October 22 TO 26

Monday, October 22, 2018

Dear Parents,
Last week it came to my attention that several of our first graders are watching movies and possibly video games that are not intended for children at age 6. Please be aware that children this age are very concrete thinkers. Quickly discerning imagined characters from reality is a skill that comes with life experience. If you are including your young child in viewing materials intended for adults, please take extra time to talk with your child about what they have seen and how they are interpreting the material. I am sad to tell you that many complaints about behaviors and “bullying” type conversations include things kids are hearing in the stuff they are viewing.

Folks, we have plenty of snack for the next few weeks. I will let you know when we need more contributions. Thanks for your support in this!!

Home assignments:
Read daily and track on the reading contract (due each Monday following the weekend’s reading)
Math worksheet Monday through Thursday
Writing assigned Monday- Due Friday. Please do not turn these in until Friday, as I am trying to have students understand that writing is be improved over time with some effort.
Sight words: I am doing my best to differentiate word lists. This is a lot of extra work for me, so please be patient. Sight words are words that cannot be sounded out and are used often in the English language. Students need to memorize these words in order for reading fluency to come. I will include activity ideas for how to make studying these words fun for kids. Please spend time with your child each day going over their individualized list. Add more words as you see fit. Understand that I have 23 kids to keep up with and your child may master words faster or slower than their peers.