Saturday, August 13, 2011

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.

There will be homework every night this week. Each night there will be something to read and a question to answer in the SMART Book. Please sign in the box when homework has been completed.

In an effort to save paper, I will be using this blog for communication. I will send paper copies to those without internet access. Please sign and return the blog permission form. If you need another one please send me a note or call and I will send one with your child.

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 16 at 6:30. 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.

I could use another mom of Thursday afternoon if someone could come in. If you can, let me know!! Thanks.
Have a great week!!!

1 comment:

The Eagar Boones said...

I love that you have a blog! Thanks for keeping us informed.