Awesome Dawson News
News from the Classroom of Ms. Webb & Ms. Dawson
Pisgah Forest Elementary School is a Total Title One School
December 2, 2015
Midterm reports will go out Thursday, December 3, 2015. Remember this is just a snapshot of our progress so far! Please sign and return.
Students are looking like experts as they independently practice important reading skills in groups. They are learning to read emergent readers alongside a teacher in groups every day.
Practicing the sounds letters make is one of the best ways to help your child become a confident reader and writer. Please practice these sounds at home, but remember we don't add the "uh" sound to the end of the letter sound. (EX: /d/, not "duh" for the letter D.) Sounds should be quick, not exaggerated.
So far, we have introduced these letter characters and sounds.
A - Pam the Lamb
- Motion: pretend you are Pam the Lamb crying for your mommy saying /a/ /a/ /a/
D - Dinah the Dancing Dinosaur
- Motion: stomp feet while saying /d/ /d/ /d/
H - Harry the Hound
- Motion: huff like Harry the Hound when he hurries saying /h/ /h/ /h/
M - Muffie the Munching Monkey
- Motion: rub your belly like Munching Monkey while saying /m/ /m/ /m/
P - Popping Popcorn
- Motion: hands make a motion like popping popcorn while saying /p/ /p/ /p/
S - Sizzling Sausages
- Motion: hands make a motion like steam sizzling up while saying /s/ /s/ /s/
T - Ticking Timer
- arm makes a motion like a ticking clock hand while saying /t/ /t/ /t/
Ask your child what sounds they learned and they can show you the awesome moves.
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2nd Quarter Popcorn Words:
we of am at to as have in is can his him on did girl look are no one
Practice popcorn words at home. You will find a word list in your child's FISH notebook.
Count on It!
We work everyday to improve our ability to identify and describe basic shapes (2D)!
We work everyday to compare numbers using words like less than, greater than and same amount.
We work to learn to count scattered objects.
We work to identify 2D and 3D shapes.
We work to use position words (behind, in front of, above, below, next to).
We work everyday to be Awesome Mathematicians!
Tuesday- PE (wear tennis shoes)
Friday- PE (wear tennis shoes)
3 - Midterms Home Sign and Return
9 - P.E. Bowling Trip
14 - Polar Express Day
18 - ROPE Assembly
Winter Break! Happy Holidays!
Polar Express Celebration
We will celebrate our seasonal traditions by reading the book and watching the movie The Polar Express. For this special event, we will complete Polar Express themed activities, drink hot cocoa and wear our pajamas (or "jammies" as Ms. Dawson calls them) to school!
When: Monday, December 14, 2015
Time: all day!
Lysol disinfectant spray
Small styrofoam cups
Note from Ms. Dawson
Much love to you and your family this holiday season!
Our open communication is my priority!