Holy smokes! I am hoping that everyone is thawed out and ready to learn! Since we missed the last 3 days, I think our hundredth day is Friday! Please look for an email to confirm this.
Can you believe we are already in the last full week of January? is just around the corner and that means progress reports will be coming soon. Yikes!!! I will be testing sight words and checking writing progress in the coming weeks. It also means that Thursday is the last day to order from Scholastic. Remember, with every order you will receive a five dollar coupon towards a free book. A new flyer will come home next week.
This weeks spelling test will also include last weeks words. There are 20 words this week. Here are this weeks’ words for the week: pie, find, sigh, tie, high, might, under, own, us, read
There were lots of tears learning 10 more and 10 less last week. We are really struggling with this skill. One of the assessments at the end of the quarter is asking them to MENTALLY add and subtract any number given from 1 to 120. There are 48 questions on this test. (hint… hint….) We are practicing random numbers daily but I need your help at home. This is why knowing basic facts is very important. Please have them practice on Sumdog nightly.
This is the time of year where the focus is being able to understand what they are reading – their comprehension. Reading groups have focused on a variety of things including, word families, blends, digraphs and word attack skills. Now it’s time to put them all together. In order to accomplish this task, please have them read to you more and then ask the 5 w’s (who, what, where, when and why) about what they are reading. If they can’t answer those questions, they don’t have a just right book.
They should still be reading 30-40 minutes a night. So this is the perfect time to reintroduce your children to reading. What do roller coaster and reading have in common? What would you do to get a free ticket to Six Flags? The only thing your children are required to do is read a total of 6 hours to get a free ticket! In order to get the free ticket (that will come with their report card), I must have the completed reading log turned in by Monday, February 26th. I have to enter information from the log for them to get the ticket.
Wow!! Even though it was short, we still have a leader! Last week’s of the week was Lark with 6 points and We finished the week with 91% positive behavior! The majority of the class finshed with 100% behavior!! Keep up the great work!
That’s it for this week! Have a great week! 🙂