Weekly news - February 11th-15th
Congratulations to our newest Rainbow Word Masters, Guillermo and Nathan!
If you haven't already, please sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences at the following link:
In-person Parent-Teacher Conferences are MANDATORY for any student who received a yellow warning notice. If you did not receive this notice, please contact me to schedule a phone conference.
Valentine's Day is Thursday, February 14th. If you child wants to bring valentines, they must bring one for every student. There are 20 students in our class. PLEASE DO NOT ADDRESS THE VALENTINES INDIVIDUALLY. We do not have a lot of time to pass them out.
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 and Yellow words. At this point in the year, they should be working on Green 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! In order to meet the kindergarten reading standards, it is expected that K students will know their Red, Orange and Yellow words before winter break.
Thursday, February 14th: Valentine's Day
Monday, February 18th: NO SCHOOL in observance of President's Day
Wednesday, February 27th-Friday, March 1st: Minimum Days for Parent Conferences (12:58 Dismissal)
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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!
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