Week of 1-28-2019

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you all well and warm! Tonight Report cards will be coming home in your child’s homework folder. Yesterday we completed the Reading NWEA assessment and today we completed our Math NWEA assessment. Reports are not available for me to print for 24 hours, so I will be sending the printed reports next week!(The “Reading and Math Level” on the report card are still reflective of the first semester because the NWEA testing window is still open. The district will update the new scores from the January tests will be on the third report card). I am very proud of our class. Overall, we are improving in all our subjects and you will see an increase in scores. Yay for our efforts and hard work! Thank you again for all you do with your child at home to support their academic and social growth. If your child was absent last week or today then they will make up their assessment as soon as they return! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm!

Mrs. Ross 🙂

I will send any updates of school information as they come. Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Ross 🙂

Homework: This week your child will receive a math game to put in their math binder and the next 5 lessons in math.

*Popcorn: This week we will have popcorn sales so bring your quarters! I will collect them at 8:35 am before gym class.

*Library check out: This week we have check out. Please help your child bring place their books in the backpacks Monday evening!

*Reading Packs: Make sure your child is spending about 10-15 minutes reading at night on Raz-Kids and the books, letters/words you find in the reading packs. This will help your child SO much reviewing their personal bags each night! Those students who had books sent home last week, make sure they are in there next week because they will be switched for one to two more this week!

LA Books: Informational Books about “Penguins” (We will read and research about penguins this month).

*If your child has any personal books about penguins at home, we would LOVE to read them during class this month and discover facts from the text that we can learn and write about! If you’d like to let us read a book from your house, please make sure your child’s name is written inside the cover so we can get it back to you when we’re done researching penguins. Thank you to Bradley, Nolan, Morgan, Kaydin and Cohen for bringing in books and research articles about penguins for us to read! 

*If your child does NOT have any penguin books, I would love to encourage your child to visit the Dearborn Public Library to get a library card, check out some great new books, and find some books on penguins!

*If you like looking on the computer with your child, we’d love to read some child friendly articles on penguins!

Writing Topic: Informational Writing: Penguins (Can, Have, Are) We have begun taking our writing plans and putting them into sentences in a rough draft. I am so proud of our writing skills! (-at family test will be Monday afternoon)

Spelling: -an family (can, *man, *fan, ran, van, *pan)

Sight Words: am, have

-words with a * are definitely on the test, I will add two cold words to make a total of 5 words on the spelling test on Fridays. In addition there will be the two “sight words of the week” to make sure we keep learning the sight words on the Dolch List!

(Students will work with the teacher on a specific “word family” each week and be assessed on Fridays each week (or Mondays if the week is short/or extra time is needed due to unexpected snow/cold days off). You will receive the results in the homework folders on Monday afternoons. Words will be posted on the blog each Sunday/or Friday. It would be beneficial to spend a few minutes each night working on reading and writing the words (and most importantly helping your child to see the first letter/sound is the only one manipulated to make the new word and because of this they all rhyme).

*Social Studies: Begin Next Unit: “Who Am I?”

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