Thursday, February 13, 2020

Weekly News: February 17-21


I hope you enjoy another relaxing three-day weekend with your families. 

We had a lot of fun celebrating Valentine's Day together on Friday. Make sure you check out our pictures on ParentSquare. 

For the next two weeks, we will learn all about our presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We will read and write about these two great presidents as we study their lives. 


Continue to work on your community service projects. These will be due the first week of May! Please see our Community Service Tab for more information and feel free to email me if you have any questions.  


Upcoming Events:  
Monday, February 17: NO SCHOOL
March 2-March 6: Dr. Seuss Week 
Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Centers 
March 23-April 6: SPRING BREAK! 


If you are at the store and think of us, our class needs:
Baby Wipes 
Kleenex Tissue Boxes 
Items for our Class Store 
Gluesticks 
Black Expo Markers


What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: THERE, WHERE, THEY, THEN, THEM.

Letter Team:  EY (makes two sounds - EE like in KEY, and AY like in THEY) 

Reading:
 F
or the next two weeks, we will read books about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Writing:  We will write all about George Washington this week. We will also continue working on narrative (stories about our lives) and opinion pieces.

Math: 
This week, we will continue to work on number bonds and we will also begin working on place value (tens and ones). Next week, I will begin my end of the trimester assessments. Make sure to keep practicing all math skills with your child, as they will be assessed on their counting, shapes, measurement, place value, addition and subtraction, composing and decomposing.  Thank you for practicing and reinforcing these skills at home! 

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

Homework: February 17-21

Flashcards: Don't forget to make new flashcards for each sight word and letter team. New words for this week are: THERE, WHERE, THEN, THEY, THEM and new letter team: EY. It is our last week of the second trimester. Next week I will be testing students on all sight words and letter teams they have learned so far! 

Phonemic Awareness: Please work with your child on: rhyming, blending, segmenting, syllables, and beginning/middle/ending sounds. 

Reading: Students will have an "George Washington" book in their book bag this week. Please keep this in your book bag and practice reading it every night as you learn about our first president. Students will also be taking home a second trimester review page for sight words and letter teams. Please practice these pages and QR them! I will test them on all of these words next week! Continue to practice your A-Z paper books and your library books. Continue to read TO your child every night, having conversations about the stories you are reading. Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. 
Students will have a book bag "check-in" at the end of each week, where we will read everything from their bag together and they will receive a star for each item they read fluently. 

Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. You can find the link for Smarty Ants on the right side tab of our website. Our class username is: JCBESS@INLANDLEADERS.COM and our password is: READ.


Writing: Keep writing each day in your at-home journal. The goal should be three sentences on one topic. 


Math: Keep practicing counting, number recognition, addition and subtraction and place value at home!  Please review your child's Math Facts Tests that come home weekly to reinforce addition and subtraction at home! You can also find these pages uploaded on ParentSquare! 


QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Weekly News: February 10-14


I hope you enjoy a relaxing three-day weekend with your families. We have another three day weekend coming up next week, as there is no school on Monday, February 17th. 

We will be celebrating Valentine's Day with fun centers on Friday. Don't forget to bring your valentines for the class! Students will be passing out valentines to their friends during our centers. 


Upcoming Events:  
Monday, February 10: NO SCHOOL 
Friday, February 14: Valentine's Day Centers 
Monday, February 17: NO SCHOOL
March 2-March 6: Dr. Seuss Week 
Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Centers 
March 23-April 6: SPRING BREAK! 


If you are at the store and think of us, our class needs:
Baby Wipes 
Kleenex Tissue Boxes Items for our Class Store 
Gluesticks 
Black Expo Markers


What Are We Learning This Week?:

Sight Words: ANY, MANY, BUT, WERE, PEOPLE.

Letter Team:  We will revisit and focus on all of our "2 Vowels Go Walking" this week. The rule is "when two vowels go a-walking, the first one does the talking, by saying it's name!" You can help your child with this by making flashcards for AI, EA, OA, OE, and UI. We will work on decoding words with this rule - like RAIN, LEAF, GOAT, TOE, and FRUIT.

Reading:
 
We will read many fun books about Valentine's Day. 

Writing:  This week, we will write a special Valentine story about what we love about OURSELVES. We will also continue working on narrative (stories about our lives) and opinion pieces. We are working hard on going back to reread our stories to make sure they make sense and make sure we have our conventions (period at the end, uppercase at the beginning, and proper spacing). 

Math: 
This week, we will play some fun math games with sweetheart candies as we get ready for Valentine's Day. We will use our sweethearts to measure, add, make patterns, and more! We are also learning all about number bonds - number bonds show us that addition and subtraction is all about understanding that two parts make a whole. Check out the Friday video on ParentSquare, where I will explain how to better help your child at home with these number bonds. 

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

Homework: February 10-14

Flashcards: Don't forget to make new flashcards for each sight word and letter team. New words for this week are: ANY, MANY, BUT, WERE, PEOPLE and we are also studying our two vowels go walking: AI, EA, OA, OE, UI. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE ALL OF YOUR OLD FLASHCARDS - ESPECIALLY THOSE YOUR CHILD IS STILL STRUGGLING WITH - ASSESSMENTS AND REPORT CARDS ARE COMING UP!!!! 

Phonemic Awareness: Please work with your child on: rhyming, blending, segmenting, syllables, and beginning/middle/ending sounds. 


Reading: Continue to practice your fluency passage, your A-Z paper books, your sight word and letter team pages, and your library books. Continue to read TO your child every night, having conversations about the stories you are reading. Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. 
Students will have a book bag "check-in" at the end of each week, where we will read everything from their bag together and they will receive a star for each item they read fluently. 

Continue to log onto Smarty Ants for 10-15 at least a few times a week. You can find the link for Smarty Ants on the right side tab of our website. Our class username is: JCBESS@INLANDLEADERS.COM and our password is: READ.


Writing: With Valentine's Day coming up, part of your writing homework can be to write your friend's names on his or her valentines. Writing names is great writing practice! A list of all the boys and girls in our class was sent home last week! Keep writing each day in your at-home journal. The goal should be three sentences on one topic. 


Math: Keep practicing counting, number recognition, addition and subtraction and place value at home!  Please review your child's Math Facts Tests that come home weekly to reinforce addition and subtraction at home! You can also find these pages uploaded on ParentSquare! 


QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together.