Wednesday, February 21

  • Wednesday, February 21st

    This week in 95% Phonics we are reviewing previously taught consonants at the beginning of words, and short vowels. Please click this link to read about more activities to do with your child.

    The Book Fair will be open this coming Monday, February 26th. It will be open from 7:40-8:15 daily and will close on Friday, March 1st at 10:45 a.m.  In addition, if you wish to come and shop with your child, the Book Fair will be open during the Lights, Camera, READ!  event on Thursday night. The Book Fair will be open from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and the family activities will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Our class is scheduled to visit the Book Fair on Thursday from 12:15-12:45.  If you would like for your child to purchase books, you can send money in a marked envelope or Ziploc bag inside your child’s daily folder.

    Thank you for remembering to send the green Practice Folders on Tuesday! I hope you are enjoying listening to your child read the sentences and passages each day. We become better readers by reading. The time you spend each evening with your child reading will make a meaningful difference!

    A Vision Screening form is coming home in folders today. The vision screening will take place next week at Columbia. Every child needs a completed form returned to school. If you do not want your child to participate, you must fill out the form and mark NO.

    Expectations for Daily Practice at Home:

    Spend 10 minutes each day on the Practice Folder activities. These activities include Practice #16, the reading sheet, sight word flashcards, addition flashcards, and subtraction flashcards. If you haven't taken time to watch the subtraction video yet, please do so soon. It will help you work with your child on the subtraction facts. Here is the link again: subtraction video.  Our plastic sleeve of Reading Practice sheets was getting full, so I removed the old ones, stapled them together, and put them in the back pocket of the Practice Folder. I would keep all of them so you have plenty of resources to give your child to read throughout spring and summer.