Friday, September 4 ,2015
The five basic skills for reading and writing are:
1.Learning the letter sounds
2.Learning letter formation
4.Identifying sounds in words
5.Spelling tricky words
We are addressing these skills through our Jolly Phonics curriculum. Please reinforce the sounds that are taught each day and have your child read words made from the sounds that have been taught. You child can also write words that you dictate that have the sounds that we have taught. Some examples of these words would be:
pet mat pest sit pit can sip
The letters we have taught so far are:
S A T I P N C K E H R M D
We completed our second set of letters yesterday. Please check your child's Take home notebook to see the sounds they have mastered and sign the line for c, k, e, h, r, m and d.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Dates to Remember:
- September 7 & 8: No School
- September 11: Fundraiser Due
- September 22: Donuts with Divas
- October 2: Fall Festival
- October 23-29: Book Fair
Specials Schedule: September 9-11
- Monday: No School
- Tuesday: No School
- Wednesday: B Day Music and PE
- Thursday: C Day Library
- Friday: D Day Music and PE
Ask your child...
- to tell you about being a detective.
- to tell you what kind of books they have in their reading tub.
- to show you the parts of a book.
- to tell you what stamina is.
- to recognize and write numbers 1-5.
- to retell The Three Billy Goats Gruff to you
The easiest way to know how to spell a word is to listen for the sounds in that word. Even with the tricky words an understanding of letter sounds can help.
*Have your child listen for the first sound in a word.
*Games like I spy are ideal for this.
*Have your child listen for the ending sounds. (The middle are the hardest to hear.)