Saturday, May 1, 2010

Week of May 3-7, 2010

Homework Helpline #7285
Monday, May 3rd- Practice writing capital and lowercase Ii and beginning /j/ sound and middle sounds' practice WS
Tuesday, May 4th-Practice writing capital and lowercase Jj and beginning /w/ sound and high frequency words' practice WS
Wednesday, May 5th- Complete addition practice WS and story elements (character, setting, plot) practice WS
Thursday,May 6th-Practice with letter tiles and addition practice WS with pennies and beginning /j/ and /w/ sounds practice WS

Kindergarten News

~This week we will be focusing on the two sounds of digraph th. It makes a voiced (vibrating) sound as in feather and an unvoiced sound as in thimble. This is difficult so going over daily worksheets to review would be helpful! Please continue to practice writing and reviewing sounds with your child at home. For Show and Tell your child can bring something that contains either or both of the digraph th sounds.

~For Reading we will begin Unit 5; Going Places. Our first story will be Max Takes the Train by Rosemary Wells. It is an animal fantasy story and we will be discussing realism and fantasy. Watch for your new Family Times newsletter and have your child practice the Words to Read!

~We will continue in Math with Chapter 12: Subtraction. Take some time to practice subtracting/taking away one set from the total amount and finding “How many are left”.

~DIBELS testing will held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 4 & 5 for Kindergarten.

~We are approaching the end of the year testing for kindergarten. The Reading teachers will test each child. Children will need to write a dictated sentence, recognize, write, and give the sound of every letter of the alphabet, be fluent in phonemic segmentation, be able to provide a word that begins with every letter of the alphabet, and be able to use a word in a sentence. Please try to work on some of the areas to be tested and also have your child practice writing as many words spelled correctly in ten minutes to ensure that your child is fully prepared.

**Anyone who has not yet returned a field trip permission slip needs to do so by next Friday, May 7th.

Upcoming Dates:

Mother’s Day – May 9th

Field Trip – Tuesday, May 11th (Rain date Tues. May 18th)

Carnival Day – Monday, May 24th

Kindergarten Graduation – Tuesday, May 25th @ 6:30PM in the High School Auditorium

Memorial Day/NO School – Monday, May 31st

Last Day of School for students (early dismissal) – Monday, June 7th

Monday, May 3rd is Day 6. Please remember to pack library books for exchange!