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  • September

    The children are doing such a great job in Reading Workshop!  We continue to focus on learning about our world books (non-fiction).  We have learned how to private read, looking at books on our own and partner read, looking at books with a partner.  You may hear your child say they need to sit knee to knee and elbow to elbow with their reading partner.  I encourage them to sit next to each other with their book in the middle so they can each see.  It’s exciting to hear the conversations that are happening during our partner shares!  The children are now using post it notes to mark Wow! pages in their books.  These are pages they find particularly interesting or that they have a question about.  They get so excited to share their wow pages with their reading partners.  We have also worked on reading a book from cover to cover, taking our time while reading a book and finally rereading a book.  The kids were amazed at how much they missed looking through their books the first time!


    On Friday, we read the book From Seed to Apple.  The children then had the opportunity to write in their reading response journals.  They wrote about something they had learned in the book.  The children drew a picture in their journal and then dictated their fact to an adult to write down for them.  We had some careful listeners who learned a lot about apples!


    We have been working on rhyming words in Open Court this week.  We learned the song Five Little Ducks, the rhymes One Potato, Two Potato, and One, Two Buckle My Shoe. We also read the story One Hungry Monster. The children did a great job predicting how the story might end during writing.  You’ll have to ask them who they thought would get the apple muffin at the end of the story.


    In math, we have been exploring the number concepts of 1, 2 and 3.  We have been counting objects and learning how to write these numbers.  Any number writing help you could give at home would be greatly appreciated!  Just a reminder about the math homework.  This is some extra practice you can do with your child at home.  You do not need to return it to me at school.  The children seem to be enjoying our math program.  They particulary like the short video we watch each day during our lesson.


    Thank you to everyone who has sent in playdough for our classroom!  The children are having so much fun with it!  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


    ♥ Mrs. Garland ☺


    Posted Sep 16, 2016, 9:55 AM by Joanna Garland
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Daily Schedule

8:45-9:00 Children arrive
9:00-9:25 Table activities
9:25-10:00 Writing
10:00-10:15 Calendar
10:15-11:30 Open Court & Reading
11:35-12:05 Outdoor time
12:05-12:35 lunch
12:40-1:00 Quiet time
1:05-1:45 Specials
1:45-2:45 Math
2:45-3:00 Snack
3:00-3:20 Goodbye Circle
3:20-3:25 Dismissal