Sunday, September 16, 2018

Week of September 17, 2018

Important Dates/News:-Field Trip- Friday, Sept. 21st.  Please make sure to return all lunch and field trip papers as soon as possible.  

-Free Dress Down Day Monday, Oct. 1st for Bully Prevention Month- You must wear blue in order for it to be free.

-1/2 Day for Students- Friday, Oct. 5th

-No School- Monday, Oct. 8th
-September Birthday- Colin 23rd


We are starting a new story: Exploring Space with an Astronaut.  The skill is main idea and details.  This will continue into next week because of the field trip on Friday.  Please read the decodable readers sent home with your child.  They do not need to be returned to school.  


This weeks math is about pictographs, even/odd numbers, and missing numbers beyond 100.  Math fact practice will be coming home Monday-Thursday night.  Please make sure they are completed and returned the following day.  Math fluency assessments will happen throughout the week when I feel the children are ready; the assessments are not timed.  Please continue to encourage your child to practice their facts on Xtra Math.


List #2 is in your child's folder.  We are focusing on words with long vowels.  Pre-test is Monday and post-test next week (Wednesday).  Any misspelled words will need to be written 2x each for Monday's homework.  If your child gets a 100%, the advanced spelling list will be sent home.  Each week there are three additional words given to your child that are not on the test.  This is the application part of the test- to see if they can apply the phonics rule to spell a word.   
Phonics: Long Vowel Practice

We will begin to learn what the sun, moon and planets are like.