I am so sorry that I missed out on Open House. I actually really looked forward to visiting everyone. Noah got very ill and was having a hard time breathing that day. I thought that I would run him over to the clinic and be back in time for the Big Night. However, we ended up on an ambulance and spent a few days at St. Peter's. He is better now.
The Sky is Falling!: If you haven't been on the school tour then you may have missed out on the special features of our classroom. When it rains, our ceiling leaks ....BIG TIME! Whatever your children said about our ceiling the other day was probably true. (Don't forget to vote for the new school - please.)
Say Cheese: Tuesday is Picture Day.
Map Testing: We will start Map testing next week.
Book Orders: I try to send these home monthly as long as there is enough interest. The order is due on Friday the 25th (I try to always make things due on Friday).
Homework: You have done a great job so far. Please have their spelling, reading and math homework returned Friday the 25th.
Spelling: We are working on long e words spelled with ea or ee. Please notice the Challenge Words. These are optional for those of you who want your child to have a few more "challenging words." If you wish to have these words, please sign-up for them. There is a form attached to the spelling homework. If you decide to do these words they will be a part of your child's spelling grade.
Reading: Be warned that this week's story is about dogs! "Mom/Dad, can I have another dog?" I believe that Noah is one of the few kids in here who does not have a dog (nope - I don't want one - thanks!).
story - Dogs
phonics - long /e/ spelled ea or ee
comprehension skills - continue on finding the main idea/supporting details
high freq. words - bicycle, exercise, sometimes, special & sugar (I live for this!)
vocab words - depend, frisky, disability, attached, assistance, responsibility, affinity & position (practice using these words when you speak)
grammar - look at the parts of a sentence - a naming part (who/what the sentence is about and the telling part (what someone or something does)
writing - look at indenting paragraphs
Science: We will take a peek at the chapters in our science book and then focus on "thinking like a scientists."
Math: W e will continue to discuss teen numbers being made-up of 1 group of ten and so many ones. They seem to grasp this fairly well.
We will be wrapping up Chapter 1.
Have a nice weekend.