Week of January 18th, 2016

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day.

Homework packets will come home on Monday, and are due back to school on Friday.

Attendance and arriving to school on time is imperative. Attending school regularly is important to ensuring children develop a strong foundation for subsequent learning. Just a reminder that our school day begins at 8:00am, and children are dismissed at 2:10pm.

Please remember we have snack every day in the afternoon. Please provide a healthy snack for your child in a labeled bag.

Food Allergies: If your child has a food allergy, please send in a current picture and write the kind of allergy on the back. For your child’s safety, it is of the utmost importance that this information is kept up-to-date in the cafeteria. Thank you!

The children and I are looking for “Star Readers” and “Arts & Craft” volunteers. A letter from our classroom mommies was placed in your child’s homework folder. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the bottom portion of the letter, or email our classroom mommies.

January’s book order was placed in your child’s homework folder, and the due date is Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. If you would like to place your order online, our class code is LQ7KR. Online orders can be placed at any time, but will be submitted by me on the due date.

Picture retake is Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. A flyer went home in your child’s homework folder on Friday.

Thank you to all the parents who chaperoned our trip to Lincoln Center! "The Itty Bitties" were fabulous, and the kids had a blast. Our next trip will be at the end of February (after the week off).

~Mrs. Iacono

Week of January 18th, 2016

Reading: We will be reading I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer to continue our Biography unit in both reading and writing. The students will learn to make connections between what they learn in books and their own lives.

Sight Words: and, want (the children will now be learning two sight words per week)

Oral Vocabulary Words: compare, contrast, laws, politician, civil rights, violating

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Cc; The Hat by Jan Brett. The children will continue to work on Rhyme Recognition & Production, Syllable Segmenting & Counting, and Phoneme Isolation for initial and final sounds.The students are working on blending and segmenting unknown sounds in words they hear in the story.

Writing: The students are working on their Buddy Biographies. The students will continue to ask questions and learn more about their buddies by taking notes. They are also using important writing strategies to help them compose sentences from the notes they have taken.

Math: Counting and Numbers 0 to 10: How Many in All? Use more and less to compare number values. Revisit, more, less and fewer, and introduce “in all”

Social Studies: Unit 2: Self and Others; Ways to Say Hello. This ties in nicely with our unit on biographies, specifically buddy biographies and learning more about one another.

Science: What makes a shadow? Investigate and describe darker shadows. Help your child find his or her shadow outside at different times of the day. How does it change?

Reminders:

January 18, 2016 – NO SCHOOL in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 20, 2016 – Picture retake day