Friday, September 11, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

This class is amazing! I wish you could have a little video window into watching your children throughout the day. They are organized, super listeners, hard workers, great with transitions, kind to one another, and so much fun! We really are starting off the year the right way!

Today your child is bringing home a packet with their math vocabulary words for topic 1. They’ll need to keep the packet throughout the unit to help them with any math worksheet homework. If they have time, it would also be helpful for them to study terms they don’t know. They have another set at school in their math notebooks. Attached to the print newsletter you will find a letter explaining a game they can play at home with you to help reinforce skills for topic 1. If you play the game, please send a note to school and your child will get tiger tickets for doing extra homework! Also attached you’ll find your child’s login information for XtraMath this year. They logged into it at school on Thursday. This is just one tool your child can use for practicing math facts. Some kids like it, some find the timing frustrating. Do what works best for your child, whether it’s this site, another site, an app, or flashcards. It’s just important that they study their facts.

With all the exercise your children get with wellness breaks and recess, they’re hot and thirsty quite often. They’re allowed to have water bottles on their desks all day long, and strongly encouraged to get a good long drink after both breaks and recess. If your child doesn’t have a water bottle at school, please consider sending one in.

Here's what's on our learning safari next week:

  • Reader’s Workshop: Strategies to understand a story
  • Writer’s Workshop: Using storyteller voice
  • Math: Place Value to 9,999 - including word, standard and expanded forms

Please remember that my door is always open if you have any questions or concerns. I also check email frequently. Together we are partners in your child’s education!

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