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    Mrs. DiMarco’s Homework for the week of February 24:

          • Please read with your child, each night, for 10-15 minutes. (A reading log is stapled into your child’s homework folder for you to log each night.)
          • Any math homework sheets sent home during the week are OPTIONAL

    Monday-        reading:        sight-word worksheet sheet “there”

                        Math:              math worksheet

     

    Tuesday-       reading:         read the sight-word book for “What is out there?” and circle the word “there”

                        Math:              math worksheet

     

    Wednesday-  reading:       sight-word worksheet sheet “one”

                       math:            math worksheet

     

    Thursday-        reading:      read the sight-word book “One, Not Two” and circle the word “one”

                          math:             math worksheet

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    Donations Wanted:

    We would greatly appreciate any baby wipes and tissues you can donate to our class. THANK YOU!

     

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    This week, we will:

    • Learn our new spelling pattern for “_ig” words- big, dig, fig, pig, wig, my, you
    • begin to learn how to write uppercase letters “D, P, G”
    • finish learning about #9
    • Use speech “talking” bubbles in our writing
    • Continue talking about, finding, and making patterns
    • Continue to learn about trees
    • Wrap up our “Super Reader” reading powers in reader’s workshop
      • 1 “Teacher Tips”

    (brought to you by Mrs. DiMarco)

    Practice Reading Strategies- “Pointer Power”

    When reading with your child, ensure your child is correctly using and applying reading strategies. When using “pointer power” (touching under the word as you read) it is important for students to demonstrate “voice to print” matching; touching and saying only one word at a time as they read. Many students will insert additional words at the end of a sentence, so this skill will prohibit them from adding their own words to a text. Reinforce the punctuation mark at the end of the sentence (which is typically a period). When they touch the period, their mouth should stop reading. When they see a capital letter that begins the next sentence, then they should start reading again. Eventually, “pointer power” will become a “good reading habit”, and students will fade out their finger pointing. This happens, typically, around first grade.

     

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     “Hartigan’s Hint of the week”

     (brought to you by our reading teacher, Mrs. Hartigan)

    Take Control of the TV

    It’s difficult for reading to compete with TV, the internet, and video games.  During the upcoming winter break, try to encourage reading as a free-time activity. Use RAZ Kids on the computer or an iPad to make it more fun!  Try creating a special “book nook” that your child can call his/her own!