Saturday, August 14, 2010

Week 1

We will be starting our first week in the reading series. The story is called "The Hat". We will be working on the short a sound (the sound in the middle of cat) and the -at word family. We will continue to review the words learned in Kindergarten and will add these three new words:

We will also take the first spelling test on Friday. They are all short a words that each child should be able to use phonics skills to sound out. We will practice in class but you might want to practice at home also. The words are:

We will be using the spelling tests that come with the reading program for the first 8-9 weeks. Then we will go into individual spelling. Those lists are the ones listed on the blog. I will list the first ones weekly in my update.

Questions of the Week:
Monday - How do you get home after school? If you ride the bus, what it your bus number?
Tuesday - Do you have pets? What kind are they?
Wednesday - What is your favorite color?
Thursday - What so you like to do at recess?
Friday - What do you like best for lunch?
Please answer in complete sentences. Remember to use capitals and periods.

There will be homework every night this week. Each night there will be something to read and a question to answer in the agenda. Please sign in the yellow box on the right when homework has been completed. Have your child write the answer to the question on the right side under the appropriate day. Since we are using old planners, you may change the date if you wish. I am not going to do that for 25 children. In an effort to conserve paper I will be doing most of my communication via email, phone, or through the blog. I will send paper copies home with only those who do not have internet access.

If you have any questions, please call 333-6536 (room) or 333-4529 (home). My husband gets up very early for work (3:30 a.m.) so please don't call the house after 8 p.m. We are early to bed and early to rise people.
Remember Parents' Night is August 17 at 6:00. Not at 6:30 as I had written earlier. Come to the classroom. I will be explaining my procedures and expectations for this school year. Bring your questions. Hopefully this meeting will make things much easier for all of us.

Have a great week!!!

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