Weekly Update #10 October 27, 2017

Hello Parents!

I hope everyone had a great week!

Please be practicing the sound ring at home and please watch the video that was sent to ensure that you are saying the sounds correctly with your child! You can also take the sound cards off the ring to create words to read, but make sure you put the cards back on the ring. Please make sure the ring is always in the proper place in their book bag so that we can add on sounds as we learn them. Thank you!

Here are some updates and important information:

-Field trip is this upcoming Monday, the 30th. We will depart from school 8:15am, and return around 2pm. Please refer to the email for important field trip information.

-The students updated their sound rings and I had them place them back into their backpacks for some extra practice this weekend.  They will have an assessment on their new sounds and decoding/recognizing words next week.

-Conferences are coming up on November 8th and 9th. These will both be early release days (11:45 dismissal). If you have not already, please sign up for a time to meet: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4da8a62eabff2-parentteacher

-November 10th no school for students!

-Our recess begins at 9:30 and it has been very chilly in the mornings. Please send your child with a jacket every morning!

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

Math: We will be practicing ordering our number to 5, then ordering the numbers up to 10. The students will work on filling in the missing number. Then, they will order their numbers in descending order (counting backward from 10).

Domain (Listening and Learning): We will continue our domain on plants. The students will take a field trip to the farm to learn about plants. On Tuesday, the students will partake in a fun pumpkin activity. Then, students will hear more read alouds this week: “The Fruits of Polly’s Labor”, “Johnny Appleseed”, and “Deciduous Trees”.

Skills: We will practice all sounds learn so far. We will blend all these sounds to form words by using our pocket charts and playing games. The students will also hear a sound and write the sound down (dictation). Please do not refer to these sounds by their letter name. This is essential to your child’s foundational reading skills and will transfer over smoothly as they begin to read. Please do not begin calling them their alphabet name until after winter break! If you have any questions, please let me know

Have a wonderful weekend!