November 16, 2012

                                                        November 16, 2012
Happy Friday Families,

“When it rains it pours” would sum up my week. I had a planned substitute for one day for math training. In addition to that sub, I had 1 ½ days of unplanned subs since my husband ended up in the hospital with heart issues. I am thankful the doctors were able to get his heart working correctly again. He is just fine now. I missed your children and with the warm welcome I received from them I’d say they missed me too.

Thank you to all the families that were able to make it to the dance party. What an incredible turn out we had. The students did a great job dancing (families did too!)

Our week at a glance:
Reading: activating background knowledge to help us think of what we already know and predict words in our book.
Math: We are working on counting and recording strategies.    Coming up with new strategies to count and record what we know.
Writing: We are still working on personal narrative writing. We were introduced to a booklet where we can tell a longer story through several pages. We focus on illustrations and stretching our words to write all the sounds we hear. We are also working on writing upper and lower case appropriately which many students still struggle with. It is hard to unlearn the upper case habit.

Next week: 
Monday: Gym
Tuesday: Art
Wednesday: Gym
No School Thursday and Friday.
No afterschool classes this week. If your child usually goes to a class, please email me and let me know where I should send your child.
Sounds: V and C
Sight (star) words: to, and

Friday Folders- Handwriting homework for the letters v and c. Make sure students are going slow and forming letters correctly. Did you know for letter and number formation we almost always start from the top?  Friday folders are due WEDNESDAY.

*Did you cut out the sight words you received at conferences?  Do you play games with them with your child using the sight (star) words they have already been taught? (I, see, me, my, by, the, like, at, is, are, it).  Don't forget the star words...they will help your child be a star at reading!

Book Orders- They are due on WEDNESDAY. Checks for multiple orders can be combined and made payable to Scholastic. They will arrive in 2 weeks.

Donations:  Thank you for the donations received so far. Some items still needed included below: 
Marbles
Wallpaper samples
Soda bottle tops

*Items for school food drive can still be donated.

Have a fantastic weekend!