Growing With Green - October 17, 2016

This week we will continue our Columbia Writing Workshop.  The children will tell a story by “counting across their fingers” and include five ideas.  They will write down their ideas through an illustration.  The children learn to do this through extensive teacher modeling.  They will learn to write their name and date on their stories.  Next week we will be talking about how authors edit their work and add details to make the story more interesting.

All of the children have finished their “Pattern Adventure” around the school. This week we will continue analyzing and discussing the patterns they found at school and in the National Geographic video we viewed. 

We are continuing with ST math throughout the week, using desktop computers and iPads. Most of the children have been able to log on at home. If your child has not logged on at home yet, they should be able to within the next couple of weeks.  

We will be working on forming the letter “Ff.”  We are learning the sound of “f.”  “F is for Franny Fish.”  We are learning the sight word “this.”  We are continuing to read with the children in homogeneous groups.  Many of the children have been reading in booklets we have created, that highlight our sight words. Learning sight words helps to improve reading fluency. We are learning to use our book as a resource to complete our reading follow-ups and we are beginning to sound out words and/or beginning to write sentences.

We are planning a party for Halloween, on Friday, October 28, between 1:00 - 2:30 pm (after lunch).  Deedee, Larkin’s mother, has been working hard to put together a fun party. Check Sign-up Genius for time slots and activities.  

Here are some activities you can do with your child to reinforce what we are learning in class:
- Read a book to your child and have him/her retell the story.
- Can they count across their fingers and find at least five elements in the story?
- What is the sound of “f”?  Look around you and find 5 things that begin with the sound of  “f”.  “F is for Franny Fish.”  
- Practice writing the numbers 1 and 2. 
- Continue to find objects around your world and complete the attached autumn leaf-sorting activity with your child. 

Parent Notes:
Returning the attached work sheets is always optional.
Have a good week!


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