Ms. Perez's Newsletter

Week of Monday, September 16th

Room 203

Halfway through the first six weeks! The students are doing great with the rules and procedures. We will continue to remind them of Level 1 zones around the building. Progress reports will come home soon. Please sign and return.


Thursday, September 19

Chick-fil-A... Pebble Creek Family Night 5pm-8pm

Dine in or drive thru and 20% of the net sales brought in by Pebble Creek Elementary will be returned to our school! If dining in, please drop off your receipt with the PCE representative. If going through the drive thru, please tell the cashier that you are with PCE and he/she will turn in your receipt to our representative.

Reminders

  • Please remember to have your child at morning assembly by 7:40am. Morning assembly is a great way to start our day together as a class family.
  • Make sure to check and initial their Panther folder daily for behavior notes and school/community information.
  • Check their blue Homework folder for any assignments. Remember all homework is given Monday and due Thursday with the exception of spelling tests, which will be administered on Friday.

Reading

We continue to think as readers. Not only should we wonder and make predictions about what we are reading but we should also react/respond.


Please ask your child about their reading. Listen for the "I think..." "Maybe..." and "Then..." as they predict. Check for connections, the "I liked it when..." and "Wow, that was..."

Writing

Writing this week has us focusing on story endings and end punctuation.


Please encourage your child to be on the lookout for the small things in their lives that could make memorable stories and catch them. Write them down on a Post-it, a piece of notebook paper, or an extra notepad to have for the next writing workshop.

Reading Skill

Author's purpose is our focus this week. Students should be able to recognize why an author wrote the text, i.e. to persuade, entertain, or inform.


We now have a scheduled library day each Wednesday morning. Each child will be expected to have at least one book on their reading level.

Grammar

We will continue to write using complete sentences. Students will work on changing incomplete sentences to complete by adding missing elements. They should apply knowledge to their own writing as well as others.

Spelling

This week's words focus on the long vowel sounds of a, i, and sounds for c. Although students are expected to master these words, applying the phonics rule will aid in their writing and reading.