We ended last week with a bang! As I mentioned, we got a special treat for being the quietest class during, after and on the way back to class from our fundraiser assembly. Then, our class had the most points of first grade in the lunch room all week, so we earned 15 minutes extra recess! I'm so proud of how well they listen behave and follow directions.
Our second full week was a huge success. We are still practicing Read to Self and building our stamina. We are up to 12 minutes. On Monday, we launched our second Daily 5 rotation, Work on Writing. Everyone is doing awesome. Ask your child about correct behaviors for this time! We do a great job of getting started right away, working quietly and staying in one spot. Writing the entire time is a work in progress, but that comes with practice. We frequently talk about the unlimited possibilities of things to write about. By Monday, we'll be up to 8 minutes.
A Small Moment Story was another main focus this week. We discussed telling something you did or something that happened to you and breaking it up in steps/parts. I emphasized that it is not simply telling me about something you like or are going to do. Everyone is improving significantly. See if your child can tell you a small moment story :)
PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Strategies) has been a huge hit! We started this program on Monday as well. Students work in pairs and practice sounds, sight words, accuracy and fluency. Everyone is enjoying having independence in this alternate style of learning!
Please remember to look over your child's Class Dojo point sheet in his/her take-home folder and initial the appropriate box after each week. Thank you!
Here is next week's helper/snack list (also found on Snack Calendar tab):
Fri- No school
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White card stock
Colored card stock
Teachers Pay Teachers GC
Amazon GC (for seating)
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