Loopy Learner News
December 11, 2015
This week, we started working on our papers. The kids are writing a 4 paragraph paper about the holiday celebrated in their country and their country. So far, most of the projects are coming along great!
Students may teach the class a game, song, dance, etc. that is celebrated during their holiday. They can also bring in a treat that is eaten during their holiday. They may choose what they want to do. They should decide what they are doing by next week. If your child will be bringing some type of food treat in, please email me and let me know. Thanks for your support on this project!
We are learning about how people can help animals survive. In addition, we learned about three letter consonant blends (for example, "scr" in the word scrape) and closed syllables. A closed syllable is a syllable that has one vowel, the vowel makes its short sound, and the vowel is closed in by at least one consonant. These are words that have closed syllables:
napkin at cat pick
We will be having our Unit 2, Week 4 Wonders assessment on Tuesday of next week.
READ! READ! READ! Please have your child read at home as much as possible. Even 20 minutes per night will make a big difference in increasing their fluency and comprehension. Thank you for your support!
Don't forget to check out Wonders online (log in information is in the "Usernames and Passwords" document that was shared with you). You can reread the stories that we read in class together.
We did not take our test this week. We needed to practice a little more. We wrapped up Topic 3 and will be taking the test on Monday. I sent a copy of the test home last week. Feel free to work on it with your child if you'd like to practice. As I told the kids, I am not trying to trick them and want them to have all the help and support that they need. Please remind your child to always line up the numbers they are adding and subtracting and start in the ones plane. They should also practice borrowing and regrouping.
The practice packet for Topic 4 will be sent home on Monday. This is NOT homework, just available for extra practice if you'd like to do it at home.
Don't forget to keep practicing multiplication facts! The kids also began climbing their multiplication mountains! I will buy them lunch from McDonald's or Dairy Queen when they "climb" all 12 mountains. They must be able to go through all of the fact flashcards with me - fluently! This is a high goal, but I know they can do it!