OUR WINTER CELEBRATION IS SCHEDULED: MONDAY DECEMBER 16TH 10:15-11:00.
All are welcome! Please check Shutterfly how you can help out! This is the last party until the end of year party in May.
Please check your child’s behavior sheet!
Adventures in character and our word of the month is Kindness!
What we are learning:
1. Math Workshop: We have been collecting data using tally marks and then we look at our data to see what we can learn! The students have applying their addition and subtraction strategies when they interpert the data. Your child may have to see how many items combined or compare different sets of information. When looking at the information your child may have to add or subtract to show full understanding of the data being presented!
Home idea: Do Moby Max! Talk about minus is less and have your child create word problems to solve. Also, have them write a fact family to show all the facts they can solve in a snap from knowing one number sentence!
We learned how to log in and this will really help your child become fluent!
Also, Go to Moby Max, math, then fluency Your child’s login is in your child’s folder. It will be a great way to help your child learn their facts in a snap! Our standard is now sums up to 20 so knowing facts in a snap builds your child’s confidence when learning about new ways to solve!
2 Readers Workshop: As readers we focused on finding the reasons the author stated. We used information located in the text to prove our thinking.
I have collected all book totes and will be meeting with your child one-on-one for the remainder of December. Please continue to read at home. Your child’s Raz-kids login is located in their folder to have access to just right books!
Also, don’t forget….When your child reads a hard word ask: how are you going to solve this? Biggest help…let your child try and don’t tell! Check the green sheet from conferences!
Home Idea: When reading for 20 mins each night focus on the green sheet from conferences and the purple sheet for comprehension!
What strategy did your child use to solve tricky words?
What did your child do at the end…
If fiction can your child retell what happened to the characters?
If a nonfiction book can your child retell what facts were learned?
3. Phonics/Grammar: We learned all about another sound y can make. Y says i at the end of a one syllable word. We were able to continue to review blends and digraphs.
Example: my, try, dry, shy, fly, cry
Home idea: Ask your child about words that follow this rule! Can they write them down?
4. Writer’s Workshop: We are continuing to apply the writing process and using a rubric to add details, proper writing conventions and lots of different ways to present facts. We will begin publishing next week!
HOME IDEA: Ask your child what is your goal in writing? Are you:
- using temporal words?
- good beginning?
- good ending?
- a comparison?
- a color, size or shape word?
- a twin sentence to further explain?
- bold print or headings?