Monday, February 23, 2009

Week 25

This week we are reading a non fiction story called "On the Job with Dr. Martha Smith". This story is written in an interview style to gain information about her job at an animal shelter. The sound this week is /ou/ (what you would say if I pinched you) made by the letters ou and ow. The new vocabulary words are:

Most of this week in math will be spent on money. We will review coins and add the dollar. We will learn the dollar sign and writing dollar notation. Keep counting at home!!!

Lots of kids are working hard on spelling and AR. I am seeing lots of progress for many. It is an exciting thing to watch.

We will be doing the writing portion of homework in class. I am working on handwriting, neatness, capitalization, and punctuation. We are practicing being second graders. This will give you more time for reading, math, and spelling.

From now on we will be asking you to return the paper copied books. We are sharing them with all the other first grade classes. Paper is an issue. We are still not sure what the legislature is going to require of us, so we are cutting every corner we can right now. Thanks for being understanding.

Remember Friday is Early Release. Have a great week.

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