Last week we welcomed a returning student to our class, and we are now a fabulous group of eleven students! It is a joy to get to know each and every one of your children.
Every learner in our class has been given access to Reading A-Z, a levelled reading programme. It is my hope that you will support your learner by encouraging him or her to read every night - either on RAZ-kids or with his or her nose in a book.
All students also have access to Mathletics, which is a website that provides practice and enrichment for the math skills experienced in class. There will be some "other homework" sent home periodically, but Mathletics is your child's regular "go-to" math homework.
This year we are approaching balanced literacy through a framework called, the Daily 5. It is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. CAFE (C-comprehension, A-accuracy, F-fluency & E-expand vocabulary) is an acronym describing the skills taught. Please ask your learner about Daily 5 and CAFE.
This week we recognize International Day of Peace. what a wonderful opportunity to talk with your child about our current unit of inquiry. The central idea is: Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to a better quality of life. It is important to share your views, knowledge and understandings with your child, and have him or her participate in conversations. Each child in the class will be inquiring into world conflicts and investigating the causes and (possible) resolutions. If you would like to come into our class to share about the unit, please let me know. We would love to have you come in.