Spelling Sorts: (Will be sent home on Wednesday this week) Students will receive new spelling sorts this week. Please cut them out and sort them according to the sorting rule. Be sure to keep them in a safe place during the week because students will have a few activities to do with them for homework!
**some students who have had short vowel word sorts are now moving onto digraph and blend sorts. They will have their first set of picture sorts this week. We went over how to sort their pictures in class, so they should have a good idea of what to do for homework tonight!**
Mathletics: username and password are taped to the front of your child's planner. Please try and do about 10-15 minutes of work, at least twice a week. Click here to log in: Mathletics
Reading A to Z: I sent home username and passwords duirng Parent/Teacher conferences. Click here to log in: RAZ Kids
December Dates To Remember
Wednesday, December 12: Spirit Day/Hot Lunch
Wednesday, December 19: Christmas Concert Matinee (12:30PM-1:30PM)
Thursday, December 20: School Mass @ 9:15AM; Christmas Concert 7PM
Friday, December 21: Interim Reports go home; Last Day of school before Christmas Break - 12:30PM dismissal
Language Arts - ReadWell guided reading groups. Novel Study: Lulu and the Brontosaurus. Writer's workshop: putting pictures into words, and building our writing stamina to 7 minutes this week. Letter formation review. Sight words and word family games. Basic sentence structure.
Math - Number relations, subitizing, one-to-one number correspondence, skip counting, different ways to make number to 10.
Social Studies - Remembrance Day, Cultures, Needs and Wants, First Nation traditions.
Science - Nocturnal animals, the night sky
Health and Career Education - Organizational skills, keeping ourselves clean (germs)
Religion -Unit 3: Jesus Christ, Chapter 1: Jesus Heals; Saints (cont'd), Old Testament stories: Moses
Your child is coming home with a page of sound sorts or word family sorts. Please cut and sort them out with your child. Talk about the sound patterns, think of other words that have similart sound patterns. Click here for a sample sort sample 1sample 2
Tomorrow, a spelling notebook will come home. Sort your words again, and have your child sound out the words and write them in the correct column in their notebooks. Click here for notebook examples sample 1sample 2
For spelling assessments, I am only looking for correct application of the sounds/word patterns focused on in each unit - not always looking for correct spelling of the entire word.
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