Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday 1-7-11

Happy New Year! I hope that 2011 is a wonderful year for each of you. Our kindergarteners are off to a fantastic start. They returned to school refreshed and ready to learn. The students have done a great job remembering our school rules and making good choices. The morning class has even earned their fourth set of cardinal cards! I am so proud of all of the students for making such great choices at school!

In math this week, we practiced comparing weight (heavier/lighter) using a pan balance. The students really enjoyed using the pan balance and making predictions about which object would be the heaviest.

In Read Well, students are striving to read fluently (correctly and quickly). As we progress through the units, the students must complete timed reading passages. Please have your child practice reading from their Read Well practice books so that they may build fluency.

The students will soon be writing sentences independently. We have been practicing as a class for months to use all of the conventions to make a good sentence. Students should be able to: use a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence, put space between words, write their sight words correctly, and use a period at the end of their sentence.

The end of the second quarter is drawing to a close. We will be completing quarterly assessments over the next two weeks and reviewing the skills that we have learned in the past few months.