Wise Owls Newsletter Oct. 16, 2017

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Hi all!

What great conferences we had! I really enjoyed making goals with you about your child for the year. It is always nice to meet with you and learn more about you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to come in and talk with me. My door is always open! Here is what is happening this week academically:

Spelling

It’s Week 3 on Spelling City. The five word wall words are: why, when, then, there and our. Remember to play written games such as hangman, to clap out the spelling in the car and to “quiz” your kids orally and on paper. The spelling city website is available as a bonus for those that have computers. If these words are too easy, then I strongly encourage your child to do the Week 3 Challenge Words too. You can find them on my blog under Writing on Spelling city. Your child does need to log in. If you can not find your log in, please email me and I will get that to you.

Math

A packet is coming home with your child today from their math book. We are working on adding coins, counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s as high as you can go, and reading and solving story problems using place value or tens and ones. I discussed with you at conference time about how to break down a number into tens and ones. This is the next step in solving story problems. The IXL enrichment that goes along with this is “M”. Start with number 1 and work your way down as it is sequential. We will be doing this in class as well if you don’t or can’t at home. The homework math packet can be returned whenever your child finishes it! Thank you!

Reading

Reading was discussed with every single one of you at conference time. The most important thing is that your child is reading “just right” books…books that they can use their voice to sound like the characters, to make the book sound smooth, to “read” like a professional storyteller with props, gestures and sound effects. They should be stopping at punctuation and looking ahead to see if the sentence is a question, statement or exclamation. You can only do this with books that are not too hard!

Party Funds

Our fall Party is Oct. 31st from 8:00-9:30 this month. A note from Belle Anderson’s mom was sent home via email last week asking for donations of either $10 or $15 for our 4 celebrations this school year. Please make your checks out to Stafford Primary. Thank you!

Have a great week!

Fondly,

Angie Wise

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