Wow! It is hard to believe we are into our third
week of school.
library books to be returned Wednesday.
week, we will assess the “No-Excuse” spelling words for grade 1. These are the 25 words (sent home with your
child to practice last week) that the students were expected to spell correctly
by the end of grade 1. When their assessment comes home please practice any
words from this list that your child is struggling with.
week, we will also be sending home the grade 2 sight words (High Frequency
words) which they will need to know how to read in a snap, by the end of grade 2. Please keep your copy handy so you can highlight the words of the week and
work on these words with your child at home. See separate notes.
of the week: Please highlight and practice: are, black, said, they, to, was, I
will also be introducing the - ack word family this week.
How many words can your child think of
that end with –ack?
our daily Literacy Block, we are continuing to review the “Daily 5”
structure. This structure is dedicated
to helping guide the students to work independently on various literacy
activities, which, in turn, allows the teacher the opportunity to work with
students in small groups with similar academic needs. We have started reviewing Read to Self, and this week will begin Read to Someone and Work on Writing. Please ask your child what is expected
behaviour while they work on these
will also introduce the comprehension strategy Check for Understanding. While we are reading, it is helpful to stop
after a page or two and retell the important parts of the book in our own
words. For example: who are the characters and what has happened
Reading Strategy: Eagle Eye - Look at the picture for
clues. (Remind them to use this strategy when reading.)
will start our unit on patterns. In this
unit, children will be expected to create and extend repeating patterns (PR1) and
increasing patterns (PR2), understand the equal sign/unequal sign (PR3), and use
the signs = ≠ correctly (PR4).
How many patterns can you find around
Have your child use household items to
create their own patterns.
Thank you to those families that have
sent in the $25 student fee, and photo consent forms. For those who have not, please do so as soon
as possible. If you have misplaced any
of the forms, and require another copy, please let us know. Thank you!
- School Colour Team T-shirt orders due Friday,
Sept. 21 (please see notice in your child’s communication bag and school
website for more information.)
Friday Oct 12-Picture Day