A Peek at the Week-September 12th

SPELLING-We will have our first spelling preview on Monday. Spelling homework will come home Monday-Due on Friday.

This weeks words:

  1. we
  2. there
  3. can
  4. an
  5. your

Spelling test on Friday!

READING-We have started our Daily 5 routine and the kids are doing wonderful! Read to self time is going very well and the children are reading uninterrupted about 10 minutes at a time. We are also working on our CAFE strategies. This week we will work on comprehension and accuracy strategies to help us become better readers.

WRITING-We are launching writing workshop. The focus for the week will be generating ideas and work on telling a story.

MATH-Unit one is well underway! The focus of Unit 1 is numbersense.

  • Practice counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, starting and stoppping at any number.
  •  We are also working on 1,000 number scrolls.
  •  The ability to read and write any number to 1,000.
  • Comparing numbers…>,<,=

Friday we will have Math Game day. During game day the children will practice the skills taught in a fun and exciting way.

SOCIAL STUDIES-Our first unit is Communities/Neighborhood. We have planned our first field trip,a walk thru the community, for October 11th. We will be walking to the fire station, library, Fort Fraser and end by eating lunch at El Charros. Look for a note to come home later this month.

Getting to know eachother

It has been a wonderful first week of school. The children and I are getting to know eachother. Thursday we did an activity to get to know our new friends and reconnect with old friends!



Calling all Mystery Readers

I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom.  Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.  Mystery Readers will visit us on Fridays at 12:45 p.m. each week.  Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library. 

If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader for the 2011-2012 school year by sending me a note or e-mail!  There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year.

    I have also created a Mystery Reader sign-up book that will be kept in my classroom throughout the year.  If you would prefer to just come to the classroom and pick your date, feel free to do that instead.  Remember, you are a mystery to the class, so try not to tell your child when you will be coming!

  Please see me or drop me a “secret” note if you have any further questions.  We can’t wait to meet our 2011-2012 Mystery Readers!

Available Dates:

Oct. 7th

Oct. 14th

Oct. 21st

Nov. 4th

Nov. 18th

Dec. 2nd

Dec. 9th

Jan. 6th

Jan. 13th

Feb. 3rd

Feb. 10th

Feb. 24th

Mar. 2nd

Mar. 9th

Mar. 16th

Mar. 23rd

Apr. 13th

Apr. 20th

May 18th