Sunday, January 12, 2014

Learning Time...

This week we will have our DIBELS assessment.  I am looking forward to seeing the results of how the students are performing.  In addition, we will review these scores with you at conferences or send home the scores with your child.  If you receive your scores and you have a concern please do not hesitate to give us a call and we will talk with you about it.  Please remember if your child did not make the benchmark this may mean we will want to do some intervention with your child to help them in a particular area.  Furthermore, if your child made the benchmark closely, we may want to continue an intervention because we want your child to be strong in all areas.

We will continue into reading street this week.  We will be focusing on the letter Ff and the sight words look and see.  Another word, which is not a sight word, but is important is and.  We will be introducing this word to the children as well.  We will be continuing our work with story plots (beginning, middle, and end) and the characters in a story.  The children will also be working on their writing.  We are looking for children to have "control" over their writing.  This means the words and letters are on a line, legible, and spacing.  Every morning your child will have a chance to practice this skill.  You can see how your child is progressing when you check their folder nightly.

In math, we will be reviewing addition.  We are working with making number sentences and combinations of 10.  In addition, we are working with word problems.  The children have been doing a great job with addition, but I would like to see the children become a little more fluent.  One of our standards is children need to be fluent with addition facts of sums less than 5.  This would mean 5+0, 2+3, 4+1, 1+4, 2+2, 1+3 etc.

Have a great week!

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