Miss Sweeney's Kindergarten
I am SO impressed with how well our class is doing in "developmental spelling." It's called developmental because instead of learning a traditional list of words to spell (this starts in first grade), we must first engage in sounding out words. This is a developmental stage that will provide a solid foundation for conventional spelling as they progress in school. Our writers are really stretching those words out with not only beginning and ending sounds, but middle sounds, too!
In Reading Workshop, we have discussed the importance of summarizing and how to summarize a fiction text using "who, wanted, but, so, then." This is a spiraling skill that we will continue to work on the rest of the year. We also practiced identifying main idea and details with informational text. Practice these skills at home with your child!
We are nearly finished with our handwriting books! That being said, it's important to continue this practice of forming letters in the most neat and efficient way. We need to remember the importance of using uppercase letters only in those special circumstances (beginning of sentences, special names, etc.), and the rest lowercase letters. We are going to place more focus now in applying our handwriting skills to our writing pieces. Writing is a difficult task, but with all this practice we are ready to begin fine-tuning the smaller details of what makes a good author.
Friday, Nov. 20th, 8:30am
1700 O'Plaine Road
Our class will be attending the Book Fair on Friday, November 20th at 8:30am. If you would like your child to purchase books, please send your child with an envelope labeled with their name and if there are any specifications on how the money should be spent (i.e. books only, no toys). Parents are welcome to come and shop for books with their child, or students can also complete a "wish list," which parents can use to purchase the books next week, as the book fair will be open during conferences.
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