Jones, Michelle

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2018

Mrs. Jones Room #5

Hello Families!  Welcome to the Month of Holidays and Happiness!  It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of 2018!!!

Literacy

READER’S WORKSHOP

Our class will soon transition from “reading” special storybooks (looking at the pictures, thinking about what is happening, and reading the pages the best we can) to reading “Easy Readers” at each child’s developmental level. Our practice on comprehension, letter/sound identification, and sight word recognition has more than prepared us for this change.

Our “Books in a Bag!” continue! Each Monday, our children will receive books in a Ziploc bag to practice reading at home. Please take turns reading to your child, with your child, and having them read to you. When you’re done, please discuss what you saw, learned, etc. All books are due back every Friday.

 

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Our writers will be finishing the fun unit called Show and Tell. As we near our end, we will be making Show and Tell books! The children are really focused on drawing and labeling as much as they can. J

 

FUNDATIONS

Our Fundations program focuses on the introduction/review of all letters and letter sounds. It also focuses on the Penmanship of each letter.

 

Math

We just finished up Chapter 4, which focused on the comparison of numbers 0-10, and we are now starting Chapter 5, which focuses on addition.

Please remember to use thinkcentral, our online math resource!

 

Homework

Homework is given Monday-Thursday. Our Literacy homework focuses on story comprehension and one particular literacy skill, and our Math homework will focus on addition.

Please encourage our children to take pride in their work, and celebrate when they have completed their tasks. J

 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

4th-7th: Holiday Shoppe

5th: Paint with me Night (6:30pm)

20th: Gingerbread Day

21st: Pajama Day

25th: Christmas

24-31: School Closed/Winter Break