Posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:39 AM by Emily PetersonImportant upcoming dates:Thursday, March 2nd - Dr. Seuss Birthday / Read Across America DayMonday, March 6th - NO SCHOOL!Monday, March 27th - Friday, March 31st - SPRING BREAK!Thank you, parents, for attending conferences and taking an interest in your child's education. I am very impressed with the progress that each student has made this year. Our new motto is... We are ROCKSTARS! Continue to remind your child at home what a nice job he is doing. It is important to build confidence, especially when it is deserved.Please stay informed of the weather forecast(s) this month. While we are all looking forward to spring, there will be some cold days left. Please send your child to school dressed appropriately for the weather each and everyday.Please check the folder daily to see how well your child is meeting these expectations. Remember, the colors green, blue, and purple are all good! Here is a breakdown of colors again:Purple - OutstandingBlue - Great JobGreen - Ready to LearnYellow - WarningOrange - Think SheetRed - Parent ContactThere are several opportunities for volunteering in our classroom. Please let me know if you are interested and I will be happy to get you started.Guided reading will continue in our classroom. Remember to record it on the reading log when your child reads a book from the bag. We are doing 6 sight words per week now. Please practice sight words at home! Finally, remember to send the book bag back to school everyday.March is the last month to earn a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut with the Book-It reading program. Complete the pink book log and send it back to school by the end of the month in order to earn your prize.Miss Peterson's Email - firstname.lastname@example.orgMiss Peterson's Phone Number - 608-676-2211 (ext. 4002)
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What are we working on this month?
Posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:44 AM by Emily PetersonLiteracy - Your child should know all of his letter names and sounds. We have been tackling the tricky skill of long vowels and will continue to work with different long vowel patterns this month. Have you heard your child say "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking?" Ask your child about naughty O (oo, ou, ow, oi) and bossy R (ar, or, er, ir, ur). We are mastering these phonics skills in March. We will continue with guided reading instruction through the end of the year. Please take the time to listen to your child read his/her book to you when it comes home.Math - We are using number bonds and other methods to add (compose) and subtract (decompose) numbers. The flash cards for math facts to 5 were provided to you at conferences. I encourage you to use these to practice with your child. Remember, it's not really about "memorizing", but being able to recall the facts quickly or within 3 seconds. Please let me know if you have any questions about math.Science - All about pushes and pulls. We will see what happens when we push things soft or hard. What happens when we pull on something? We will explore high and low ramps and even have an opportunity to race cars.Social Studies - We just recently wrapped up a unit on American Symbols. The students enjoyed learning about the American Flag, the White House, Capitol Building, Bald Eagle, Statue of Liberty, and the Liberty Bell. We will focus more on Science this month than Social Studies.
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