Weekly Newsletter Week 26 February 19th – 22nd Dear Parents,
There are NO NEW phonograms for this week! We are now in the polishing and reviewing stage of the year. We will be able focus on the phonograms that our children keep missing, especially with extra practice at home. If you still do not work with your child on a nightly basis, this is the time to start! Review written phonograms daily. A good idea is to use Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to practice seven phonograms and five spelling words each of those nights. Then practice all the ones they may have missed on the Pretest on Thursday night so they can be prepared for Friday’s final. Reading should also be a part of nightly homework, even if it is just five to ten minutes at a time. Research says that some children need up to 40 exposures to a piece of information before they retain it….so practice till you see retention. And reading will help you fill out those reading logs!
Our 20 focus phonograms for the week are: ar ei ough ti igh oo ir wor ow ng er ck k e d j gu si ci ee
Our spelling words come from List 7 this week. They are book, have, had, must, street, by, are, over, make, say. The five review words are not, last, you, out, like.
In math, we will be working with more than and less than signs, figuring out what number comes before or after another number, graphing, and ordinal work.
Today we had a visit from the Herpetological Society where they educated us about desert animals. Please ask your child about it and see if they remember any information. In extended day, we will be working on a unit about the desert that includes desert plants and animals that will go into more detail about what was learned from our visitors.
Important upcoming dates: March 1st - Spirit Day March 2nd – Spring Festival March 7th – Read in (an important person in the community will read a book to each class or grade level) March 14th – 15th – Ms. Johnson will not be here due to her daughter’s volleyball tournament in Colorado. Mrs. Robinson and a substitute will be here for those days. March 15th – Early Release, students dismissed at 12:15pm March 18th – 22nd – No School, Spring Break
Have a great week! Mrs. Johnson
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