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This week we focused on Pp and the popcorn words of/in. Help your child use the new popcorn words in sentences. Next week we will focus on the letter Bb and will review all ten popcorn words. I will be asking students who are ready to read their popcorn words on flashcards. If they are able to read all ten words fluently, they will earn their blue ribbon!
We continued recognizing & writing numbers 0-10. We will continue working on more and less concepts next week.
We spent the week writing about words that begin with P: pet, Pete the cat, pup, pot, and pig. Next week, we will write about Bb words!
You may start to see 3 or 2 on your child's paper. If they earned a 3, they were able to complete the assignment with a small group (at their table) or individually without my assistance. If they have a star or a 2, that means that they needed my assistance and had to make some corrections. We are hoping teacherease will be up and running soon. I am already entering scores and will contact you individually if I see some discrepancies with your child's learning or progress.
I am sending home a book log to start in October. We will be participating in the Pizza Hut Book It program. If you child fills the book log each month, they will earn a free pizza coupon!
One thing I am noticing is that students are having difficulties following one-part directions (aka: Stand up. Push your chair in. Move, please.). These are all simple one-part directions that I have given and many students look at me blankly. I have done some research and ask you, as parents, to start giving your child more responsibilities and easy one-part directions at home to help with their listening skills.
Each week, I will post something from the article link below to give some ideas!
One thing you can have your child do each evening is empty the blue folder and pack their own snack. I have a basket of snacks for my daughter to choose from and she knows that is something she has to do (or she won't have a snack the next day). Many times, students will say "My mom forgot my snack." In this instance, I tell the student that maybe he/she should be the one to pack his/her snack!
• Create a chore list (empty blue folder, pack a snack, hang your backpack by the door so you are ready for school, set out an outfit to wear the next day).
• Be specific. Tell your child exactly what you like about her behavior. “I appreciate your taking the trash out without being asked. I know that’s not your favorite chore.” I say the words, "Thank you for always doing the right thing, even when others are not."
• Notice effort. Don’t wait until your child completes a task to give praise. Comment on her improvement every step of the way.
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Our new Scholastic Book Order went home last week. It will be due October 3rd. Remember, you can always order online. Books make GREAT gifts! Plus, those points add up and is a great way for our class to earn new books!