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Carole Delgado

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So far this year we have learned about friends, families and communities.  These are themes that guide our vocabulary development and literature study for the week.  In December we will begin to learn about farms which are found in rural communities.  
Here are four questions to discuss with your child over the next month:

1.  Why do we see shadows?                                                                                                      Vocabulary:    between, shadow, dark, sidewalk, light, wall                                                             entertain, pretend, errand, whirl, practice, whistle                                  

2.  What makes shadows change?                                                                                         Vocabulary:    close, move, follow, noon, long, short                                                                           annoy, ground, cast, scare, deep, wide                    

3.  What is a reflection?                                                                                                                  Vocabulary:      dull, reflection, glass, shiny, mirror, smooth                                                                chill, silently, glide, stare, scatter, sturdy

4.  Why can't we hold on to shadows or reflections?                                                   Vocabulary:   disappear, puddle, hold, real, picture, size                                                                collection, search, ordinary, sparkly, proud, treasure     

In the study of these themes we use oral language skills.  This is how you can help your child enhance their learning and development:

1)  Ask your child questions and listen to their answers.  Encourage them to speak in complete sentences.  Resist the urge to speak for them.  Let them struggle through it, with a little help from you.  If you do model for them, have them repeat the phrase or sentence for  practice. 

2)  When you ask their opinion or preference follow up with "why?" when the situation seems appropriate.  Be curious about their ideas and thoughts and show them that they communicate those thoughts through speaking. 

3)  When reading books together, take the time to talk about what the picture is showing about the story.  Have your child  tell you.  Encourage them to look at the details.  Reading the pictures is as important as trying to read the words.  


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•Remember to have your child bring a jacket or coat.  It can get very windy at recess time. 
•Class starts at 8:34 with Sign In, Question of the Day and reading with parents and friends.   

 Academic Focus and Skill Development:

Language Arts - Phonemic Awareness, Letter/Sound Awareness, Beginning Reading strategies, Inventive Spelling strategies
Math -Numeral Recognition & Writing, Addition and Subtraction (on a concept level), Three Dimensional shapes
We are working on Letter Formation and Numeral Formation. Sit down with your child to do the homework.  

Coming up:

Remember that an independent child is a proud child.  Encourage your child to voice their own opinions and needs;  solve their own problems when appropriate;   and consider people's feelings.    


Friendship Feast

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