Friday, October 4, 2013

Week in Review!


-Our sight word this week was the word “we”.

-We practiced the reading strategies “Name the Characters” in a story. When we read, we often recognize common elements of a story that include plot, character, setting, and theme. We use these elements to help us infer what will happen next. As readers, when we identify and understand these elements, we store this information to help us remember and comprehend what the story is about. Literary elements work together to form the story and make it interesting. We learn literary elements separately, but we combine them when reading to give us a better understanding of the story. It is important that children specifically look for these elements as they first learn them. It is through  exposure and practice that readers become good at using these elements to comprehend text.

How can you help your child with this strategy at home?

--When reading a story with your child, discuss the
character. Begin by asking your child who or what the story is about.


-This week we continued to practice number recognition 1-20, counting and naming and describing the 2D shapes.

-The red math folders were sent home on Wednesday. The math pages inside are beginning of the year math activities that are to be completed with your help/guidance. Return this folder before or by the last school day in October. I will send the next round of math activities to be completed at home the following month.


-We introduced our specific writing goals this week. Each child knows all of the areas of writing we have introduced and are practicing but each student has a specific goal on the board that he/she is to focus on when they are writing. The goal is a writing strategy that will help them progress in their writing and become better writers!

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