Friday, September 21, 2012

Weekly News: September 24-28


News: 

We had so much fun making apple pie! Thank you for all of our donations and a special thank you to Mrs. Proctor for ALL of your help baking our pies! Check out our apple pie pictures on our Photo Site .This week we will be making applesauce together! YAY :)

Over the next four weeks, we will begin sending home Book Bags with your child. Book Bags are to be brought back and forth, home to school, every day. Book bags are also an ESSENTIAL part of your child's home reading - they should be reading these books EVERY DAY for homework. We will only be starting one group each week, so look for your child's book bag sometime in the next month!! If you have any questions about our book bags or home reading program, please do not hesitate to ask!

Our field trip is coming up! If you would still like to chaperone, please let me know by FRIDAY - we need to give our final head count to Los Rios Ranch. Please remember that you will be following the bus and our school policy is no siblings or little ones! Thank you! We are also still accepting $5 donations for our field trip t-shirts!

What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: COME, AT, SAID.

Letter Team: 
CE/CI (we are learning that the letter C can make a soft sound when it is followed by an E or I like in "cent" and "city").  

Word Family: 
-IN. Please help your child with word families of the week by asking them to create different words with  the word family -in (bin, fin, tin, etc.) 

Reading:  
This week, we will focus on a new strategy, "Skip the word and read on to think about what makes sense" (Please see Reading Strategies Tab). This week, we will continue reading books about apples and Johnny Appleseed, and read our special poem of the week, "Applesauce". 

Writing:  
This week we will learn what "quotations" are. We will write a big book together about our silly monster friends and use "quotations" when they say something. This big book will be written using the sight words we have learned so far. 

Math:  
This week we will introduce before, after, and in between. We will be practicing this number sense by identifying numbers that come before, after, and in between others. Mastery of this concept is identifying the number quickly without having to go back and start counting from the number 1. We will continue counting money and telling time to the hour, learning how to identify, order, and count numbers to 30 and write numbers to 10, learning the days of the week, months of the year, shapes, how to read and extend patterns, and identify what number comes next. 

Leadership: This month our theme is "orderliness". We will talk about keeping ourselves and our surroundings "orderly". We are learning that orderliness is keeping things neat and tidy.

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