Week 7 September 25th – 29th Dear Parents, Our new phonograms for this week are p, r, t, and v.
Our phonograms that are being orally assessed this week are: b o e k l m n s u h It is important that you practice these each night with homework for maximum retention. A set of flashcards can be purchased in the office or by letting me know you need an order form. You can also download the Spalding app on your tablet or smartphone.
We have been reading narrative stories with main characters, settings, and plots. We have also been reading books with a topic. These are called informative books. The purpose of these books is to inform, teach, and tell us facts. Each type of book has identifiable attributes that a student can identify and adjust their listening accordingly.
In math, we will be working on previous concepts, and reviewing ordinals. We will also introduce 8 and 9 this week as well as the idea of tally marking. As always, we continue to review concepts that are already taught.
Please study the last September poem, “Mary Had A Little Lamb”. Recitations are going well. I hope that each child has several books of beautifully illustrated children’s poetry. It is an excellent vehicle for teaching language patterns, vocabulary, inference, emotion, and rhyme. Rhyme is a difficult concept and one that gets learned through listening to these stories. Sometimes books of childhood embed into a child’s memory to become developed thought and enjoyment for life.
In extended day, we will continue our unit on farms and move from farm animals to what grows on a farm. We will discuss seeds, roots, vegetables and fruits. This will be a general overview because we will go more in depth about growing plants in the spring.
ALSO, remember to empty your child’s folder NIGHTLY as it can get very full.
Important Dates to Remember: Friday, October 6th - Spirit Day (wear your Spirit Day shirts!) Monday, October 9th - Columbus Day (No School) Thursday and Friday, October 19th & 20th - Early Release due to mandatory parent/teacher conferences
Lastly, remember to send a pop-top water bottle daily with your child. It may be close to fall, but the weather is still warm.
Thank you for your continued support both in the classroom and at home. As always, if you need to get a hold of me, contact me via the green sheet, send an email at email@example.com, call and leave me a message at 623-516-7747 x.142, or find me before school or after pick-up.