Reading and Language Arts:
Students are learning about fiction and nonfiction books. We will continue to review the meaning of the following words: character, setting, author, illustrator and illustrations. Students will practice retelling what happened at the beginning, middle and end of a story. Students will be assessed on these skills, please practice at home. When the students are tested on their reading levels, they will need to be able to retell a story and answer comprehension questions about the story they have read. They should also be able to name the characters and the setting.
We will introduce the letters n, m, i, u, c, o, a, and g. Students will learn how to write the letters and be able to name the letter and the sound it makes. Please review the information that is located on my website about our Fundation's Program. Please ask your child about the lined paper with the sky line, plane line, grass line and worm line. You can print lined paper to practice writing these letters correctly with your child. (See above Practice Printing Page).
We will be learning the words: I, a, see, the, and, is, here & to.
The students will be learning:
-to quickly recognize how many objects are in a collection (up to 5 without counting)
-compare sets using the words more or less
-develop number sense with combinations that make 5, and then 10
-count objects and match the quantity to the written numeral
-build with two-dimensional shapes
We are learning that sentences are made up of words and the first word always starts with a capital letter. We are also learning that we leave a space between words and put a period (stop sign) at the end of a sentence. I will encourage the students to use inventive spelling to write the beginning sounds of words they know. They will learn how to express ideas through writing using inventive spelling. (See inventive spelling page for more details.)
Students are learning how to make the numbers 0-10. Please help your child write these numbers and the letters we have learned thus far. You can print out some extra printing practice papers (see above) and practice on the lined paper that we use in school.
Ask your child, "What is the illustrator's job?" Then have them point to an illustration.
10/7- Fire Drill Practice
10/12-Columbus Day-No School
10/26-30- Red Ribbon Week
10/30- Halloween (More Information will be sent home about how we will celebrate this year).
General Information- REMINDERS
-SNACKS- Please remember to send two snacks for your child every day. Reminder no snacks that need a spoon.
-LUNCH MENU- Please be advised this can be viewed online through the district website.
-PLEASE HELP- Please practice the following skills with your child: tying shoes, zipping, snapping and buttoning.
-FOLDERS- Please empty your child’s folder every night and send it back to school every day.
-VISITORS must have photo ID to enter building.
-GYM SHOES- Please have your child wear gym shoes to school. We don't have a lot of time to change shoes for gym class. GYM DAYS ARE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS.
-COUNTING TO 100- Our goal for the end of the year is to be able to count to 100 by any given number (ex. 33, 34, 35....). Also to be able to count by 10’s to 100 by any given number (ex. 30, 40, 50, 60...). Once your child can complete this skill they will have his/her name announced over the intercom and receive a Counts to 100 bracelet.