October 16th - 20th 2017

We have started a new daily 5 routine and it is going FANTASTIC!!! I decided to make the switch for a few reasons: 1) to be able to work with the kids longer in small groups, 2) to give them more time on computers (as a whole school we are trying to give our students more time to better prepare them for later years), and 3) to not make them feel as rushed (compared to rotating between multiple stations in one day).  That being said we now have an independent work station, I was AMAZED this week with their work during this station!! With this independent work station, some things aren’t done “correctly” such as color the word little orange, some colored it red, blue, black, etc.  At this point in the year the kids cannot read the color word on their own but can recall simple directions from similar worksheets.  There’s even some parts of the worksheets that aren’t done at all, i.e. count all the littles and write the number or color upper case blue and lower-case red, etc.  These secondary parts of the worksheets aren’t what’s really important to the worksheet and are not affecting them negatively without doing it.  Instead of dwelling on the fine points of a worksheet, I am choosing to praise their hard work!  For these first few weeks of our new daily 5 we are going to focus on focusing and finishing our work then we will focus on working nicely. 

 

School conferences are coming up at the end of the month!  Signups are available via Skyward now, with times Monday-Thursday afternoon.  If you do not have your login information yet please call the office right away!

 

-Upcoming Events-

Substitute in our room (I will be in the building but doing assessments/data/etc. for WA-Kids): Tuesday-Thursday, October 24th-26th 2017

No School: Friday, October 27th 2017

Halloween: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 *Please let me know if you can help via goods and/or volunteering A.S.A.P, you must already be cleared through the school to volunteer! *

Early Release & Conferences: Monday-Friday, October 30th – November 3rd, 2017 *Please sign up via Skyward A.S.A.P!!! I’ve got time slots available Monday-Thursday.

 

-What we’ve been learning-

Letters: Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz

Words: the, little

Numbers: 5 Frames & Grouping (1-5)

 

-What we will be working on-

Letters: Mm

Words: a, to

Numbers: Shapes

 

-Things to work on at home-

Writing their name!!

Tying shoes

Getting their jackets on by themselves

Buttoning their pants

ABC’s

123’s

 

Sincerely,

Ashley Fulton

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