September 17th – 21st

Hello Parents,

We are looking forward to another week of learning and growing together!

Spalding: Students will be sent home with their homework packet on Monday night and then asked to spell their words three times each night. Students are given grades on their Spalding homework. They are graded on completion, markings,  letter formation and neatness.  Please help them to ensure they are marking their words, while also using proper letter formation. We will have a 30 word spelling test and a written phonogram quiz next Friday. Make sure you are reviewing phonograms 1-70 with your students at home.

Math: This week we will begin renaming ones and tens while adding. Your student is expected to complete XtraMath 5 times this week.  XtraMath is developing math fact automaticity in your child.  This skill is necessary for students to be able to solve simple and challenging math problems and helps to build their confidence in their own ability!

History: We will begin a new History unit this week.  We will be studying the geography of North and South America. Make sure that your student is writing two COMPLETE sentences in their journal to get full credit for homework. We will have a quiz on Friday to review the material.

Reading: In class we will continue reading The Hundred Dresses written by Eleanor Estes. Please continue to read with your students for 20 minutes each night. You may let them read any book at home. As we continue developing their reading skills in the classroom it is so helpful to have this reinforced at home. If you are looking for good books to read at home, please email one of us and we can give you a list!

Poetry:  Please help your child to  work on memorizing the poem for recitation the week of September 24th.

Bed in Summer
By: Robert Louis Stevenson

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

Please sign and return yellow folders on Monday.  You may keep all completed work at home.

Note the following date this week to learn more about Spalding:

Thursday, September 20 – Spalding Phonics Clinic for Parents, 6pm Hosted by Archway Trivium West, 2001 N. Bullard Ave.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Allen, Mrs. Pim, Ms. Castle and Mrs. Cox

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