Friday, October 23, 2009

Mrs. Wright's Class

We have had a great week and boy it went by fast with only 4 days. This week we spent time reviewing all of the letters and sounds we have learned thus far. The kids have mastered most of them and you should have all seen a "Book in a Bag" come home. Information went home about how the program works, however, I ask that you work with your child at home to practice reading the book nightly and turn it in when your child has mastered it. While every student is at a different reading level, as a class we are ready to "go to town" with reading! Thanks in advance for your support with this!

Next week we will be focusing on letters O and W. Please reinforce mastery of these letters at home by "quizzing" your child about words that begin with a specific letter or words that have a specific beginning sound. We have also started to learn a sight word once a week. This week we learned the word LIKE, ask your child to give you a sentence using this word. We have spent a lot of time this week working on skip counting by 2's and 5's. Please review this concept at home. Don't worry if your child is a bit confused. We will work on this skill for the remainder of the year during calendar. In math we will spend the next 2 weeks finishing up Chapter 5. We have spent a lot of time on numbers 0-30. Hopefully your child is able to recognize these numbers and is starting to write them as well.

Next week is full of "Harvest Fun". Wednesday will be our "Read to Kids Day". We still have openings if you would like to attend. Thursday all kindergarten students will be doing a pumpkin investigation with lots of pumpkin tricks and treats. Finally, Friday will be our Harvest Party. Thank you to all of you who have donated items. I will be collecting until Wednesday, so if you have not had a chance to bring something in, don't worry. For our party we will be doing pumpkin tasting, fall crafts and will show off our costumes in the school parade at 1:30 pm. You are all invited to attend! Please remember that costumes should be a historical figure or book character. There will be no scary masks or weapon props allowed.

I hope to see all of you at our Fall Festival tomorrow. As always thank you for your support with our class!