This week we are continuing with our multi-letter phonograms. All three of these phonograms are only in the middle of words. We are going to be learning the phonograms “ti” (/sh/ as in “nation”), “ci” (/sh/ as in “facial”), and “si” (2 sounds as in “mission” and “vision”). We’ll be using some actions to help us learn the sounds. You can find the video with the actions for all the phonograms we’ll be learning on our blog; just go to the “Parent Help” page. We’ll also be practicing our handwriting as we’re learning the sounds.
This week, our sight words are “three” and “four”. Please work with your child with both reading and writing these words. Don’t forget to print the spelling homework to practice. The spelling homework is due Friday, when we’ll have our spelling test over the words. (Go to the “Homework” tab at the top of the blog to find the homework.)
Spelling Test this week:
Phonograms: ti, si, ci, wor, oo, D, E, H (I’ll say the sound(s), students will write the letter that says that sound(s).
Words: one, two, three, four
Words Their Way: We will have a Words Their Way Portion of the test over the concepts your child has been working with this week.
*This Friday is an Early Out day. Morning class is 8:20-10:10 and afternoon class is from 10:40-12:30.
*Remember the SEM expression style for April is “Audio-Visual”. Here are some ideas for the Audio-Visual Style: listen to a book on tape while reading along; make a movie; watch a dance performance; watch someone giving a speech; paint a picture while listening to music; watch a favorite movie; put on a puppet show with music and sound; play with a soundboard…..or anything else you can think of! Our SEM project day will be April 27th.
*Handwriting—as we are now in the 4th quarter of school, we are really going to focus on the size of the letters for our handwriting quizzes. Letters need to sit on the “ground”. Short letters should go all the way to the “fence” (but not above), and tall letters should touch the “sky” line.
*With the “Pennies for Patients” contest, we earned 2 free dress days!!! They will be April 27th and May 15th. Clothing should be modest, clean, and free of rips and holes.
*Mark your calendars—Kindergarten Graduation is going to be Wednesday, May 24th at 6 p.m. More information to come!
*With graduation fast approaching, we are in need of some parents to work on a few projects at home. Please let me know if you’re interested.
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Thanks, and have a great week!