Thursday, September 4, 2014

Week of September 2-5, 2014

Spelling words for September 12, 2014 test
This week’s words will review the short a sound.

Monday is picture day! Forms came home last week in the Thursday folder.  Please send them back to school if you haven't already if you are interested in purchasing pictures.

Please be sure to return the Thursday folder the next day.  Starting this week, all work done in class will go into their mailboxes to come home on Thursdays as well.  This will be an important day to check that Thursday folder for important information and to check to see what we have done at school each week!

I hope to have this blog updated every week on Thursday.  Please note that sometimes life happens and it may be Friday, but that is my plan.  That way when the Thursday folder comes home and/or the Homework Folder on Fridays, you will remember that you need to check this.  As I said in the newsletter last week, if you cannot access this easily, please let me know and I will print a copy for you.

This week we have been working on adding and subtracting within 20 in math. This will continue into the next few weeks as well.

In Language Arts we are working on our routines and getting the Daily 5 up and running.  We are also doing DRAs to find out what reading level each student is currently on.  We have been talking about the beginning, middle, and end, characters, and setting.  These would be wonderful things to discuss as you read at least 4 days at home each week!

Today, Thursday, was a truly amazing day!  Every student in the class was on task, listening, following directions, working hard, raising hands, ... Even in art and at lunch!  Please chat with your child about this and reiterate how marvelous it is!

Homework folders will come home on Fridays and are due back the next week on Friday, completed.  Please be sure that your child is reading AT LEAST 4 nights a week as well as completing the other homework that is assigned.  Spelling lists come home today.  They need to be able to spell them correctly to get credit. Your child will be writing these in their planner.  If you need a copy of them, please check here.