Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Check it dots!

Hi families! We are in the midst of December and the students are finishing up our current units in reading and writing. Soon the students will be preparing for just right books, where they will get to choose their own books and begin to read sentences on their own!

In writing, we have been working on finishing our pattern books. This entails revising and editing. Recently, we learned about check it dots. This is a school wide system that all students from kindergarten to third grade will be using. Check it dots remind students what they need to edit. So far our class has learned about periods, capitals and finger spaces so they put check it dots on the bottom of their pages when they have checked their writing for these items.

Last week, we finished up our counting unit through learning more math games. One of these games is Top It. If you have a deck of cards at home, you can play this at home or if you don't, you can make number cards and play with your child. You divide the cards evenly and each person shows the top card, whoever has the highest/greater number takes both cards.
Another game we played was building towers, where pairs of students roll a die and build a tower with the number of cubes they rolled.

On Tuesday, December 23rd, our class will be performing a play- The Three Billy Goats Gruff. I encourage families to come and watch our class. We will be practicing every day! Following the performance, families can create a holiday ornament to take home with their child! This is will be a great way to celebrate the holidays in our classroom!