Thurs-Happy Birthday Haden!!
What we have been learning...
Reading- We read the book Scarecrow this week by Cynthia Rylant and discussed details in books, and how good readers visualize.
Writer's Workshop - We are continuing to work on narrative writing. We talked about "Am I really done?" - going back and making sure you can read what you wrote and have a title for your book.
Math - We finished Topic 4 and took our test today. (counting and comparing numbers to 10)
Leader In Me - We have been focusing on Habit 5, Seek First to Understand and then to be Understood. We have talked a lot about being a good listener and today we discussed how to speak in front of an audience.
Sight Words - I did not introduce new sight words this week due to a shortened week. The sight words for next week are: the, to
Sight Word Books - I spoke to most of you about the importance of working on the sight word lists at home during conferences. I appreciate you working at home on this, it truly helps them with reading and writing! The goal is to be on list 5 around Christmas time, and then to finish list 10 by the end of the school year. I understand everyone will work at their own pace, and some will finish a lot quicker than others. After several kiddos finish with list 5, I will order pizza to celebrate with them. We will do the same thing for list 10!
A note came home this week about holiday assistance. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Woodall about this if you need assistance during the holidays. firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call the school.
We will have individual picture retakes on November 21st. We will have a class picture retake that day too. The first class picture is coming home today (it's a funny one!), but we are going to do a retake, so another one will come home later. The school pays for these for all of our families.
November 21 - Picture Retakes
November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break
November 30- Mrs. Woods Absent (substitute)
December 1-Tiger Pride Assembly