The rigor in reading has begun. We are learning to use the meaning of the story, the letter sounds and the structure of the sentence to solve unknown words. Once readers are using these skills, they will need to read MANY EASY or FAMILIAR books to learn to use these skills automatically. Once kids can solve words to the point where decoding seems seamless we will increase the challenges in the words. These word solving skills need to be practiced everyday and in easy books to truly internalize the skill of decoding.
Some of the students in our class are just beginning this journey and some are well into fluent decoding. Reading development cant be rushed. It's an individual process and very personal to the reader.
Read to your child regularly and please help your first grader get the book and folder back in the book bag for the next day.
Writers have heroes and mentors. These mentors and heroes show us writing strategies, craft and structures for our writing. We are learning to read as writers, looking for ideas and support to grow as writers.
Building an understanding of authors craft enables writers to write with intention and purpose. Using craft also ensures the audience reads the writing as the author intended.
Many writers are beginning to dabble in crafting their own writing!
As parents you can support your writers by talking about the crafting techniques they see in the books they read. Maybe it's the LARGE BOLD PRINT for yelling or italic letters that tell us to read quiet. Or the onomatopoeias used to tell us a dog is barking or the car zoomed by. Whatever the craft is it's there for a reason. Talk to your reader/writer about how this craft helps the story and your giving them ideas!
Ten and some more- We are learning to group numbers by tens and some more (beginning to place value) Listen to the EduCreations below to hear the language of our classroom.
As you know Hilliard City Schools will have a levy on the ballot in November? Plan to attend the
Monday 10-17 C Day -Gym
Tuesday 10-18 A Day- Music
Wednesday 10-19 B Day- Art
Thursday 10-20 C Day-Gym
Friday 10-21 No School
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
10/16--7:00 p.m. Darby High School--Community R Factor Training for Families--hope to see you! The Teske's will be there!!!
10/21--TEACHER INSERVICE DAY NO SCHOOL
10/23--7:00 p.m. Darby High School--Community R Factor Training for Families--hope to see you! The Teske's will be there!!!
10/26--State of the Schools Address at Bradley HS--time TBD
11/7--7:00 p.m. PTO meeting--3rd grade to attend
11/8--TEACHER INSERVICE/ELECTION DAY--NO STUDENTS
11/16--Steve Harpster will visit DCR students for the day!
11/19--6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. DCR Rummage Sale
11/23--Conference Comp Day--NO SCHOOL
11/24-11/25--THANKSGIVING BREAK--NO SCHOOL
12/5-12/9--PTO Holiday Shop for students during the day--more information to come
12/13--7:00 p.m. 3rd grade winter music program
12/20--1:45 Winter Sing-A-Long; 2:00 Winter Parties--remember healthy balance please!
12/21-1/3--WINTER BREAK--NO SCHOOL
1/4--RETURN FROM BREAK
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