Week of January 14th-18th
Our Reading story for the week is “Then and Now”. Our question of the week is: How are things we use today different from things used long ago? The Amazing Words for this story are: gears, headphones, webcams, handwritten, phonographs, newspapers. The high frequency words are: they, you, of. The text based comprehension skill is drawing conclusions. We will listen for /o/ spelled Oo. We will focus on the correct formation of Oo. Please practice reading the “Little Rob” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J
In Math, we are working on comparing numbers. We will continue to use the vocabulary words: compare, greater, less, fewer, more. Please be sure to continue working on identifying and writing the numbers 0-20.
In Science we will learn about the Earth and Sky and answer the question: What are the Earth and sky like?
This Thursday, January 17th, our class will be taking the middle of the year Reading Dibels assessment. Students will be timed one minute for each part of the assessment. They will be asked to name letters quickly, say the first sound of a given word, read or sound out nonsense words and segment words into their sounds. Today I sent home a packet for you to help your child prepare for this week’s test. Once I have the Reading scores I will send home both Reading and Math middle of the year scores.
Once again our school is participating in Boosterthon! This is a fun fundraising effort to benefit the PTO and our school! Please be sure to sign your child up if you have not done so yet. Simply go to boosterthon.com and follow the prompts. Prior to the actual fun run there will be daily “huddles” where students will learn about character traits and be given their prizes for getting donations. Please keep in mind this fundraiser gives back to our school and students!
Upcoming important dates:
· 1/17-Reading DIBELS for Kindergarten, 1/17-Start of 3rd MP
· 1/18-Spartan Dress Down $1.00
· 1/24-Boosterthon Fun Run
· 1/25-Report Cards Home
Monday is Day 4-Music, Tuesday is Day 5-Computers, Wednesday is Day 6-Art, Thursday is Day 7-Guidance, Friday is Day 8-Gym.
If you ever need to contact me, please call the school at 570-874-3661 ext. 3243 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.