Mrs. Sumner's Classroom News
November 16, 2015
Math - Complete Topic 5: Reading, Writing, and Counting #11-20.
Writing - We will continue working on Narrative Writings. The students will be able to add simple sentences that relate to the picture they have drawn. In addition, we are looking for students to begin using spaces correctly, capitalize the first word in each sentence, and add details in their words and pictures.
Science - Unit E: Object Around Us (Pushes and Pulls). Students will describe and compare objects in terms of properties such as shape, form, and texture.
Letters of the Week - Ee
Sight Words for the Week - with, are, he (red list words)
Tip#8: Make Connections
Whether you read to your child, they read to you or it’s a combination of the two one of the most important things you can do while reading is to encourage your new reader to make connections to the story. As a reader you understand the importance of connecting to the topic you’re reading about. As you read ask your child if they have experienced events similar to the ones going on in the text and take a minute to talk about them. Remind them of the time you did something that relates to the events in the book. This is a great way to get them interested in the story and motivated to keep reading. When the story is finished discuss the ways the book was similar and/or different from what they experienced in real life. As always remember our slogan: “Reading 20 minutes before bed really gets your child ahead!”
November 16 - Return Take-Home Book BagsNovember 20 - Popcorn Friday/Wear your class shirt
November 26 & 27th - No School for Thanksgiving
December 11 - Santa's Workshop (more info. at later date)
December 22 - Gingerbread House making party (1 person per child)
December 23 - January 1 - No School