Picture Day: Say, "cheese." Picture day is Thursday, September 25. I sent home the order forms to you already; however, I have a few extras if you need one.
Book Orders: If you would like to order books, please return your order forms by Friday, September 26. Please make the checks out to Scholastic Book Clubs. If you need to send cash, that is alright, too.
Chapter Books: We finished reading about Katie Lynn and her special zoo animal cookies. We were so lucky because Katie Lynn's newest assistant, Mrs. Schlepp, whipped up a delicious batch of them to share with our class. They were adorable (sorry that you didn't get any of them)!
The class voted to read a Junie B. Jones book this week. Junie B. doesn't always have the best grammar and she doesn't always behave, but gosh do we love her. Plus, we get to discuss the error of her ways. In the words of Junie B., she truly is the "bestest" character ever. Ask your child what mischief she has been up to lately.
Field Trip: I am not bragging or anything (ok, I am) but our class was the first class to turn in ALL of our permission slips to Mrs. Barfuss. Thank you so much. The kids will be going to the nursing home Tuesday, the 30th (I believe).
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 children 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 this week's spelling list. If you wish to take on these words, please know that they will be part of the spelling grade.
Reading: Be warned that this week's story is also about dogs (the title happens to be .... Dogs). " Mom/Dad, can I have another dog?" I believe that I am the only one in our classroom who doesn't have a dog (nope, I don't want one - thanks!).
phonics: long /e/ spelled with ea and ee
comprehension skills: continue to work on finding the main
high frequency words (flashcard words): bicycle, exercise,
sometimes, special & sugar
robust vocabulary (words that we can use in a sentence: depend,
frisky, disability, attached, assistance, responsibility, affinity &
grammar: look at the parts of a sentence - a naming part
(who/what the sentence is about) and the telling part (what
someone/something is or does)
writing: look at indenting paragraphs
A.R.: Please encourage your child to read at home and then let
me know that they are ready to take an A.R. test. They really
need to be familiar with the book to pass the test. The quizzes are
very, very specific!
Science: We will take a peek at the chapters in our science book and then focus on the first section about "thinking like a scientist."
Math: We are still practicing counting-on to solve our math problems - determine which of the math partners is greater and then count-on from there to determine the total.
Spirit Day: Wear Black and Orange on Friday - GO HORNETS!
Enjoy the long weekend! I plan to clean my house and treat myself to a movie.