Playing Outside

Playing Outside

September 14, 2012

September 17, 2012

A note from Ms. Poteet

Thanks to some wonderful volunteers we are going to start guided reading groups on Monday.  Look for your child’s reading group book to come home several times this week.  Your child needs to read this book to an adult and bring it back the next day.  Rereading your child’s guided reading book can count for your child’s nightly reading homework.  Just record the book title on their Weekly Planner.

I have noticed a few of our students are struggling to spell their word wall words correctly on our weekly assessments.  Try to make word wall homework fun at home by having your child write their words in shaving cream on the table, roll out the letters of each of their words using play dough, or write each word on an index card, cut the letters apart, and have your child sort the letters.  I also signed our class up for  Visit to play games, complete practice assessments, practice reading and spelling our word wall words.  Click on Week 5 to see this week’s words. 

Mark your calendar for Harmony’s Harvest on Friday, October 12th from 6:00-8:00pm.  The night will be filled with games and good treats. Bring the whole family!  I hope to see you there!

What are we learning?
 Reading Workshop
This week we will start learning about strategies good readers use including looking at the pictures to help use figure out tricky words (Strategy #1: Look at the Pictures) and sounding out words using the beginning and ending sound (Strategy #2: Get Your Mouth Ready). 

Writing Workshop
We are continuing our Kid Writing unit this week.  Students will focus on how to use capital letters and end punctuation .  On Friday, we are writing our fifth entry in our Family Journals.  Please take time over the weekend to read your child’s letter to you and respond. 

Handwriting instruction will focus on developing fine motor skills as well as the proper formation of the following letters:  C, c, H, & h 

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Cc and Hh. Ask your child about the letter sound chants for both.  We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: at, that, for. Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

We are learning to read and count numbers up to 10, match dots with written numbers, and look for numbers in our world.    

We are finishing our unit on weather by learning about different types of clouds, precipitation, and rainbows. 

* Send in a healthy peanut-free snack and water bottle (with a pull up spout) every day.
* Our classroom gets very chilly sometimes.  Please send in a light jacket or sweater for your child to keep in their back pack. 
* Sign your child’s weekly planner every night!
* Library book due every Wednesday!

 Dates to Remember
September 25th: Fire Station Field Trip
September 28th: MegaSkills Assembly
October 1-5th: Scholastic Book Fair
October 5th: Huber’s Field Trip
October 12th: Husky Hustle 1:30-2:15
October 12th: Harmony Harvest 6:00-8:00

Related Arts Schedule
Monday         Music
Tuesday        Music
Wednesday    Music
Thursday       PE
Friday          PE

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