Weekly Overview for October 4th-8th, 2010

Friday, 8 October 2010, 18:57 | Category : Uncategorized
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Reading: This week we focused on trying to identify important parts of a story in order to comprehend it and be able to retell it to others. Students had to listen to a story and then be able to name the Characters and Settings. The children did a wonderful job with this Comprehension skill and were even able to incorporate them in their Reading Response Journals.

The Letter of the Week was T and students learned two new songs, “The T Food Song “and “The Train Song.” Also we really enjoy singing “Who Let the Letters Out?”, which focuses on letter identification and sounds.

We also continued to add Literacy Learning Stations to our center time. Our favorites are the Letter/Phonic wheels, Reading the Room with special wands/pointers and our Sound bags.

Writing: During our Writing Workshop, the students received their yellow “Writer’s Folders”. These folders will contain their finished writing pieces, a craft stick with their name to separate our words that we write and extra writing paper.

Math: During our math workshop, we graphed our shapes at the center, What’s in My Bag? We also continued practicing writing our numbers 1-10. Please continue to work with your child on this at home.

Science/Social Studies: Since this week is Fire Prevention Week, the students learned about Fire Safety, Firefighters and what to do during a Fire Drill.

Homework Ideas: (Please send it in to share after it is complete, so we can celebrate your child’s hard work!)

*Practice writing your numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

*Read a story and help your children identify the characters and setting.

* Practice your sight words- like, the, and–by chanting them– and, and, a-n-d! Play Pass the Word, where you take turns saying a sentence aloud with a sight word.

Just a few reminders:

1. Please have your child gather small items that start with the letter/sound P for next week. Please send them in the small brown paper bag.

2. Please let me know if you would like to come in during our literacy time at 12:45-1:15(Mon.-Thurs.) to read a story with a small group. I will have a sign-up sheet outside of Room 101.

3. There will be no school on Monday, October 11th for the Columbus Holiday.

4. On Friday, October 15th, there will be a substitute in Room 101. I will be attending a training in the DIBELS assessment for Kindergarten for CPS.

5. We will be taking a field trip on October 21, to the Pumpkin Patch.  There will be more information and permission slips by next week.

Enjoy your three day weekend and this wonderful weather!

Mrs. Piscitelli

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