Mrs. Finch's Class News
Vol. 1, Issue 14
Week of January 18th-22th, 2016
As a result of your feedback, I am going to discontinue the weekly reading log (this week will be the last log), but keep the word study notebook. Each week about 70% of the reading logs are turned in. I can see progress in the students who continue to read regularly at home and I thank you for your support with this reading. With the absence of the log, my hope is that the reading focus will turn to reading for pleasure or to gain information therefore increasing relevancy.
However, there was overwhelming response in support of the word study notebook much to my surprise. I am thrilled to know that so many of you feel that your child has improved in spelling (and perhaps handwriting) by completing the activities each day. It will stay the same.
Report cards come home on Friday. Attached to your child's report card will be his/her Istation report (reading skills). Please look over it and know this is for your records. This report does not need to come back with the report card.
Have a wonderful week!
Academic Focus: Week of January 18, 2016
Target Skill: Sequence of Events
Reading Strategy: Visualize
Vocabulary Strategy: Antonyms (opposites)
Phonics: Long i
i, igh, ie, y
Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement
Writing: Narrative Writing
Math: Patterns, Number Sequence, Equal Groups
Resources; Natural and Man-Made
Weekly Spelling Words
Review words: by, why
Tuesday--ABC Order (10 words)
Wednesday--Vowels/Consonants (same words as ABC order)
Thursday--5 Spelling Sentences or Spelling Story (5 words)
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Last week's attendance results: We did not meet our goal.
Tardies--4 (previous week: 4)
Please remember that when your child is absent you must send in a note explaining the absence (or a dr.'s note) for it to be considered excused.