Miss Butz's Class Newsletter
February 1 - 5
Is it really February??
We are not getting to all of our work because of so many disruptions and reminders that I have been giving. We do brain breaks, get up and move, and lots of other things to help, but this week has been a big struggle. Maybe a little pep talk from home can help. We had to miss out on some cool weather experiments I had planned this week because we struggled to get through all of the lessons first.
I am hoping for a better week next week! There are always a few exceptions. There have been a handful of kids that are doing the right thing and I appreciate that. This struggle with behavior seems to happen every year, but it doesn't make it any easier. I definitely appreciate your support.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS THAT VOLUNTEERED TO HELP WITH SKATING IN THE GYM!! IT WAS A HUGE HELP FOR MRS. CURTIS!!
College and Career Week!
February 1 - 4 - Gator Grams on Sale
The order form is attached to the email with this newsletter link. See that for details.
Tuesday, February 2nd - PTO Meeting
7pm in the South Creek Library
Friday, February 5th - Gator Gear Day
Wear your Gator Gear or blue and green to show your school spirit!
Friday, February 12th - Friendship Party
The party will begin around 3pm. If your child is bringing valentine cards, please have them to school by this morning. Thank you!
Monday, February 15th - President's Day
No school today (unless a snow make up day is needed)
Sunday, February 21st - Spirit Day at The Gymnastics Company
Begins at 1:00pm. Check South Creek's FB page for more details soon!
Learning This Week!
Story: Waiting Out the Storm
Letter Sounds: review week
Phonemic Awareness Skills: middle sounds, ending sounds, segmenting words (saying all sounds in words, ex. dog -- /d/ /o/ /g/), adding sounds to words (ex. "it" add /h/ to the beginning, what is the new word?)
Reading Skills: asking and answering questions, key details (using illustrations and text), main idea, making connections, visualizing, sequencing, characters
Sight Word: she, was
Attribute Spinner Game, Introduction to the Number Grid, Number Grid-Game Search, Survey Station
Ideas and Conventions - Begin working on class book ideas
Social Studies Focus:
Famous African Americans
BOOK IT REMINDER
SPECIALS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK!
Wednesday: Art (rotates each week)
Friday: Gym (wear your gym shoes!)
*Please note that your child can NOT check out a new book unless the book is returned on our library day on Monday. If you send it in late, then he/she has to wait until the next Monday to check out another book.
Word Game - Vocabulary
Goal: To help your child build vocabulary and sort words that are alike in some
What you will need:
· Shoe bag with clear pockets or staple envelopes or plastic food bags to a large poster board.
· Small slips of paper or note cards
1. Print or glue labels on the top of each pocket or use Velcro dots if you want to be able to change it. Examples: Colors, Furniture, Feelings, Foods, Numbers
2. As you discover new words in book or on signs, help your child decide in which pocket the new word belongs.
3. Write the word on a piece of paper or a note card and put it in the right pocket.
4. Read these words together now and then. Ask, “Can you remember any of the words in this pocket without looking at them?”
Let’s Go On!
5. Use the same materials to make a chart for parts of speech. Example: Nouns, Adjectives (describing words), Verbs (action words), etc. You can even break down the nouns in to people, places, and things.
6. You could even use the same set up to sort words by word families. Be sure to keep it to one syllable words to sort into word families.
Quick Tip for Literacy –
Spring break is a great time to write cards and letters to friends and loved ones. There’s vacation news to tell, and time to send their love. Plus, the practice will help your child write words easily and automatically and to become an effective communicator.
Source - Family Fundamentals for Learning School: Home Literacy Connections_