Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week of April 3rd



This Week: 

sight words:  

play, make, they, go, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, now, you, are, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  short vowels

Reading:
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: -og family
Theme: Growing & Changing
Math: Addition
Student of the Week: Jonathan

Important Dates:
Spring Celebration:  April 14th
School Carnival:  April 21st


Baby Pictures:
We will be discussing how we grow and change this week.  Be sure to send a baby picture in a baggy marked with their name.  I will return them unharmed.  Thank you!

Carnival Basket:
Our School Carnival is one of our funnest events of the year!  Part of the fun is our carnival baskets!  Each class is in charge of 1 themed basket.  Our theme this year is Star Wars!  Our room mom will be sending an informational letter home about our basket and will also request a cash donation to put towards the items that she will shop for to put in our basket.  This means "one less thing for you on your shopping list".  You can place your donation in an envelope marked 'BASKET' and place it in your child's take home folder and I will be sure she gets it.  Thanks for your help in making our school carnival basket great!

 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.  

Homework:
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!

Spring Celebration
We will celebrate Spring on April 14th!  We will need a few things for our celebration.  If you have a chance, swing by the classroom door to sign up for an item or message me and I can sign you up for something.  Please send items by April 7th.  We will need parent help on this day.

Please message me if you can help out 

Book Bags:
Book bags will continue to come home and please remember to help your child remember to return them the next day.





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