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Grade September 16, 2011
Thank you for completing the parent surveysent home!Writing Workshop
This week in writing wehave been learning theroutine of our dailywriting workshop. Wediscussed whereauthors get ideas forwriting. We also discussed how authors startwriting by first thinking about their idea,then drawing it and finally adding words.
Do you learn by watching others? SharedReading is the part in our day when your childcan watch me read.I read from a bigbook or project textup onto our smartboard. I focus onmodeling strategiesreaders use to besuccessful. Thisweek we learnedthree newstrategies: Check for understanding, crosschecking and tune in to unusual words. Ask your child about these!
In math we learned new games that will beused to build fluency with our addition facts.These games are offered as choices duringindependent work time.
During readers workshop your child is readingindependently. We begin with a shortmeeting that is connected to skills modeledduring our shared reading time. It basicallygives them a chance to practice newstrategies.This week we workedon learning how to
pick out a “just right”
book. This is noteasy! Then wepracticed, practiced,and practiced some more what it looks like to