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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekly News: March 4-8


This is the last week of school before Spring break! This is also the last week of tutoring. We will have two weeks off, with school resuming on Monday, March 25th. 

This week, we are celebrating Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday! It's going to be a fun-filled week with a silly something to wear each day! 

Silly Sock Day {come to school in your silliest socks!}
Stripes and/or Polka-dots Day 
Wacky Hat Wednesday {I can't wait to see all of those wacky hats!}
Rhyme Time Day {dress in rhyme - some examples are: a green queen, a fish with a dish, a cook with a book, etc. Have fun!}
Relax and Read Day {come to school in your PJ's and bring your favorite stuffed animal friend and book to share!}

As part of our Read Across America celebration, we are welcoming guest readers into our classroom throughout the week! We will have guest readers in our class all week long. We will also be eating Green Eggs and Ham on Friday! See the Classroom Clipboard if you are able to contribute. Thank you!

No homework and no sharing this week. 

Please continue to sign up for parent conferences. They will be one day over break (Monday, March 11th) and the week we get back from Spring break (March 25-28nd).  I look forward to meeting with you again and discussing your child's growth from the past few months! 

Continue to work on your community service projects. These will be due at the end of May. Please see me if you have any questions. OUR TWO WEEK SPRING BREAK COMING UP IS THE PERFECT TIME TO WORK ON THESE PROJECTS!!

Upcoming Events:  
March 4-8: Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss Celebration 
March 11-22: SPRING BREAK!
March 11: Parent Conference Day 
March 25-28: Parent Conferences Continue 

What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: There will not be any new sight words introduced until after Spring Break.  Please take this time to review ALL of our words introduced so far.  Remember, sight words are words that your child should recognize instantly.  These are not words your child should be sounding out!  Please continue to work on these words. 

Letter Team: 
There will not be any new letter teams introduced until after Spring Break.  Please take this time to review ALL of our letter teams introduced so far. Many children know all of the letter teams, but have a hard time applying them into decoding words. A great idea would be to write words (or make flashcards) with letter teams in them and have your child decode the word for you, applying the letter team. 

This week, we will welcome guest readers, read lots of Dr. Seuss books and read our poem of the week, “Green Eggs and Ham”.

Writing: I am so thrilled with so many friends applying the new "Step Up to Writing" program into their daily classroom writing and weekly homework. We will continue to learn how to write topic sentences, conclusion sentences, learn transition words, and learn how to add details to our writing.  

Math: We will continue working on 100's club and place value, addition, and subtraction, elapsed time, and counting coins. 


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