Mrs. Etheridge's Class News
The Cornfield has begun
For math we have started working on addition. We have started with plus one. We have learned that when you add one to a number that it is the next number up. We review this every morning during calendar. We will continue moving forward on addition when we return from Christmas.
I hope you all have had the chance to review your child's journal when it came home last. They are making significant progress in their writing. I am so excited about the work they are doing and how hard they are working. This is leading them to understand how to sound out words that in turn helps them in starting to be able to read simple words. The difference between August and now is pretty amazing. I will send home December journals at the beginning of January. Please take the time to look over them with your child and have them read them to you. I'm sure you will be impressed with how well they have done.
I have been reassessing many of the students on skills they had not mastered at the beginning of the year as well as assessing them on new skills. Please take a moment to check Freshgrade so you can see their progress. If you have any questions let me know and we can discuss them.
Great things are happening and your kids are learning so much!!
Special Guests this Week
We also had the pleasure to have Crosstitch Productions come and do a puppet show about the Christmas Bug. When the show was over they showed the students the puppets and how they work. It was a very interesting show and the students enjoyed watching them perform.
The Week Ahead
We will end our week with a Christmas party on Friday at 9:30. We will be making gingerbread houses and having a special snack together. I have sent out a sign up sheet for the things we will need for the party. I apologize that this was sent so late, but we have been working to finalize the party plans. We have also been working really hard in the classroom and this week just snuck up on me! It is sure to be a fun day and I am looking forward to see what kind of houses they will build. All parents are invited to the party and we would love to have you come and celebrate with us.