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Friday, September 29, 2017

Weekly News: October 2-6

This week we will continue to read and write about Autumn. We will continue to learn about leaves and discuss our favorite fall activities. 

We are so excited about our field trip on Tuesday! Remember to send your child to school this day in a normal shirt (we will be throwing their brand new field trip t-shirt over their clothing). Students do not need to bring a folder or a snack on this day. Thank you to all parents that have spoken to me about chaperoning and paid the chaperone fee. Chaperones can ride the bus with us or drive separate and follow the bus. We are so excited for you to join us! 

What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: HE, SHE, WENT, TO, PLAY.

Letter Team:  AY (like in PLAY, DAY) and ING (like in SING, RING).

Word Family: -AY and -AM. Please help your child with word families of the week by asking them to create different words with  the word family -ay (for example: BAY, DAY, SAY, MAY, HAY) and -am (SAM, HAM, RAM, SLAM).

Reading: We will continue reading books about Autumn and leaves. We will continue to read our book bag books and work on our letters, sounds, and sight words every day. 

Writing: We will continue to make our own individual writing goal this week and I will begin holding special writing "conferences" with students to work on their goals. Your child will bring home his or her September journal this week. Attached to these journals will be your child's current writing goal. Please go over these with your children, praising them for their efforts and discussing ways to make our writing even better.

Math: We will keep working hard on counting goals, number writing goals, number ID goals, and shapes. Last week our focus was counting to 100 by tens. Please practice this with your child if they are still struggling. This week, our focus will be telling the number ONE MORE. You can help at home by asking your child to give you a number one more without having to go back to one to count. Example: "What is one more than 6? 7!" or "If we have ten apples and I add one more, how many apples do we have now?" The goal is for students to be quick and proficient at this skill. 

Leadership: For the month of September, our whole school will be focusing on the O of ROAR: Own Your Actions. We will talk about what that means and how we can own our actions at school. Our goal is to have students take ownership of their own behavior as we all strive to be leaders in our classroom and school. 


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