Friday, September 2, 2016

Week of September 5th

I hope you are enjoying the three day weekend!  We had a great week!  We made applesauce and tasted apples!  We will continue to celebrate fall by learning about seasons next week!  Hopefully some Fall weather will arrive soon!

This Week's Focus:
sight words:  see, a, I, the, like
color:  green
shape:  hexagon
letter identification:  Ii-Mm
Phonemic Awareness:  Words in oral sentences
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 10


Important Dates:
September 5: No school
September 9:  BBQ lunch day (flyer coming home Tuesday)
September 12- 16:  Book Fair
September 14:  Applebee's Eat out Night
September 15: Ice Cream Social 6-8 pm Come shop the Book Fair!
September 27th:  Jog-a-Thon
September 30:  Minimum Day

Homework Change:

I am changing the format of our homework.  I think you will like the change.  My goal was to make it more systematic and independent for your child.  You will find the new homework in the take home folder on Tuesday.  Share homework will still be the same as well as reading and sight words.  

Letters and Sounds:

The new homework will not have letter flashcards.  Please note which letters we are covering this week and make flashcards for your child if he/she does not know her letters and sounds.  

Assessments:

I have been assessing students letters, sounds, numbers, colors, shapes.  I will send home an assessment letter and the results in a week.  These results will tell you what your child needs to work on.  

Jog-a-Thon:

Our annual jog-a-thon date has been set for September 27th.  This is a chance for your child to gather donations and run with ME (I love to run) to earn money that goes directly to our classroom this year.  This is the only fundraiser whose money goes directly to YOUR children's classroom.    More information to come!

Book Orders:

I sent home flyers for Book Orders last week. Thanks to those who already ordered!   I will push the orders through on Tuesday the 6th.  If you'd like to place an order, just click on the book order tab to find our classroom code.  

Room Parents:

Our room parents will be:
Jenni Gallego
Tayaba Syed

Room Parents are different from parent volunteers.  If you signed up to help in the classroom, I will be setting up a schedule.  I am waiting for Board Approval for those of you who have turned in ALL your paperwork.  I will contact you mid September.  The deadline for paperwork is October 7th.  No paperwork will be accepted after that.  Paperwork can be found by logging into the Parent Portal site.



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