We continue to stress reading strategies (using pictures, asking what makes sense, and sounding out) in a variety of activities here at school. When you are reading with your child at home, please remind them to use their "reading finger" to track and point each word. The children love their home reading program and are super eager to visit the library each week. This enthusiasm towards reading is contagious.
During library time, the children are invited to select a book to enhance and build their interest in reading. They are not levelled readers nor part of the home reading program. Please enjoy this opportunity time to read with and or to your child.
We did lots of writing this week.......and I can.... say we are seeing tremendous growth in this area. the boys and girls are astounded that they can write sentences and spell words all on their own!! We are focusing on simple sentences with capitals, spaces, and sentence stoppers. as well, the children are practicing proper spacing and using the appropriate size printing. orally we build sentences using more adjectives (color,size,number) and this is where we are heading with our writing.
e.g. I see three, big, orange pumpkins.
I know you will enjoy seeing some of the response writing and journal activities that were sent home with your child today. Any extra writing practice at home is encouraged (Writing lists, postcards, letters to grandparents, or the tooth fairy).
Read-a-louds are a big hit in our class. We have had a great run with "Munsch after Lunch".......but we have just about read all of his picture books.
This week the kids loved "The Runaway pumpkin". Ask your child to tell you what happened and how it is like another book that we read at Thanksgiving.
1. CGE Award Winner:
Congratulations to Rime! She is our first CGE award winner for community. We also have to wish Rime a heartfelt good bye as she moves to another school next week. We will miss her for sure!
2. School supplies:
it would be great if your child had his or her own pencil case with the basic supplies (sharpened pencils, crayons, eraser).
3. Learning Activities:
Please enjoy looking through the collection of learning activities I sent home with your child. Please sign the attached sheet and send back the work to school by Monday, October 17th. All of your child's work will be kept in a portfolio until the end of the year.
Below find a few pictures of some art work the students did this week.
Thank you for your continued support.