Mrs. Bryer's Newsletter
March 4, 2013
Wednesday, March 6th- we will watch the 2nd grade musical at 8:30
Thursday, March 7th- Awards Assembly at 8:30 in the cafeteria
Thursday, March 7th Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night 5-8 pm
Saturday, March 23 PTO Rodeo BBQ Cookoff and Craft Fair from 10-3
Homework will be checked every Tuesday and Thursday.
There are two areas that many of the children are having difficulty. One is the calendar. Even though we complete the calendar routine daily, it is still difficult for them when asked individually. The CBM requires a student to give the full date for a random day of the month. For example, if I point to the 3rd, they are to say "It is Sunday, March 3rd, 2013." There is a component of Starfall that reviews the date. It would be a good review. If you have forgotten, the site, it is www.starfall.com. The students enjoy the site. We have an extended version in the classroom.
Another area of difficulty that I see in a large number of the students is in comparing objects. This is something that you can help with by making a conscious effort to extend your conversation. When looking at two object students are expected to list similarities and differences. Some kids look at a ball and they simply see a ball. Others can look at it and they might say it is round, without corners, rolls, bounces, and is smooth. The larger the vocabulary base, the easier it is to see beyond identifying the objects. This might sound a little strange but the greatest academic gift you can give your child is a vast and always growing vocabulary!
Morning Assembly Duty
March Fluency Homework
The children are working on their next published books. They will be coming home in a few days. Don't forget to write a note to your child telling them that you enjoyed their story. Please send them back to school so that we can put them in our class library. They will be returned at the end of the year.