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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 18, 2016

Just A Few Reminders…

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

2. Our next book order is due on Tuesday, January 26! You can always place an order with our online code, which is LHR38.

3. 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 8:00 am, and children are dismissed at 2:10 pm

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

5. I am still missing a change of clothes for some students. Please send in a change of clothes in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name as soon as possible.

6. 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!

7 Picture retake day is Wednesday, January 20th. A flyer went home in the students folders on Friday.

8 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).

~ Ms. Grande

Week of January 18, 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.

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

Sight Words: and, want

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.

Math: Counting and Numbers 0 to 10: How Many in All? Use more and less to compare number values; Revisit: more, less and fewer. 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 18th: NO SCHOOL in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20th: Picture retakes

Birthdays

Mia turns six on January 19th! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIA!!!!