Water Bottles Water fountains except for bottle refill function are closed due to COVID. Please continue to send a water bottle daily with your child.
Library Our class began visiting the library this past week. We will go every Wednesday afternoon from 2:05-2:30. Please help your child to remember to return his/her book on Wednesdays. If you would like to have him/her keep the book in the backpack, that might be a good way to make sure it is always ready to be returned.
Homework The missing/late homework count for the quarter will begin this week. If your child remembers to do his/her homework every night, he/she will be eligible to earn a Homework Hero Award at the end of the quarter. You will see a running weekly count of missing/late homework in the binder. Reading Homework will need to be completed every Monday – Thursday. Parents, you are expected to listen to your child read aloud to you for 10-20 minutes (depending on your child’s skill level). You will need to write the title of the book that was read to you in the reading log section of the binder and sign it. Sight Words should also be practiced at home although there is nothing written that needs to be handed in for this practice. Sight word practice can count for reading homework if you want to write that in the reading log on the nights you practice. Math homework will be assigned every Monday – Thursday.
Thursday Math Homework will be different. Later in the year your child will be doing fact practice (quick recall of +/- facts up to 10) on Thursday nights. For now, I would like them to practice counting in Spanish. This week we will be going up to 20. If you find that your child has mastered the counting, another good activity for homework would be identifying #’s up to 20 out of order in Spanish.
Please keep all communication pages in the binder. I will remove them at the end of each quarter. Thanks so much for your support at home with the homework routine!!
Fridays are Spirit Wear Days. Staff and students are encouraged to wear red and black on Fridays to show their school spirit!
Websites so far the kids have logged on to Google Classroom, RAZ Kids, and Prodigy. I posted 2 pictures to Seesaw and this week the students will do their first recording. You received your child’s password card at Meet the Teacher in case they want to use any of these at home. You will need to follow the instructions I sent in email to get logged on to Seesaw and hear any recordings your child makes. I will use this website a lot this year for Spanish!
Reading This week, we are continuing to read books and identifying pairs of rhyming words. The students will also be listening for the problem and solution in the stories.
Sight Words to Practice for Recognition
a, he, no, at, in, see, an, I, so, and
Phonics We are focusing on identifying letters and their shapes. Students are also reading short vowel words with a, e, u.
Handwriting We are continuing to practice all of the letters in handwriting. Please review the handwriting sheets as they come home and ask your child to do additional practice if you see that he/she is having trouble forming any of the letters correctly.
Math In math this week, we are beginning Chapter 2 which focuses on subtraction. Students will learn more key words to listen for that tell them they need to subtract to find an answer to a problem. I was very proud of how well they did well on their first 2 assessments in Spanish last week. Look for those results to come home on Monday.
Spanish Students were introduced to the adjectives grande (big) and pequeño (small) last week. With a partner, they looked around outside to find examples of big and small things. We will also talk about the suffix -ito/-ita which when added to a word means little. (Ex: pato = duck, patito = little duck). Lastly, we will practice rolling our r’s whenever 2 r’s appear together in a word (Ex: perro = dog).