Weekly Update-Week of 12/3
Thank you all for sharing your children with me this year! I hope you find this page helpful. You will find what we are working on in class along with important dates and reminders for the month ahead.
All sight words for the 2nd 9 weeks have been taught.
The words below are the sight words that students should be able to identify in a “snap” for the 2nd 9 Weeks.They are the red words on the sight word list in your child's daily folder.
it here said go in for can no are of an that
For the 2nd nine weeks report cards, students will have to orally generate rhyming words. Please continue to practice rhyming at home as we practice daily at school. Rhyming can be a very hard skill for some students and it just takes a lot of practice. Also work on identifying syllables in words and working on onsets and rimes. (t-ub, tub, h-op, hop)
We are continuing our fairy tale unit. Students will practice sequencing/retelling fairy tales with a partner while continuing to identify fairy tale elements. We will also be comparing and contrasting different versions of the same fairy tale.
Students will continue writing personal narrative spelling word wall words correctly, using appropriate spacing, use capitals and the beginning of a sentence and punctuation marks at the end and stretching words.
*For the 2nd 9 weeks report card, students are expected to be able to write a story across pages not just dictate a story. Words do not need to be spelled correctly but students should be starting to get the beginning and ending sounds down as their "words" and should be beginning to attempt a sentence on each page describing the pictures in their story in sequence. Letter strings by the end of the second 9 weeks will receive a score of a 1, meaning the student is working to understand a certain skill.
Here is a copy of the 2nd 9 week's writing rubric:
We will classify and sort 2D/3D shapes by attributes.
We will complete different activities and experiments with gingerbread men this week.
12/14- All take home reader books due for inventory
12/20- Holiday Party 2:40-3:25
12/21-Polar Express Day
12/21-1/8- Christmas Break
1/9- Students return to school
*If you are interested in being a Mystery Reader, please email me for available times. Remember, you must be an approved TISD volunteer. You will have to go through a background check so please do this ASAP if interested in reading to the class.
*If you would like your child to have his/her own headphones in the classroom, please send them in a Ziploc bag labeled with their name.
This is not a requirement. Headphones are provided.