A Note From the Teacher... Dec. 12
This week (starting Dec. 15):
Tuesday > Please bring your candy for the Gingerbread Houses to school, in a bag, with your name on it by Tuesday.
Thursday > We are building our Gingerbread Houses in the afternoon, around 1:20pm. Please feel free to join us for some Christmas fun that afternoon!!!
Friday > Wear Christmas colours, Santa hats or anything fun and Christmassy!!!
Home Reading > During the last week of school, I will be collecting the Home Reading books for the holidays. Please continue to read every day with your child. Visit the Library, read books at home, or use reading websites (ie. Tumblebooks - email me for username and password).
Craft Fee > Several students have still not brought in the $10 for the Craft Fee. If you could do that before Christmas, it would be greatly appreciated. The fee goes towards all the materials for the stockings the kids made, the Gingerbread house (minus the candy), other Christmas crafts and if any money is left over, it will go towards future crafts. Thank you!!!
Word Wall Words
Kid Talk > Silly Sentences starting on Monday.
See Our Classroom > Pictures added Nov. 4
Newsletters > Reading tips added.
Calendar > To be updated for 2015 soon.
Every day after school I hear a parent ask their child, "How was your day?" The child responds, "Fine". The parent then asks, "What did you do?" and the child responds with, "I don't know" or "Nothing".
I assure you, we are not "doing nothing" in school!!!!
Here is a look at some of the things we are working on.
If you have any questions about these things, please don't hesitate to ask and please remember that you are more than welcome, at any time after school, to pop in and let your child show you some of their work.
December - in class:
Home Reading > Please read with your child every night. Ask them questions about the story to see if they are comprehending what they read.
Word Wall Words > Every week the kids will bring home five new words. These are sight words that should be read quickly and without having to sound them out. Practice, practice!! If your child is already able to read them with ease, please practice spelling the words with them.
Word Families > Each week, we will focus on a new word family. (ie. at, cat, sat, rat, fat). Learning word families is extremely important to help kids with learning to read, learning about word patterns and spelling patterns.
Journal Writing > Focus will be on sounding out words independently and using proper spaces between the words.
Visualization and giving opinions (I liked the story because... I did not like the story because...)
Predicting what may happen in a story.
Miss Sveinson's Classroom Facebook Page
I know that many parents are on Facebook and find it such an easy way to stay in touch and communicate with each other. I have created a classroom page for parents that will hopefully allow for a simple and effective means of communication and a way of sharing ideas with you.
A website for tracking Santa on the big day!!!
WORD PRACTICE... Here are some words that can be cut out and used to help your children learn the colour words and the number words. Some students still need a little extra practice with these words!
Happy Birthday to our...
Dec. 15 > Avery
Dec. 22 > Elle
Dec. 19 > Last day before holidays.
Jan. 5 > Welcome back!
8:33 First Bell
8:38 Morning instruction begins
10:15 Recess begins
10:30 Recess ends
11:45 Lunch > students play outside
12:10 Lunch > students inside to eat
12:30 Afternoon instruction begins