October 6, 2023
Word Wall Words
Please help your child learn to recognize the sight words. These are words that they will come across frequently as they read and will want to write them as an author. You can, of course, simply use the flash cards that were provided. However, your child will enjoy other means to learn these words. Below are three suggestions on fun activities:
- Glue cereal on top of each new word
- Play Go Fish with several words
- Create puzzles using popsicles or paper
We are continuing to work on proper letter formation. These friends wrote words they know how to read.
During Writers Workshop we are labeling the characters and other features in our stories.
During Shared Reading we reread big books to become familiar with them. Early in the year they have simple patterns that we can read.
This week in math we are working on counting objects and creating equal sets and/or determining if a set is less than or greater than the other.
Math Workstations are used to practice skills that have already been introduced. These students are working with pattern blocks, and creating numbers using playdough.
We love reading books daily. We have listened to 140 books so far this year!
As readers we are continuing to reflect on the stories we are reading; asking who, what, where, when, why and how. Students read from their browse bags daily. The end of the 9 weeks is approaching. Please try to complete the “Rockin’ Reader” log. The students are very proud to turn it in and celebrate with the class.
In science we are discovering our 5 senses. We did a taste test to discover how apples can taste very different. The Granny Smiths were definitely the overall favorite!
We enjoy working on our Chromebooks. During Literacy Workstations, we are playing learning games related to letters (letter identification and letter sounds). During Math Workstations, students are working on Dreambox. This is a program supported by our district that is supposed to support the growth of our mathematicians.
Guidance with Mrs. Beckman
Christina is now in third grade. She was in Mrs. Poston's kindergarten class!
Environmental Science Projects
Do not forget to turn in your Environmental Science Projects. You may turn them in anytime between now and October 17th. You can send in craft projects, pictures, powerpoints, videos, etc. to show your child's work.
Congratulations to Malaya who is the first student to complete all five projects for First Nine Weeks.
Just us for our DFES Fall Festival
Mark your calendars: Saturday evening, October 21st from 5:00 til 8:00