First Grade Newsletter, December 8, 2014
Holiday Donation Project
Six Flags Read to Succeed
Reading with Children FAQs
Fluent reading sounds just like talking. Fluent reading is comfortable.
What is NOT fluent reading?
It is not slow, deliberate, word-by-word, labored, "robotic" reading. It is not reading at a super fast pace skipping over punctuation.
How do I help my child read more fluently?
Say: Good reading sounds just like talking. Fluent reading is comfortable.
Say: Read that again so it feels more comfortable.
Say: Slow down. Pause each time you reach a period.
Say: What is this page about? After your child answers, have him/her read again. (This helps draw your child's attention to the meaning of what's being read rather than individual words which can lead to better fluency.)
Model: Read a page or two, so your child can hear how fluent reading sounds.
This Week's Topics
Language Arts: Narrative Writing, Sentence Writing
Spelling: Short Vowel Words with Blends, Test December 12th
Reading: Using Textual Evidence & Our Experiences to Make Inferences
Math: Telling Time to the Hour & Half-Hour
Social Studies: Good Citizenship
Science: Identifying Types of Energy
Dates to Remember
December 12th: GES Bank, FAST
December 19th: Pajama Day, Winter Parties 10:30 - 11:30, Early Release 11:45
December 22 - January 5th: Winter Break
January 9: FAST
January 13: Class Picture Day
January 16: Student Spirit Day, FAST
January 19: MLK, Jr. Day, School Holiday
January 23: College Colors Day, FAST
January 30: Bank, FAST
February 23: Six Flags Read to Succeed Form Due to Library