Reminders for the week:
Monday: The students have art today! Your child will be bringing home a math worksheet. It will be double sided and can be turned in any day this week. They will also need to read to an adult at home!
Tuesday: The students have Spanish today! Read at home!
Wednesday: The students have Technology today! Read at home!
Thursday: The students have gym and music today! Don't forget to wear gym shoes! Read at home!
I am planning for us to take our Unit 1, post test on this day, if I feel they are ready after reviewing!
Friday: Book check out today! Your child should be bringing home a library book! Read over the weekend!
DON'T FORGET!! Moby Max and TCI science opportunities for extended learning at home on the computer. If you ever need the login and password to either program, should you misplace the one I have already sent home, please don't hesitate to ask!
THIS WEEK IN...
Math: We will continue lessons in Unit 1 of our Math Curriculum and review what we have learned about partners of numbers. We will be assessing on Unit 1. REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR CHILD PRACTICE MATH on Moby Max at home, as well! If you need a new login information sheet, please let me know!
Science: This week, we continue to observe pictures and videos of living things to find how the offspring is like their parent. The word 'offspring' is one of our vocabulary words and we have learned this means 'new living thing'. We will then be working on parts of a plant.
At home: Login into the TCI site and complete the lesson 'HOW ARE PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIKE THEIR PARENTS?"
Writing: On Monday, your child will look back over their writing from last week and determine which writing piece they wrote the highest number of words on. We will document this amount on their writing graph in their data binders. This will help to motivate and encourage them to write as much as they can while writing. Their writing will be sent home on Monday, so please enjoy reading their thoughts on different topics! I always love reading what my own children have to say! Be sure to say encouraging comments such as 'I love how much you wrote!' or 'I love how neatly you wrote!' or 'I love the way you told about that time!'. You can always ask them to share with you what they would like to improve on with their writing. Try to get them to identify areas of improvement for themselves, such as 'I need to remember capitals in the beginning of my sentences' or 'I'd like to try and write more words.' etc.
Language Arts: We will continue to work on our sounds and spelling, as well as taking time to practice our reading independently.
We will be starting our Reading Mastery groups this week! Students have been assessed to determine which group your child best fits in order to meet your child's specific reading level. As a result, your child may transition to a different teacher for what we call "Walk to Read". It is this way that we can meet the individual reading levels of each student. We do 'Walk to Read' right away in the morning so it will be important to be to school on time so they can arrive to reading group on time and not miss any of this crucial instruction. If you ever have any questions, please let me know.
In lieu of REMIND101, which I thought I would use this year, I have decided to use Class Dojo exclusively. This app allows you to keep track of your child's behavior and is a great way for us to communicate, as well. I can also post pictures of the students in this app, as well. I hope you've had the opportunity to sign up at home with the information sheet I sent home last week!
If you need another information sheet on how to sign up for access on your phone or computer at home, please let me know!
The best way to reach me is through e-mail: email@example.com
Have a great week!