- We are learning that reading is a lot like watching movies. We visualize or act out the stories in our minds. We learned that avid readers need to pay close attention to the story to better understand what the main character is thinking and feeling. This enabled us to start improvising what characters might say. We wrote our own speech and thought bubbles and placed them in our books.
- Students were introduced to Reading Playdates, in an effort to get them to have more fun when engaging in discussions and activities involving their reading. During reading playdates, students get together in partnerships to play games like pretend school and acting out scenes from their books.
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We love our new rug! Thank you K-101 families 🙂
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Hi K-101 Families!
Here are some of the things we have been up to so far…
The students will be bringing home 2 books (at their independent reading levels) every night. We call these books “just right” books because students should be able to read theses stories independently (with little to no help.) Also, I have been asked about reading levels, please note that when teachers assess the students, we focus on two things: reading accuracy and comprehension. Please see below for some reading skills to focus on or reinforce at home by reading with your child, as these will be taught throughout the year:
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During the first unit of reading workshop, students learned so much! For example they learned to look at the storybook pictures, make the words and pictures match, find and read snap words, re-read to remember more and use words like first, then, and next to help retell the story.
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Hi Families of K-101!
Last month we created maps of our hearts. Our maps show us all the people, places, and things we love.
We also started chess on Fridays! Check out some photos below ☺