Mrs. Bertsche and Mrs. Gilbert

Newsletter Week of November 11, 2013

What we are learning

Reading –As we start reading we will be learning about the front cover, back cover, spine, title, author, and illustrator. Students are also encouraged to ask questions while reading. Students will also be learning he difference between a story and a poem. Students are working on being able to tell the characters in a story.

Math – Working on the number 11, reviewing 2 dimensional shapes.

Color Words – Reviewing all the colors.

Letters – We are working on the letter Kk. Please work with your child on all their letters and sounds.

Sight Words – Please make flashcards for: she, with, me, we. Please practice the following sight words: I, am, little, the, a, to, have, is, we, my, like, he, for, red, yellow, blue, orange, green, black, brown, white, pink.

Writing - We will be working on putting spaces between words and ending each sentence with a period.



Homework

-Story ("Little Panda") Please practice reading the story with your child. Wok with your child every night on this story so that your child can read it perfectly to me on Friday. Please practice reading the title of the story with your child too.

-Sight Words: Please make flashcards for: she, with, me, we.Please make sure you have all flashcards for the following sight words: I, am, little, the, a, to, have, is, we, my, like, he, for, red, yellow, blue, orange, green, black, brown, white, pink. (If you need notecards please let me know; do not get rid of these; you will add to these every week.)

-Writing Worksheet: Please practice tracing the letter Kk and the number and word 11.

-Color Worksheet: Color the spaces the correct color.



Other Classroom News

* Please make sure you are checking your child's rocket folder and behavior chart every night.

* Please make sure you are checking and signing your child's behavior chart every night.

* If you have any notes to send in, please put them in the rocket folder.

* If you are sending money in please put it in a sandwich bag or an envelope saying what the money is for and put it in the rocket folder.

* Please do not allow your child to bring toys to school unless it is for an assignment.

* Please work with your child on zipping up coats and jackets and tying their shoes. After winter break we will not be doing this for the children any more.

*If you are sending in birthday treats please make sure you are sending in enough for 24 students.

*Please make sure your child's binder is in order. The order is behavior chart, newsletter, homework, practice work, take home folder.

*Please send in $2 by November 15th for our Thanksgiving Feast.

Important Dates

-November 19th: Pictures with Santa

-November 25th: Skate Night

-November 27th-28th: No school