What a fantastic week of school! With a flurry of new supplies, routines, schedules, and meeting new classmates…..the 2018-2019 school year is officially in full swing!
Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00! Please come to find out more detail about your child’s daily schedule, core subject areas, homework, testing and grading policies, SOL’s, and other general information.
Tiger Checks came home today in your child’s daily folder! You’ll see a yellow paper titled “1st 9 Weeks Tiger Check” along with a few checked papers. Please remove and review all papers on the right, sign the Tiger Check and return to school on Monday. Thank you in advance for helping us stay organized! Fundraiser packets also went home today, too!
Academic Focus Areas this week were:
Reading: With some shared fiction read alouds, we discussed the word fluency – practicing reading smoothly to match author’s meaning. Students completed Reader’s Responses for each book, answering comprehension questions, writing short answers, and were given opportunities to read aloud portions of stories we shared.
Phonics/Spelling: We worked on words with consonant blends -sk, -sm, -sn, -sp, -st, -sw, and consonant digraphs -ch, -sh, -th. Students completed 2 activities and were charged with being “word detectives” by writing down any other words we found with these blends. Your child can practice this game at home Consonant Blends Game Digraphs Practice
Math: Calendar math routines were established this week by discussing days of the week, months of the year, adding and counting objects for each day we’re here – like 4 pennies for the 4th day of school, etc. Counting, writing and recognizing ordinal positions first through twentieth was the skill we worked on. Here are ways to support this at home: Ordinal Numbers Game 1 Ordinal Numbers Game 2 Ordinal Numbers up to 10th
Social Studies: Much of Social Studies this week focused on citizenship and the importance of rules. Students discussed, defined & drew connections to 4 vocabulary words in their journals this week: self-discipline, self-reliance, honesty & trustworthiness.
Email me with any questions! Have a fantastic weekend! 🙂 Ms. Myers