Homework Logs- Word Study and Sight Words
We have finished our specific study of words for the year, which means I will no longer be assigning different word patterns, or chunks of words, to learn. We will however take time to review the word patterns we have learned this year and make sure we know them well.
Our goal is to have at least 120 sight words come to students easily when they are reading. Please continue to work on the word study books that are coming home, and send them back to school often. I am making time three times a week to meet with students individually to listen to them read their word books.
Even though we are reviewing, it is definitely not time to stop reading at night! I know that there are many sporting events going on right now, and plenty of practices, but having your child read out loud each night for 15 to 20 minutes will help them solidify all they have learned and help them reach year end reading goals.
Year End Testing
I will be reviewing test taking strategies, including those that help students stay relaxed. Remember, these tests are only one small glimpse into the knowledge and accomplishments your child has made this year. There are so many pieces to the puzzle of education, and this is only one piece. I will be reminding your child how great they are and how much they have learned this year, EVERY DAY during testing, please help them feel encouraged by doing the same.
*Scholastic orders from the May and June Catalogs are due on the 26th.
*First Grade Park Day will be on June 9th. Note to follow.