Miss Reynolds' Report
September 24, 2015
At Tatem we take care of ourselves, each other, and our school.
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We read It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr. Students shared what makes them different from their peers. The children looked at themselves in a mirror and drew a self-portrait. They quickly saw that no peer in the class looks identical to them. We discussed physical characteristics, family life, interests, and our special talents that make us individuals.
We have been counting numbers from 0-25. Tables worked together to order numbers from 0 to 25. The class has continued to explore lengths using the terms shorter and longer. Each child was a detective finding objects in the classroom that were shorter or longer than 10 unifix cubes. They were so excited to share the objects they found with their classmates.
Room 200 is continuing to learn new letter sounds and review previously learned sounds. Thus far, the children have learned with our friend "Echo the Owl" the following letter names and sounds: t, b, f, n, m. We have also learned how to write each letter using our own writing tablets. The letters t, b, and f all are "sky-line" letters and we begin writing them on the "sky-line". Letters n and m are "plane-line" letters are we begin writing them on the "plane-line". Next week, we will learn the letter name-keyword-sound for the letters u and i. Please reference the Fundations Sound-Alphabet chart in the blue folder from Back-to-School Night to help reinforce our learned sounds.
Students have completed Lesson 1 this week. We learned our first sight word I, read the big book What is in a Family?, discussed key vocabulary from the story Building with Dad, and learned how to summarize and share the main idea from text.
Writing Workshop has launched in Room 200. The writers of Room 200 composed their first writing piece. We learned how to "squeeze our brains" to develop our writing skills and go back to revise our work from the previous day. The children have been working hard labeling their pictures and adding more detail to their work.
- Your child's library book is always due back Day 3 of the following cycle. Day 3 this cycle is Friday, September 25th. Thank you!
- Go through and empty your child’s folder daily. Reviewing papers with your child reinforces what goes on at school!
- Please reserve a time for "Mystery Reader," if you haven't already done so!
Friday, 9/25/15 - September Scholastic Book Orders due to Miss Reynolds
Friday, 9/25/15 - Playground Meet-up/Celebrity Story Time Grade K-1 6:30pm-7:30pm
Friday, 10/2/15 - Individual Student Picture Day
Tuesday, 10/6/15 - Fall Enrichment Classes Begin
Saturday, 10/10/15 - Tatem 5K Run 8am-10am