Weekly Announcements 3/2/18

Dear Parents,

Our class enjoyed all of the fun associated with spirit week!  They also loved the book fair!  Thanks for supporting our school and our classroom.  We appreciate all the new books from our wish list.

The highlight of the week was most definitely our trip to “The Cat in The Hat” at Carolina Theater!  Thank you to all of our drivers.  We can’t experience all these amazing events without your help!

Here are some updates and important information:

-March 16th is a half day for students.  This day is designated for parent/teacher conferences.  I will be contacting parents individually to meet.  If you would like to meet and aren’t contacted, feel free to send me an email and we’ll schedule something that afternoon.

-Students will begin their Word Rings next week. This is a sight word ring.  Once student’s know all the words on their ring, they can read them to me and if they can read them all, they get a new set.  Each set is a different color of the rainbow.  Once your child has read all of the sets, they become a RING MASTER!!  Students will be asked to turn their rings in each morning if they would like to try and read their words.  This is done daily, but most students will need a week with each set of words.  Enjoy!

Here is an overview of what we will learn this upcoming week:

Math: Students will practice counting and writing numbers 1-20.  Students will identify 2 digit numbers by making groups of ten and ones.

Domain (Listening and Learning): We will begin our Columbus and the Pilgrims Domain.  Students will learn about the spice trade between Europe and India.  Students will then learn about the kings and queens search for spices, specifically Ferdinand and Isabella. Students will then learn about Columbus’ voyages and discoveries.  Students will learn the terms: journey, victorious, shore, courage, and ashamed.

Skills: The students will continue working with the digraphs /ch/,/sh/,/th/,/qu/, and /ng/ this week.  We will also begin Skills Unit 8.  Unit 8 will introduce tricky words: the, a, of, all.  They will also begin a new reader, “Sam.”

Shurley: Students have been practicing the noun jingle, verb jingle, sentence jingle and learning the three rules of a sentence.  They will continue to identify if words are a sentence or a fragment.  We are also working on identifying nouns and verbs. They will also learn about describing words.