We are busy building our reading stamina this month! Students are learning to choose just right books. We are also beginning Raz-Kids. I will be sending home a link soon where you can access this program to practice reading at home. It is set at your child’s reading level. We are also practicing questioning to comprehend fiction and nonfiction text. Ask your child questions about stories you read together. Our discussions will help us better understand stories and informational text. We are writing narratives this month. We are learning to write a well-developed narrative that tells about a small moment. Narratives should include details, transition words, and a closing. Students are also including capitalization and punctuation properly in complete sentences. In phonics and spelling, we are learning about long vowel patterns. We read our words in context and look for the spelling patterns in our reading. Our focus in grammar will be common, proper, collective and plural nouns this month.
In math, we will be working on one step word problems. Students must be able to determine whether to add or subtract. They must find the unknown in word problems. Looking for help at home? Try Gregtang.com. This site has a word problem generator under resources. We will also review addition and subtraction facts 0-20. Please review and practice often at home. These facts are to be memorized this year. Ever so often, we take fact fluency tests. This is to chart our progress in memorizing our facts. We will also work with money this month. Please review coins and coins amounts with your child at home. Practice skip counting dimes, nickels, and pennies. We will solve word problems with money in class.
We are learning about the regions and rivers of Georgia. Students must know the 5 regions and describe characteristics of each. They also must be able to identify 3 Georgia rivers.
*Fall Break will be the week of September 24th-28th
*Sleepy Hollow Field Trip will be on Friday, Sept. 21st. Please sign the lunch form and return.
*County Progress Reports will be sent home Wed., Sept 5th.
*Grandparents Day is 1:00 Thursday, Sept. 6th.
*Also watch for a field trip form coming home for our Tellus Museum visit in October!