Welcome Fall and cooler weather! Can you believe the first day of fall is this week? We hope to see all of you at Back to School Night on Thursday.
This week we will…
- Read the story, A Fox and a Kit, and discuss what people can learn by observing animals.
-Work with words with inflected endings -s and -ing.
-Explore main idea and details.
-Continue our reading groups and centers. (Please keep in mind that the reading selections start off a bit slow allowing the children to gain confidence in fluency. The selections will become more difficult as the year progresses–this is planned! The goal of reading groups is to have children reading text at a level where he/she is able to apply reading skills and gain comprehension without losing fluency rate.)
-Begin our AR program. More information will be sent home soon.
-Practice our spelling words (nap, naps, sit, sits, win, wins, fit, fits, hit, hits, her, too.)
-Focus on word choice and word order in our writing.
-Begin a new unit in math focusing on using number bonds to understand addition. Please start working with your child DAILY on number bonds. Your child should begin to start recalling number bonds automatically. While working on math homework, please help challenge your child to explain WHY and HOW they are solving the problems.
-Begin wrapping up our butterfly life cycle unit by creating a class book to share our discoveries and observations with you.
-Vision screening is on Monday, 9/19.
-MJGDS will hold Back to School Night on Thursday, 9/22.
-SMILE! Picture day is this Friday, 9/23.
-Homework packets go home on Friday and are due back by the next Friday. In addition to the homework packet, your child will also bring home a leveled reader to read to you this week. The reader is due back the next day so we can continue to use it during reading groups. Please make sure to set aside time each evening to help spread out the homework over the course of the week.
-Don’t forget to continue completing the September Reading Log. Your child should read around 10-15 minutes a day.