Except for a couple of children getting sick, we had a wonderful first week back at school. Everyone remembered the routines really well and we jumped right into solving some complicated story problems as well as using features of non fiction text to get smarter and smarter.
We have two new boys in 1D, John and Erick, and both were very confident and ready to make new friends. I hope that those of you who have been here all year might consider making a playdate with one or both of these new students. 🙂
This week, the children are working hard to get ready for their music concert which is coming up this Friday @2:15 in the Gecko Theatre. Mrs. Shepherd has planned a couple of extra rehearsals this week in order to prepare the kids more. So, on Monday and Wednesday, if you bring your child to school by bike, walk, or car…please have them here no later than 7:50 (normal time) outside the SPAH and lined up. Mrs. Kang will be walking them directly to rehearsal down at Parkside which starts at 8:00. If you are late bringing you child to school, please take them directly to Parkside theatre and check-in with Mrs. Kang.
With all of this going on, we will wrap up up unit on subtraction, begin playing with larger numbers, start a new science unit on Sound Waves, and continue our work in literacy with nonfiction. Sound busy? It is…but our aim is to keep it stimulating and fun, too!
Your child should be bringing home a leveled book to read each night (Mon-Thurs). Please remember that the research shows that when children read with their parents, taking turns on pages…engagement grows, fluency grows, and comprehension grows!
Kind regards, Lisa