Mrs. K. Sanders

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Mrs. Sanders

It is hard to imagine that it is already spring and we are in trimester 3. We are now reading words with long vowels, multiple syllables and compound words. Please continue to read nightly to help your child advance and grow in these skills. It is also important to ask them questions about what they have read. Some sample questions include: Who are the characters? What did the characters do? Why did they do that?They can also sequence the story by telling you the beginning, middle, and end. Students should also work to build their fluency. You can do this by setting a timer for one minute when they read and checking to see how many words they read. As always practice the high frequency words. We are hoping to have a celebration next week if 15 or more students know all of the high frequency words.
       We are progressing nicely in math as well. We are currently working on money. Students should be able to identify, know the values and count: pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Please continue to practice addition and subtraction. Students should be ale to solve 50 addition or subtraction problems in 5 minutes.
    We  have a class project coming up that will be part of the Science-O-Rama in May. We are learning about the ocean and the creatures that make this their home. Students are reading books at their level to learn about these creatures and sharing facts with their classmates. The end project will allow them to be oceanographers. The project includes their "discovery" of a new inhabitant of the ocean. Students will create a representation of their creature. They will also write about where in the ocean their creature lives, what it eats, and what features it has that allows it to survive. Students will also share their "discovery" with the class. I am hoping that this project will conclude before vacation at the end of April.
   If you have any questions feel free to contact me.