What a wonderful week back!
Reading and Writing
This week we have had our eyes peeled for punctuation! We’ve been on the lookout for quotation marks because we know that they tell us a character is talking. We read The Polar Express, Auntie Clause and How the Grinch Stole Christmas this week and talked about how the author expected us to read these books. Before we read we brainstormed about who the characters were and what kind of voices they would use. It’s been so fun to notice all of the ways an author gives us clues to read in a certain way; punctuation, bold words, italics, and underlining. We even noticed some authors place the words on the page in a way that gives us a clue, like the word “whoosh”, “whooshing” across the page!
Not only do we notice these things in books, but we are starting to incorporate them into our own stories. Chances are if you read one of our stories you’ll spot a bold word, exclamation point, or even some quotation marks!
Please remember that your child should be reading their reading group books every night. Research shows that repeated reading is one of the best ways to help children progress as readers. Inside your child’s homework folder you will find the check-off sheet that should be completed together and signed by you. Thanks for all of your help with homework!
- The TMP K-1 Winter Concert is Thursday, December 13th at 7pm at Parkade Baptist Church. Mrs. Cox will send home more details later on. She has asked that children wear holiday colors and dress nicely. Please do not feel the need to buy anything special for this event.
- First Grade will have a Brown Bag Lunch on December 11th at 11:55 in your child’s room
- Remember to turn in your Book-It calendar