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I hope you all had a great weekend. Here are some of the things we will be working on this week:

Literacy

  • Writing small moment stories – Think of an Idea, Plan, Write, Revise
  • Building good reading habits – Take a sneak peak (look at the pictures and make predictions), Check your sneak peek (read the story), Do something at the end (retell the beginning, middle, end; reread the story; reread your favorite page)
  • Word Work – focus depends on each child’s specific spelling list

Math

  • Using our problem solving skills to complete word problems
  • Practicing mental math (figuring out problems in our head)
  • Using a variety of strategies to help solve problems (number line, hundreds chart, fingers, pictures, manipulatives, etc)

Social Studies

  • Learning about respect through read alouds and discussions in the classroom.

Home Connection

  • Practice counting to 12o and skip counting by 5s when driving in the car or playing outside
  • Read for 20 minutes each night and record in the Reading Log
  • Do something at the end of each book you read (see Literacy above)
  • Practice writing spelling words and using them in sentences
  • Practice reading sight words 
  • Check out some of the cool apps and website that are on the blog!!!

Important Dates and Reminders

  • September 7 – 9:00am Start
  • September 7 – Back to School Night
  • September 9-17 – No School (Eid Al Adha)
  • September 21 – 9:00am Start
  • September 21 – International Day of Peace
  • Pack enough healthy food for snack and recess so your child is not hungry throughout the day
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