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Friday, March 17, 2017

Weekly News: March 20-24

This is our last week of school before spring break. We have NO SCHOOL for the next two weeks. Spring break is a perfect time to work on your Community Service Projects! I hope you have a wonderful two weeks off with your families!

Upcoming Events:
March 27-April 7: SPRING BREAK!!!

What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words:  There will be no 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 be no 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 most 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 inside them and have your child decode the word for you, applying the letter team. 

Reading: This week, we will read books about spring. Last week in our reading groups, we started "Book Studies" as each group read and discussed a different non-fiction book. We discussed and created posters for each of these books at different levels, identifying the main idea and details in each text. This week, we will read different level fiction books and discuss character, story events, cause and effect, and even learn about adjectives. The students have been having a lot of fun! As always, we will also continue to read fluency passages at their levels and their self-selected good-fit books from the library.
WritingWe will write all about spring. 

Math: We will continue to work hard on decomposing and composing numbers within ten, as well as addition and subtraction problems, and identifying the place value (tens and ones) of two-digit numbers. 

Leadership: We will continue to ROAR and discuss what it means to have a growth mindset!


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