I am hoping that you all had a nice Labor Day Weekend. Just having that extra day off was really nice.
I want to compliment the kiddos on a great first week of written homework! They rocked it! I saw beautiful work and I could tell they took their time! Job well done!
After lots of practice and building stamina in reading, the plan is to begin all aspects of the Daily 5 Work Stations (centers) later this week. The kids are doing so well!
Please continue to read nightly for fluency and comprehension. Also, just a reminder that by the 1st report card, your child needs to have mastery of 75/200 Sight Words. Over half of the class has the first 100 mastered already which is AMAZING! This will greatly help their reading skills. In time, these words will become their spelling words as well.
Information about Mad Minute Math Quizzes went home today. Please read the information. We will begin taking quizzes on math facts to practice fluency next Thursday.
Have a great week!
- *Read 15 minutes nightly and record on Reading Log.
- *Get Bragging Behavior Sheet signed daily.
- *Homework Packet due on Friday.
Monday, September 3rd: Labor Day (No school)
Wednesday, September 5th-Friday, September 7th: CogAT Testing (Grades 1,3, 5)
Saturday, September 8th: Green Apple Day of Service Volunteer to be an integral part of maintaining Ford Elementary School's numerous outdoor classrooms, vegetable and habitat gardens, and trails. Saturday, September 8, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Monday, September 10th-17th: Ford Foundation Annual "Big Head" Fund Raiser Campaign
Thursday, September 13th: 1st Mad Minute Math Quiz
Information sent home on Tuesday, September 4.
Friday, September 14th: National Anthem Day: Wear your red, white, and blue to show your patriotism.
Monday, September 24th-Friday, September 28th: Fall Break
Math: Ch. 5: Place Value:
Identifying two-digit numbers 10-120 and grouping tens and ones
Phonics: short u
Daily 5: Read to Self , Read to Someone (practice building stamina of independent reading up to 20 minutes), introduce Word Work, Work on Writing, and Listen to Reading
Writing: Journal writing and Writer’s Workshop focusing on Personal Narrative Writing
Reading & Social Studies Integration: Me on a Map
Identifying North America as our continent, USA as our country, Georgia as our state,
Cobb as our county, and Acworth as the city in which our school is located
STEM: Weather Journal and Chart