Week of December 11, 2015
Some of the homework can be a little challenging (especially the back portion). Many of our students are able to complete the tasks, but often have a difficult time articulating how. Please work with your child to develop his/her understanding towards explaining how to solve these problems. If your child is unable to articulate how to explain his/ her reasoning, you can ask your child to work through the problem again and to draw a picture. Then you and your child can develop language together. As always, if the homework seems too difficult or you are having a hard time trying to explain it to your child, please send it in with a note! I am happy to help!
This Week in Reading...
Remember to always ask questions about the book! Right now we are working on the five-finger retell (each finger stands for a different part of a good retell: characters, settings, beginning, middle, and end). In a nonfiction book, you can ask your child what information was given in the book, what did he/she learn, etc).
Our Tricky Word Strategies Poster!
In Writing.... Call The Cops!
As we work, Mrs. Kelleher reminded us to call the COPS! This is an acronym for all the things we can go back and fix up! (C- capitalization, O- organization, P- Punctuation, S- Spacing). I have attached a picture so that you can use it at home!
Important Dates and Events
Classroom Winter Party: Tuesday, December 22