Hi Fabulous Frey Parents,
CoGat Testing for 1st & 3rd graders and IOWA Testing for 3rd & 5th graders is now completed. Thanks for getting your children to school on time each day with a nutritious breakfast and positive attitudes.
In my classes, we have implemented a self-reflection upon leaving my classroom. They are trying to “knock their socks off with great learning.” This means they are trying to amaze or impress themselves and Mrs. Shumpert with their great learning. In keeping with my class theme of Toy Story for this year, each student will assess themselves as they walk out of my classroom each day. They will ask themselves: Did I go to “Infinity & Beyond” with my learning? Did I “reach for the sky?” Would I say, “Yee Haw?” Did I care about my learning, but I just had a little trouble with it? or Was it alien to me? This means your child struggled with the lesson and activity of the day. This quick self-assessment helps guide my instruction each day as I make note of the students to touch base with the following day to give remediation.
Kindergarten students are working on letters of the alphabet. Ask your child to sing the song from class. You can also practice at home by going to www.havefunlearning.com. As students learn the letters, the next area of focus is the sounds each letter makes. Students practice with www.starfall.com and guided reading groups.
1st graders are working on the -am word family. Ask them to share what words they have discovered with the -am family. They are working on reading fluency by reading a play titled Sam & Cam’s Snack to help them use words in the -am family as well as many sight words they need to learn this year. Remember, your child’s goal is to learn at least 200 sight words this year. Please work on the first 25 so your child may be recognized on the “EPCOT Wall.” We emphasize the Every Person Can Obtain Their Goals!
2nd/3rd graders are learning about Multiple Meaning Words. These will be called our M & M words. So far, we have discussed bark & snap. Be sure to ask your child about the Multiple Meaning Word of the day and have them hunt for those words in their reading.
4th graders have finished doing their Newspaper Articles about themselves. They did a marvelous job of sharing with the class. Next, we will be focusing on writing narrative stories and paying close attention to the sequence of events in our stories.
5th graders also did a phenomenal job on writing a Newspaper Article about themselves. They are quite eager to share their stories with the class, and I just love their enthusiasm. Next, we will focus on learning grade level vocabulary words and using them in our stories. Students will continue to practice the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing of English to carry over into all academic areas.