Newsletter for the Week of Nov. 13

Friday, November 8, 2013

Room 104 Families,

Sight Words: Review

    Previous Sight Words: I, am, like, a, can, see, the, is, here, and, to, be, my, are, have, we, on, in, look

    We will also review old sight word songs.

Letter of the Week: Review

    Previous Letters: Ll, Aa, Ff, Tt, Pp, Bb, Ss, Cc

Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Greet Five People in French Greeting (Bonjour), Pass the Mask Activity, and the Pair Share Sharing.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – Guided Reading

    • Word Work – Create our sight words with wikki stix; find our sight words in magazines, glue them, write them, and use them in a sentence

    • Writing – Pick a card/topic then write/draw about it

    • Computer – Starfall

    • Read to Self and Read to Someone – Students are focusing on finding sight words when reading

  • We will complete many close reading activities with the book, Curious George’s Dinosaur Discovery. We will look at the pictures to figure out what is happening, discuss the setting and the main character.

  • Listen to read alouds and participate in class discussions

  • Practice our Who Let the Letters Out? song. It is linked on The Things to Work on at Home page above


  • Pan Balance: Leveling

  • Train Game (Addition)

  • Graphing

  • Patterns


  • Students will continue to independent journal this week. We will use our anchor charts and our list of topics to write/draw about. This week students will continue labeling around 5 details in their pictures. All students will be encouraged to draw pictures dealing with our sight words so they can use those words in sentences. Our writing paper now has boxes students need to check once done with that specific thing. Those are: wow picture (with labels), finger spaces, sight words, capital letters, end marks. A journal paper is not done until all boxes are checked.

Things to Know:

  • Please check regularly and use the Things To Be Working On At Home link to above.

  • The Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, November 22nd. This is for both November and December. Buying books is a great and cheap way to earn points for the classroom for us to get new books, especially for our theme, and resources. Please consider Scholastic.

  • There will be no homework packet for the school week of Nov. 13-15. However it is strongly encouraged that students read 20 minutes a night, review sight words and letters, practice counting, and practice writing.

  • There is no school on Monday, November 11th

  • Report Card Pick-Up is Tuesday, November 12th. Time confirmations have already been sent in green folders. Please let me know if there is a conflict.

  • If you would like to volunteer in the classroom just let me know. The most needed time is literacy centers, but volunteers are welcomed at all other times of the school day. If you would like to work something out regularly or just every once in a while, let me know. We would love to have you!

Ms. Maltz