September 9, 2022
The students are surrounded by great books that they love. They created a list of some of their favorites. We have read over 50 books this school year! It is so important to read with your child. You received a "Rockin' Reader Reading Log" on Thursday. We are asking that you read 25 books with your child by October 18. They have the opportunity to bring a new book home from our classroom library each day.
Students have a scheduled time each day to read in their Browse Bag. They also have other opportunities to enjoy books. Bennett loves books about animals! He choose to read during free choice centers!
We are continuing to work hard on letter formations. We work as a group and then they have practice sheets to reinforce the proper formations. If you are noticing that your child is struggling with writing, please have them practice at home.
In the beginning, students learn to tell narrative stories through pictures. They are encouraged to write a sentence or two to describe the picture. At this point, it may only include beginning sounds that they hear. Next week we will be sending home Word Wall Words bags. We will have your child practice learning to read and write high frequency words, three at a time.
During Shared Reading the teacher reads a simple story to the class and then the students take turns rereading it to the group. Braelyn did a great job and found the period at the end of the sentence.
We are practicing writing numbers 0-9. We are learning rhymes to remind us how to write them. If you zoom into the picture above you will see the rhymes posted in pink and green.
Rockin’ to Red
The students all start their day with their magnet on green - “Ready to Learn”. When they make an awesome choice, show great kindness or have a brilliant thought they will move their magnet up to “Rock to Red”! When they do, you will receive a red note sharing your child’s shining moment with you!
Mrs. Beckman, our school guidance counselor, joined us for a guidance lesson. She read a fun book about feelings and then played a game where the students had to identify the emotion a character would be feeling in an illustration.
Centers are a lot of fun and give the students an opportunity to explore, create, negotiate with other children and practice what they have been learning!
Laila’s cousin, Logan, came to read to the class on Friday. It was wonderful to have a big 5th grader in our room!
We LOVED having visitors for lunch on Friday!
Please consider donating to the food bank. All of the food will be given to local District Five families. Please send in non-perishable items.