January NewsletterAllison Szachta - AM assistantNancy Wentworth - PM assistantTeacher Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool phone: 781-934-7680Room # 233IMPORTANT DATESJanuary 2 School ReopensJanuary 17 No School Professional DevelopmentJanuary 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day -No SchoolJanuary 24 Report Card Portal OpensDear Families,Happy New Year!I hope you have all had a fun and restful vacation.Just a few reminders:1. I'm sure more snow will be piling up!! When your child wears boots to school, I would like to ask that you please send in sneakers or shoes with your child so they can change. This way they will be more comfortable during their school day. I would also like to ask that you LABEL all of your child's snow gear.This will help us return lost items to the correct owner.2. I'm adding a paragraph from Mrs. Wiesenhahn's Family Chandler Update about home toys.Toys from home: We thought this would be a great time of year to send a friendly reminder about toys from home.Teachers may request students to bring items from home for particular activities.No more than two (2) small toys should be brought in for use during recess or free time at the teacher’s discretion.I appreciate your support in helping students to follow these expectations.Sherri SewallLiteracyFUNdations PhonicsWe have learned all about the lowercase letters and their sounds.This month we will be working on:1. tapping to read words2. letter formation for the capital/uppercase letters3. letter sounds
Making Meaning Literacy Program:
Unit 4: Visual Imagery
- Students visualize what they are hearing and reading to make sense of the text.
- Students informally use schema and inference as they visualize.
- How do we act when we are reading together?
- Talk about responsible behaviors during whole group lessons.
- What are the parts of a book? (front cover, back cover, title page & spine)
- What does the author do?
- What does the illustrator do?
- Who are the characters? A character is anything with a face, head, and eyes.
- What's the setting? The setting tells where the characters are.
- Students are learning to identify key details and important ideas in stories.
- Students continue to make text-to-self connections.
- Students will answer questions to understand the text.
- Students will share their own thinking, listen to their partners' thinking and share their partners' thinking with the class.
- What is the plot? (beginning, middle, and end)
- Are the characters having a problem in the story? How do the characters resolve the problem?
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