This week, we will start off with a letter/sound sorting challenge. The kids are allowed to bring in ONE stuffed animal on Monday, 9/26, to use for our sorting and alphabet tree activity. We came up with the idea after reading Leo Lion's book, The Alphabet Tree. In the spirit of trees, we also created a crystal tree for each class (pictured below). In Math, we will continue to think about shapes and how we might use them around our world. We will begin thinking about 3-D shapes as well as the flat shapes we already know. Our writing and reading focus will be the days of the week, so once again, the kids will work on a longer book to take home on Friday. Also, on Friday I will send home a bag with 30 cards and a book ring for each child. This will include the sight words to add to the ring, and dates that we will be working specifically on certain words. As we work through, please help your child to read, write, and to consistently recognize their sight words. I will provide ideas on how to do so in your bags! =) We will also be meeting with buddies this week. Our AM class is paired with Miss Marsico's class, while our PM class is paired with Mrs. Mackensen's class. It will be another great week!
To supplement our Home Reading folders, I will be sending home a login for a website called ran-kids.com. This will become catered to your child's individual reading level, has many options for comprehension activities, reading aloud, and new ways of exploring texts online. I will try to get these out mid-week!
Lastly, I am truly sorry, but I mixed up a conference night date when I originally had everyone sign up for conferences. If you signed up for my long day (October 25), your conferences will remain the same. If you signed up for October 27, I am asking for you to please reschedule for the same time, but on October 20th (one week before). I will send personal emails to confirm the switch. I would like to stay consistent with the rest of the school for conference nights for my own safety and to make it easier for parents with multiple kids at Pinney. If you can not make the switch to the 20th, I will work with you to find a convenient time to meet. Once again, I apologize for my mistake!