Friday, February 8, 2019
Please join me on REMIND
Reading in the Classroom: We are working on reading with fluency. Building confidence and reading orally is a big part of reading fluently. Your child can sign up to read for the class. The book should not be too long and they should be able to read it with very few mistakes.
Snacks: Many students are not bringing in a daily snack. Some students may have a snack but it has no nutritional value. Please send in healthy snacks... Brain food. :-)
Please talk to them about their reading, encourage fluency, help them in whatever capacity is appropriate for your child. The story is introduced on Monday, so the children would have read it only one time. If they are studying the spelling words and understanding their meaning they will be able to apply all of the spelling words we have learned so far. Please write a note to me after you child is done. Talk to me about their experience and what you are noticing. This will be a homework assignment on Tuesday evenings. The books MUST come back the next day.
SHOW AND TELL: During snack time the students will be allowed to "Show and Tell" about something that is special to them.
SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:
MONDAY: Ryder, Harmonie, Milas, Graham
TUESDAY: Malay'a, Steele, A'nna
WEDNESDAY: Asia, Nicki, Uzziah
THURSDAY: Amelia, Scarlet, Pai'ton
FRIDAY; Armando, Evelina, Mari
Reading: Next week we will our reading selection is The Knee High Man. This is an adaptation of the folk tale by Ellen Dreyer. Sa, the Knee-High Man, wants to be something other than what he is. He solicits advice about how he can become bigger, until a wise owl teaches him about self-acceptance. This story is a play. The students will be broken into groups and preform the play for their classmates. Skills we will focus on include: writing in complete sentences, reading with fluency, long "u" sound, cause and effect, context clues, and making inferences.
The students will write about the places they would go if they were very, very short. Write a silly letter to a friend and think about a place they will go when they are bigger.
Spelling: rule, mule, cute, flute, tube, tune, been, clean, done, far
Please study nightly!
For an extra challenge: bigger, biggest, branch, branches
Phonics: We have started learning about the short vowel sound "e". We will also review all vowel sounds. In reading we are concentrating on the long "u" sound.
Math: In math we will continue learning about place value.
Social Studies: We will celebrate many different African Americans during Black History Month.
Religion: We will review some of the many things we have been thinking and praying about. We will think about how we can welcome people into our daily lives, how loving God is, and how we can help people who are less fortunate than us.