Monday, August 29, 2011

Daily Five

I started teaching lessons to get them ready for the "Read to Self" portion of Daily Five. When I teach these lessons I talk about building their stamina. Mrs. Jones & I did a lesson comparing building your stamina during yoga to building our stamina during "Read to Self". Here are a few pictures that are just too adorable for words! 
I told you they were too cute! 
We also picked books for our book bins. Each of the children have their very own book bin to store 5-8 "just right" or "good fit" books. You might be hearing those words. In order to understand it better I have linked a worksheet that explains it very well. 

Basically, when your child is picking out a book I tell them to use the "5 finger rule" for choosing a "good fit" or "just right" book. They open up a book to the middle page & for every word they don't know they put a finger up. 0 fingers=too easy, 1=3 fingers=just right, 4-5 fingers=too hard. This will enable them to pick out books in our classroom library, our school library & the public library. 

I posted a ton of pictures under the "classroom photos" tab. Check them out! 


Sunday, August 21, 2011

2011-2012 Policy Letter

Happy Sunday Parents! 
I just finished composing the 2011-2012 policy letter. I will be sending this home tomorrow but thought if you lost your copy or it gets lost coming home, you can come back here to download & print a new one. 
Grab your copy HERE!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Day of School

Today was our first day of school! It was a hectic & exciting day for all of us! We had the help of Mrs. Kalwasinski this morning with all of our supplies & my mom also came in to help as well. The kids were pretty nervous but felt at home in about the first 5 minutes :o) I am looking forward to a fantastic school year as we work as partners in your child's education. I am looking forward to seeing you at our open house on Tuesday, August 23rd.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Spelling City

Hello! I would like to introduce you to Spelling City! This will help your child tremendously with our weekly spelling tests! I hope you take advantage of this opportunity, this will only benefit your child in spelling, writing & reading words that we are introduced to weekly! Each list has MANY ACTIVITIES that will only help your child be a successful speller & reader. Check out SPELLING CITY HERE!