Monday, February 20, 2017

Week of February 20th

This Week's Focus:

sight words:  will, be
thins, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  short vowels

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation, final sounds
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
                                 stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)
Word Family: -ig family
Theme: Kindness
Math: Solid and Flat Shapes
Student of the Week: Jayda

Important Dates:
February 21:  Class Picture
February 24:  Minimum Day
March 7: Family Reading Celebration 6-7pm at Cram

 One Minute Read:
Continue practicing the short vowel One Minute Read.  If your child is still working on the Priority Words, it would be a good idea to keep practicing that list too.  

Thank you for supporting your child in the homework process.  You are helping to instill good habits that will help them be successful in future grades.
1.  One Minute Read:  Be sure to practice daily.  Instructions are clear on it.  Return in folder on Friday.  I'm really noticing the students who are improving in this!!  It makes a HUGE difference in their reading!
2.  Word Family Practice:  Instructions are on it.
3.  Share homework

Don't forget to have your child complete the Daily Homework, nightly reading, and sight word flash cards.

Don't forget that taking time to read TO your child is extremely important.  You model fluency and voice as well as spend valuable time with your little one!

Guided Reading:
If your child is reading at a level 2-3:  I can not stress the importance of learning their sight words in order to reach level 5 benchmark by the end of kindergarten.
*Return book bag daily along with their Take Home Folder
There may be days when you see the same book come home.  Have your child reread the book and send it back the next day.

One School One Book:
We will continue to read and ask the students questions each day.  The students have a chance to win a prize if they know the answer.

3 Piggy Opera:
Your child may have mentioned a play we will be performing for you.  We will perform our 3 Piggy Opera play on March 10th.  That is a minimum day.  You won't want to miss it so mark your calendars.

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