Saturday, October 12, 2013

Week 7

Healthiest State Walk
On Wednesday our district spent 20 minutes walking the high school track.  We enjoyed our walk with the high school helpers:)

The Very Hungry Student
Ms. Lirenman's class in Canada and our class worked together to create books called "The Very Hungry Student" after reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle over the Skype call last week.  What an awesome job we all did!

Group One
Mrs. DeGroot's Class - Saige, Merek, Faith, Jarred
Ms. Lirenman's Class - Carlos, Mya, Yvonne, Brayden

Group Two

Mrs. DeGroot's Class - Isabella, Keegan, Keagan, Merek
Ms. Lirenman's Class - Keegan, Brenda, Jaslehna, Diego

Group Three

Mrs. DeGroot's Class - Ryker, Benson, Preston, Sam
Ms. Lirenman's Class - Camron, Natasha, Jessica, Amaan

Group Four

Mrs. DeGroot's Class -  Sicily, Torry, Addison, Blake
Ms. Lirenman's Class - Daniel, Karman, Arun, Karanvir

Group Five
Mrs. DeGroot's Class - Kloi, Karter, Abi, Alex
Ms. Lirenman's Class - Jadyn, Simar, Seth, Diego

Group Six
Mrs. DeGroot's Class - JD, Mason, Kiana, Nicky
Ms. Lirenman's Class - Grayson, Joban, Marcus, Adien

Sight Words
 In first grade we are working hard on our reading skills. Along with our reading we need to work on sight words or high frequency words. These are words that cannot be sounded out phonetically; but rather must be recognized at first sight. Research shows that 60-75% of words in children’s literature are these sight words or high frequency words.In order for your child to recognize these words automatically, they must practice them at home as well as at school. 
So...I am beginning a program for sight words. One day a week (Wednesday) I will have your child read the sight words on his/her list. I will move your child to the next level when he/she has mastered that level (within 45 seconds & with 96% or better accuracy = 1 or no mistake). Please find the first list of words in your child's Friday folder.
There are nine levels of words.  I have linked all the words under "sight words" on the right. I also posted some ideas for fun activities that you can do at home.
I realize this will take a few minutes of time every evening, but the effects will be phenomenal! Also, do not forget to read to your child and have them read to you regularly. This program will help them to develop a love for reading as they become more successful. Thank you for your cooperation!

Water Helper