We’ve been working hard on learning to make higher level predictions in reading. This means that your child doesn’t just predict what might happen in the story or with a character, but they also use evidence from the story to support their prediction. We’re even learning to kick it up another notch to include information we know from our own lives to help understand the motivation of the characters. You can help at home by asking your child to tell you about what they read, and then ask them to make a predication about what might happen next, reminding them to use “because statements” to support their prediction.
October is Fire Prevention Month! Does your child know what to do in case of an emergency? Does he/she know your home evacuation plan and family meeting spot in case of a fire? Does he/she know how to use the emergency call option on a smart phone?
A draft version of the contact list will go home next week. Please check it over carefully, and let me know if you want any changes made (or if I made a mistake on your information).
Here's what we're learning about next week:
- Reader’s Workshop: Review of making predictions and doing the “big step” retell.
- Writer’s Workshop: Writing endings, and editing/revising
- Math: Unit 2 review and test. Start Unit 3 on 3-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping.
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! Enjoy the long weekend!