Weekly news - April 2nd-April 12th
Congratulations to our newest Rainbow Word Master, Dominic! Great job!
Donations needed: Glue sticks (yes, again!), Ticonderoga-brand pencils, tissues, and Scotch laminating sheets are desperately needed.
Please be sure to practice any goals that your child missed in previous months so they can catch up. Please practice ALL Rainbow Words every night, until they can read them fluently with automaticity! In order to meet the kindergarten reading standards, it is expected that K students already know their Red, Orange , Yellow, Green and Blue words. At this point in the year, they should be working on Purple words.
The Rainbow Words are an important part of learning to read!
Did you know that over 50% of the words students read are high frequency words? According to Dr. Robert L. Hillerich, a Professor at Bowling Green University, “Just three words (I, and, the) account for ten percent of all words in printed English.” So how important is it to explicitly teach students these words? Very! If students can read high frequency words in a snap, their reading fluency will increase and they can focus on the more challenging task of comprehension. If they can write these words in a snap, they can build their writing fluency, learn the standardized spelling of common words and increase the readability of their pieces.
Please practice ALL Rainbow Words every night, until they can read them fluently with automaticity!
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Important Dates to Remember:
Friday, April 5th: PTA Auction/Spring Fling 5:30-8:30pm
Monday, April 15th - Friday, April 19th: Spring Recess (No School)
Thursday, May 16th: Open House 6:00-8:00pm
Friday, May 24th: Field Trip to America's Teaching Zoo (All Day)
Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day (No School)
Friday, May 31st: NASA Night
Friday, June 7th: Kindergarten Celebration 8:45 in the Auditorium (students may be signed out after)
Last Day of School
We are collecting Box Tops for Education. Please attach box tops to a sheet of paper and turn into our class Box Top collection box or the main box in the office.
Thank you for your classroom donations!
Things we need in our classroom: