What an exciting start to the week with the Solar Eclipse of 2017! We will be watching it live at 1:45 pm. I’m sure years from now, we will all remember where we were. This will be a special memory for me their teacher! I’m looking forward to spending this time with them. It is an excused absence with a note if you decide to view the eclipse outside of school with your family. Being a mom myself, I understand the importance of family memories too!
We have continued this past week to work on the Read-To-Self component of the Daily 5. The students are almost up to 20 minutes of independent reading. I am also introducing Read-to-Someone this week. I know they will love it! All kids love reading with a buddy. As we do this, they will learn how to share the things that they think they are doing well with their buddy. This is always an exciting time as they talk about their practice time.
Please remember to practice reading 4-5 times a week with your child! They love this time with you. It’s that daily practice that really helps them. We want to really foster a love for reading for them!
Have a terrific week!
Mrs. Fran McMath
- *Read 15 minutes nightly and record on Reading Log.
- *Get Bragging Behavior Sheet signed daily.
Monday, August 21st: Solar Eclipse Extended Day (3pm Dismissal)
Wednesday, August 30th: Early Release (12:30pm Dismissal)
Monday, September 4th: Labor Day (No school)
Phonics: Letter sounds f, hard g, gr and br, short o, and x
Daily 5: Read-to-Self, Read-to-Someone, and building stamina
Writing: Journal writing and Writer’s Workshop-Narrative Writing
Reading: Clap Your Hands- comprehension and vocabulary: big, jump, dog, out, down, find, like, you, and clap
Lang. Arts: sentences vs. non-sentences and verbs
Math: Ch. 1: Addition Concepts: making sums of 9 and 10 and Ch. 2: Subtraction Concepts: writing subtraction sentences and subtracting horizontally and vertically
STEM: Weather Journal and Hurricanes