Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
We did it! We have finished all of our 120 grade one sight words! Great job, grade 1! Now we can review all of our more challenging words in the weeks to come. Even though our year is quickly coming to an end, we still have much to learn--so get a good sleep each night and come to school ready to learn each day!
What we are learning:
Literacy - This week we will review List 6 words and phrases. We will do a good review of the “bossy R” letter teams (e.g. ar, or, er, ir, ur) and help students connect learning to read these sounds with how to incorporate them into their writing. Also, we will be taking note of what strategies students rely upon to decode unknown words and encourage them to use a variety of strategies to enhance their decoding skills (we hope you received the bookmarks sent home last week to use at home as a guide).
Math – We will continue to practice doubles to 20 and play new games to support the development of this skill. We will review “Friends of Ten” facts as well.
You and Your World – we hope we have some egg-citing news to share with you this week! Stay tuned! J
Information Items/Dates to Remember:
· Popcorn is still being sold every Tuesday and Thursday for $2.00. Flavour choices are: salt & butter, white cheddar, sweet & salty, dill pickle.
· Mrs. Forsythe and Mrs. Murphy, our Literacy Support Teachers, and Mrs. Melanson, our Numeracy Support Teacher, will be working in our grade one classes for the month of May. You may hear your child talking about having a little extra support from our wonderful helpers! We are very lucky to be able to capitalize on their time with us!
· Our year-end, Grade One celebration for students will be a fun-filled trip to Kingswood for bowling and play-climber fun! To support this two-hour adventure, we will be asking for $11.50 per child. Please send in the fee as soon as you can. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
· Practice all List 6 words and phrases.
· Read your take home books to your stuffy – come to school ready to tell what its favourite part was.
· Practice doubles to 20 by taking a deck of cards, turning one card over at a time and saying the doubles math sentence (7+7=14). We will be sending our “Slides and Ladders” doubles math game home as well.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at school, send your child’s communication bag, or send an e-mail.
Mrs. Little (506)453-5429 firstname.lastname@example.org