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April 20, 2018
We had an awesome day participating in the Hawk Walk! The children really enjoyed themselves. Everyone was on their best behavior. Thank you to all those who volunteered and helped to make this such a success! Through your generosity, our school raised $83,560!!!!
Here is what we did this week:
RELIGION: Jesus is the light of the world. We are called to share Jesus' love with others. At Baptism we received Jesus' light withing us.
SECOND STEP: Sometimes we want to talk to someone while they are talking to someone else. It is important for us to practice ways to make a polite interruption.
MATH: We are now describing measurable attributes of various objects. This week we concentrated on capacity, height, and length. With a partner, the children had to answer questions by choosing an object. They had to explain why they chose the particular object for each question. Each group explained their answers to me. These kids sure had great explanations!P
Please continue to practice all subtraction facts through 5. Here are the facts your child will need to know: 5-0=; 5-1=; 5-2=; 5-3=; 5-4=; 5-5=; 4-0=; 4-1=; 4-2=; 4-3=; 4-4=; 3-0=; 3-1=; 3-2=; 3-3=; 2-0=; 2-1=; 2-2=;1-0=;1-1=
LANGUAGE ARTS: As you know, your child is now expected to know all the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. Your child should also be able to read words containing short vowel sounds. Some examples are: that, pet, quit, rock, stuck. The list of our sight words keeps growing. Two more words to add: has, play. Next week's words are: where, look. It is for your child's benefit that I stress the importance of practicing all the words listed below. I am hoping you are continuing to make new flash cards and practice all the words at least 3x's/week. We have now been working on the long vowel sounds for a and i. Next week we will be working with the long vowel sound for o
***** Small reading books are being sent home throughout the week. It is extremely important that your child read the assigned story or stories and return the book the next day. I only have a few copies of each and need to use them each day with various groups of children. It is so important that you listen to your child read the books by themselves. Together, we are building the foundation for good readers, but your child depends on you to help them become better readers by reading with them at home. Please be sure to check the reading website for updated assignments.
The children are now writing better sentences on their own. Please continue to encourage your child to write often. Be sure your child is using a capital letter at the beginning, spaces between words, and an ending mark. At this time, your child should be able to write at least a 4 word sentence. Some children are now able to write 2-3 sentences about one subject.
Here is a list of all the words your child should know:
I, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, with, he, is, little, was, she, for, have, of, they, said, want, here, me, this, what, help, too, has, play, where, look, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, brown, black, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, circle, rectangle, square, rectangle, diamond, oval.
We will now be learning how to read words containing the "long i" sound. Please help your child to read the following words:
CENTERS: iPads; Osmo; Writing; Listening; Word Work; ABC (ending sounds with stamps); Math (Spring graph); Long I Art (kite); Monthly Art (Earth Day)
SOCIAL STUDIES: We discussed ways in which we can act as good citizens and respect our Earth.
Student of the Week: Emma
Have a great week! Looking forward to some nice weather. When will we not need to wear a coat???
Did you know...Phonemic Awareness is done orally and without print. Phonemic awareness is the knowledge that words are made up of individual sounds. It is also the knowledge of how to manipulate these sounds through blending the sounds, rhyming, syllables, and segmenting the sounds.
Phonics is the connection between sounds and letter symbols. Children start by learning the individual sounds letters can make. They progress toward looking for patterns within words and how combinations of letters produce various sounds.
Fluencyis a reader's ability to read with expression, accuracy, and speed. Not only do readers need to be able to recognize and decode words, they must also understand the words as they are being read.
UNIFORMS: All uniforms must by purchased from Flynn &O'Hara.
This is the Gym uniform which must be worn on all gym days. It may also be worn everyday during the specific times of the year.