Wilson's Wildflowers

We're Growing Great Leaders!

Boosterthon!

Thank you for your support of our Boosterthon fundraiser so far. Our class has already received pledges for $20 per lap! This money will help our PTO purchase iPads for our school. We are so excited to be using these funds to put technology in the hands of our students.

Our fun run is scheduled for Thursday morning at 8:30. We love to see parents on the sidelines cheering on our runners. If you can, please plan to be there. We also need for everyone to wear tennis shoes and their Boosterthon Fun Run T-shirt. All students will run whether or not they received pledges for the run.

Boosterthon

Use the link below to connect with Boosterthon!

Reading

This will be our first week of full on instruction. We will begin our normal routine this week with Reader's Workshop, Guided Reading, and Word Study. It is going to be a busy week! During our Reader's Workshop we will be learning more about things good readers do. We will continue to establish our routines for independent reading practice and sharing with our PB&J partners. Our Guided Reading will introduce a new story and teach students about the routines in our workshop. We will begin introducing centers and find out about the expectations students will follow during centers. Our word study this week will be done entirely in class. We will be completing samples of each word study menu item in our homework notebook for you to see each day in class. We will take a practice test on Friday to introduce students to the idea of a spelling test.

During the first nine weeks we will all be using the same spelling word lists to help students better understand the expectations. After first nine weeks students will begin receiving varied lists to make word study more meaningful for them.

Sight Words: Each week the newsletter will contain a list of sight words for your child to practice. These words will be assessed along with the spelling test on Friday. PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO BE ABLE TO SPELL SIGHT WORDS. At first students will simply copy the word from the word bank onto the line when the teacher calls it aloud. As we progress students will begin to place the words in appropriate sentences to ensure that they know what the word looks like and how it should be used.

Writing

This week we will begin to see ourselves as writers. We will hear from an author about how they choose their writing topics and write a few pieces ourselves in class. Our writing curriculum this year has a strong focus on seeing ourselves as authors. I am anxious to see our young authors take ownership over their own pieces and develop their writing skills.

Math

Last week we practiced counting and writing to 120. Thank you to those of you who practiced this skill over the summer. The practice is paying off. This week we will continue to practice writing to 120 while also looking at the number before and after a number. We will also practice counting groups of random numbers of objects by dividing them into groups of ten. If you have small objects such as buttons, beans, or even grains of rice, have your child practice dividing a small amount into groups of ten to count how many pieces there are. In class we will be circling groups of ten and then counting those groups to find the total number. We will also begin a review of basic addition facts.

Social Studies

We will begin our first Social Studies unit this week. Our first topic will be rules. We have been learning lots of rules and procedures in our classroom already, but this week's focus will be why we have those rules. We will also learn about how rules differ according to where we are. We will look at how rules at home, school, and even on the playground are different from each other.

Our second focus will be on groups that we belong to. We will be finding out about the groups that your child belong to. These include family groups, sports groups, church groups, etc. As you talk at dinner, help your child identify the groups that they are a part of. This will help them when we discuss this later in the week.

Our final topic this week will be Our Country, Our Flag, and Our Pledge. We will review what each of these are and why they are important to us as citizens of the United States of America.

Homework

Monday

Math Practice Page

Tuesday

Math Practice Page

Wednesday

No Homework

Thursday

Math Practice Page

Friday

No Homework

This Week's Sight Words

and

be

help

play

with

you

had

man

ran

This Week's Spelling Words

am

at

sat

man

dad

mat

Calendar of Events

Math Homework Begins!

Monday, Aug. 26th 2013 at 3:30pm

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Boosterthon Fun Run!

Thursday, Aug. 29th 2013 at 8:30-9:30am

226 Roper Road

Piedmont, SC

We love to have parents come and cheer on their runners. Please make plans to be here if you can!

Miss Goss' 1st Official Day

Tuesday, Sep. 3rd 2013 at 7:45am

226 Roper Road

Piedmont, SC

Please remember that from this date until further notice you will need to contact Miss Goss regarding questions or concerns about your child. I will still check my e-mail occasionally, but all urgent matters should be handled through Miss Goss. Her e-mail is gossk@anderson1.k12.sc.us

Word Study Homework Begins!

Tuesday, Sep. 3rd 2013 at 3:30pm

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Reading Folder Homework Begins!

Monday, Sep. 9th 2013 at 3:30pm

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Reading Folders with Book Bags & Graphic Organizer Due

Friday, Sep. 13th 2013 at 8am

226 Roper Road

Piedmont, SC