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We made it through the first full week successfully, all the students handled the week very well. We have continued to work on building our stamina in reading, today we all read for 16 minutes! During our read to self time, students can read a book three ways: 1. Read the pictures 2. Read the words 3. Retell the stories. It is so thrilling to walk around the room and see all students actively engaged in their books. Great work first graders! In math workshop, we have been working on choosing different math games that focus on ordering and recognizing numbers and playing various games with number lines. In writing, we have been making sure we are using both our pictures and our words to tell our stories, just like real authors and illustrators. During our class meetings, we are working on giving compliments to each other and beginning to come up with class jobs we may need. Finally, we ended out week with an exciting visit from our fourth grade reading buddies. We will be getting together weekly to read with our fourth grade friends.
1. Curriculum Night is coming on Thursday, September 27. There will be two time sessions 6:30-7:10 and 7:20-8:00. Please plan on coming to one of the two sessions.
2. If you are interested in having your child tested for Advanced Learning, there is an application packet in the main office and the deadline for the packet is October 4. 2012.
3. I am in the process of finalizing my volunteer needs. Please look for a post in the next week for more information.
Here are some photos of students working through out our week: