It was a great week last week! After an unexpected and emotional time off of school, the students came back and never missed a beat. I'm proud of how well they readjusted back to school, and am looking forward to our first FULL week of school!
Reading - We will begin laying the foundation for reading comprehension.
Students will learn to visualize what they read as well as stopping
and thinking about what they just read.
Writing- Students will starting brainstorming ideas for their small moments
Spelling - Our first spelling test is THIS Friday. The words are
family, after, little, cat, glad, wag, scab, jam, fast, slap, fish, chin, kid, zip, swing, pit, twig, stick, king, mist
Science - We will discuss safety and learn about physical properties
Social Studies- The class will what is a citizen and how to be a good citizen
Math - We have started the year by reviewing addition and subtraction strategies. This week will begin with fact families and part / part / whole models. Our first math test will be NEXT week, but will be mainly word problems. SO the big focus this week will be UNDERSTANDING word problems. We will focus not necessarily on the numbers in the problem, but the WHY of solving the problem.
Also, please begin practicing math facts at home. We will have TIMED fact proficiency tests for a grade starting the 2nd nine weeks. Students need to know their facts pretty quickly.
IMPORTANT INFO / Dates:
- Red folders have been going home. Please check daily and sign each day. Any marks received will be communicated via this method.
- Picture day is THURSDAY, September 14th. Please let me know if you have sent in money and I will make sure I have it.
- Parent Orientation is THURSDAY, September 21st from 5:30 - 6:30
- We have PE on Monday, Wednesday and Friday