P.E.A.P

with Mrs. Berry, Mrs. Rogers, Ms. Young & Ms. Welsh

September Newsletter

WELCOME BACK!

We are so excited to be back in the classroom working with students! We would first like to thank you for allowing us to teach and take care of your child during this uneasy time. We promise to do our best to keep your child safe while we learn along the way. School will look different and be very challenging for us all at times, but we are determined to make the children feel safe and loved. In the upcoming weeks, we will spend time getting to know the students, learning to navigate the Chromebook, and begin new learning. PEAP is looking to accelerate growth by readiness, not grade level. We are going to focus on our students strengths and weaknesses. We will find their "ready to grow" space and meet them there, so they can thrive this year! If you need anything don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher!

Reminders

*Students will have to be very responsible this year! They must bring their fully charged Chromebook and binder every day to school.

*Your child must wear a clean mask to school! We will provide masks breaks throughout the day.

*Remember to bring a full water bottle as students will not be able to use the water fountains.

Curriculum Corner

These skills are an overview. Some students are working on numbers 0-10, some on numbers 0-30, and others 0-99. The level of difficulty depends on how your child did on their assessments in reading and math.


Reading

Sols: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.3

- letter recognition and sounds

- concept of word with poetry and rhymes

- phonemic awareness (rhyming, syllables, etc.)

- decoding strategies

- sight words

- reading on their level and building reading stamina


Math

Number Sense Sols: 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

- orally counting

- number recognition and writing numbers

- ordinal numbers

- subitizing (recognizing numbers by dots or on 10 frames without counting every dot)

- one more, one less

- tally marks

Classroom Rules

Each classroom has a time out place. We utilize 123 Magic. Students are counted and at 3 they take a 5 minute time out. Students are then welcomed back to the group. Talk to your child about their behavior at school. Ask them if they were counted and why?


You can find our rules here. These rules come from Whole Brain Teaching by Chris Biffle.

Dates to Remember

September 8: First Day of School

Wendesdays @ 10:30: Live Google Meet teaching sessions with your teacher an class

At Home

*When your child writes his/her name the first letter should be uppercase (capital) and the other letters should be lowercase. Please help your child practice this correctly at home.

*Reading with your child is always a benefit for learning!

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