Wow!! We are almost into October! We are getting use to our routines and structures and are on our way to being more of an independent learner and thinker!! The more your child reads each night, the more successful they will be in school!! Thanks for your help!!
Language Arts: This week our main focus will be on Cause and Effect in a story. This is sometimes challenging! Ask what causes “something” that happened in the story that they are reading and what was the effect!! We will also focus on summary-which can also be difficult. Please ask your child explain what they are reading in a few sentences. The big picture! The important events, not focusing on details. This just takes practice.
Your children know their reading levels!! They are now able to read a book and take an accelerated reading test on their story on the computer. They should be reading books on their level and taking tests when they finish the story. Many students are already taking tests! Ask your child about this. They can also take the test of chapter books that I read to them, or books that you read to them at home.
We will also discuss nouns, intonation, and the long vowels of o, u, and e. Soft and hard g sounds will be discussed. Play with words with your children at home to help them with these sounds.
Homework: Your child should be reading each night, turning in the reading log each Monday!! This is homework! Also, your child will have with them today, the 8 target words that we are working on in school this week. They can use these words in their writing assignment. The writing assignment should be worked on each night, showing evidence that they are re-reading, editing, adding and working with their writing to improve it. This assignment is due each Friday!
Math: We have completed Unit 1 and your child took a test last Friday. Unit 2 is all about addition and subtraction facts! We will be taking lots of timed tests, and your child will be working at their own individual level to improve their skills, wherever they are. Practice math facts at home.
Homework: As you should know, we are now starting Math Homelinks. These sheets go home each day, Monday through Thursday, and should be returned the next day. If the problems and concepts are challenging, do more at home. If your child can be further challenged, make the problems more difficult. Thanks for your help!
Have a great week!