room or to "stretch out" the word.  For example, when your child is working on the sentence "I see a rainbow."  They may just write "ro" because they are only hearing the beginning and ending sounds.  Praise your child for any sounds they hear and write.  They are doing a great job!

Box Tops:
Our school earns money for each boxtop collected and turned in!  See the paper in the take home folder Monday to find out how you can collect!

Math:
This week we learned and worked with the numbers 1-5.  We are practicing writing these numbers too.  It would be helpful if you could practice this at home as well.  

Parent Helpers:

Thank you again for your willingness to help in the classroom.  All volunteer paperwork can be found on the Parent Portal site.  You must have this paperwork in if you plan to help in the class or go on any field trips.  I will be setting up parent volunteers in a few more weeks.  
  

Emergency Cards:

Please visit the Parent Portal site to print out your child's emergency card.  Send these in to me, filled out, as soon as possible.  Parents who fail to do so will be contacted by the office.  Thanks for your urgency.

Homework:

Everyone did a great job on our first week of homework!  Remember, to check the website to find out the share topic for the week.  This is due any day BUT Friday.  Please click the homework tab to find out about this week's homework as well as the share topic.




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