Monday, January 17, 2011

Week 20

We are reading the last story in this book. It is a fable called "The Fox and the Stork." A fable is a story that teaches a lesson. The new sound this week is the long o sound made by ow or oa. The new vocabulary words are:

Questions of the Week
Tuesday - List 5 words with the long o sound.
Wednesday - List 5 words that rhyme with low.
Thursday - What would you do with $20?
Friday - List the people in your family

In math this week, we will continue working on building speed with math facts. We will also be doing work with probability and learning the "What's My Rule" routine.

Spelling isn't progressing as I had hoped. Many just aren't remembering to go to the computer to take a test. Your child should have passed at least one test per week. This week he/she should be on List 13. If your child is not on that list, there will be no morning recess until he/she catches up. Please have your child practice spelling words at home. We have practice time every morning for at least 10 minutes.

Reading fluency is still our main objective for the rest of the year. There will be a progress monitoring session on Tuesday to see if we are building speed. Your child will be expected to read 40 WPM by May to reach first grade benchmark.

AR seems to have taken off. The kids seem to be more interested now. I am hoping that the reading necessary to take the tests will also help us build fluency. Congratulations to Addie for earning a watch. She has really been working hard to earn as many awards as she can before she moves in February. Congratulations to Jessica for earning her AR shirt. Also Congratulations to Taelynn for earning a zipper pull.

Have a good week!!

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