Thursday, September 19, 2013

Reading Stamina!

Wow the weeks have gone so quickly! It is apple time, please call and send apples for next Friday, Sept. 27th. We also need snack in KS! Please send a healthy snack cereal, crackers, pretzels etc make good choices. We have been working on finishing up some of our tests and we are getting on with our routine. I am most impressed with how the kids have worked on their stamina, or their ability to stay at a task for a period of time. We are up to 7 min. at read to self, one of 5 Daily centers we work at. See if you can find our readers!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Center Stamina!

In our classroom we have started working our our stamina for Daily 5 Centers, which are literacy based centers done twice daily! This week we are focused on learning how to use the listen to reading center on our own. The other groups are using puzzles, magnet blocks, sorting games, and rainbow writing. We are up to 13 minutes at center time and each day we will add more time. Eventually there will be a meet with teacher group and in this group we will work on are reading skills. We are also building our stamina reading to self! We are up to 4 minutes and each day we are getting stronger. Ask your child how many ways there are to read a book! In math we will start centers next week. This week we are focused on our daily math journals and calendar binders! So far we are working on writing our numbers in the date form and keeping track of the weather in a weather graph! Book orders went home today! Each month you have the option of ordering online or sending a your order in with a check to Mrs. Sandbothe! This year is off to a great start now that we have cooled down the temperature a bit! I will be making a few calls a day to contact you about how your student is doing! These are not calls for concern! These will be calls for celebrations I notice daily! See how hard we are working in our centers!