Monday, November 15, 2010

Week 15 Novmber 15th-19th

Dear Parents,

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Just a reminder, there will be no school this Friday, November 19th, 2010. Also, we will be having a student-only Thanksgiving lunch next week on Wednesday, November 24th. We will be sending the menu home with your child this week.
This week, your child will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts
  • Phonics-This weeks words are friend, her, she, out and so. The students will be learning these words and reviewing the older words through various games and activites. You can help your child learn these words by reviewing the words with your child each night and showing them vairous patterns in the words; for example, you can show your child how the word she has he in it or that friend has the word end in it.
  • Reading-Your child will continue working with non-fiction and fiction books. You can help your child better understand this skill by reading with them nightly and asking him/her to tell you what genre the book was and why. Your child will be a better reader if he/she reads each night for 10 minutes and you ask him/her comprehension questions about his/her reading.You can find more information about reading with your child at the bottom of this blog.
  • Writing-This week your child will be exploring the second step of writing process; putting ideas into complete sentences. You can help your child become better writers by having him/her write nightly and sharing his/her writing with you. You can buy your child a diary/journal which he/she can write in, or you can write a sentene in a mixed up order and ask him/her to put the sentence in order.
Math-Your child will be finishing Chapter 4 this week. The class will be reviewing all the skills taught so far; counting back, doubles, doubles plus 1, related facts and fact families. You can help your child with these skills by having your child play one of the on-line math games.

Theme-Science-Weather-This week your child will further explore into weather by learning how to read a thermometer through measuring water temperature. You can help your child better understand what a thermometer is by showing him/her the various thermometers around your home/car/community and explaining to him/her why they are important.


-Reading-Read 10 minutes
-Math-Play an on-line math game (see link)

-Reading-Read 10 minutes                                                                                     
-Math-Chapter review worksheet

-Reading-Read 10 minutes
-Spelling/Phonics worksheet

  • DPTO-Please check the DPTO blog every week for upcoming news and events
  • No School- There will be no school on Friday, November 19th
  • Thanksgiving Holiday-There will be no school on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th.
  • Waterbottles- Your child must bring a waterbottle to schoo every day.
  • Personal Items-Please label all of your child's personal items, for example, clothing, lunch containers, waterbottles, etc.
  • Toys- Please do not allow your child to bring toys to school unless it is for show and tell
  • Library-Please remember to send the library book to school each Friday.
Math Games
BBC- Words and Pictures
Stories On-line

Secret Word: Workshop

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to vary the Math homework - to have them play an online game.
    Marissa also enjoyed this site very much: