Learning Focus: May 2022
Reading: Nonfiction books; how their features help us find important information.
Writing: Informational writing- writing to teach others about a topic.
Phonics: Consonant blends: br-, bl-, cr-, cl-, dr-, gr-, gl-, fr-, fl-, pl-, sc-, sk-, sl-, sm-, sn-, squ-, sp-, st-, sw-, tr-, -ng, -nk, -nt, -nd
- Reviewing: all letter names and sounds.
Science: Plants & Plant Needs
Math: Addition & subtraction story problems with equations.
Your students are becoming independent writers! Their writing is becoming more and more legible as their invented spelling and conventional spelling improves, as they remember to include finger spaces between their words and as they show complete sentences with uppercase letters and punctuation at the end. You can extend your child’s learning in writing at home. Here are a few suggestions:
- Have them help you write your grocery list (and cross things off as you shop!)
- Leave them notes and have them write you back (E.g. Have a great day! or Please clean your room. or Did you remember to brush your teeth?)
- Write a letter to a cousin, aunt, uncle, or other family member that they don’t live with and send it in the mail or via email
In addition to our exciting units of study for the end of the year, there are many important assessments such as NYSESLAT (for ESL/ENL students) as well as end of year reading, writing and math assessments happening in May and June. Because of this, attendance in the last two months of school is as important as always.
Kindly keep toys, jewelry, rhinestones, stickers and other distracting items at HOME.
School begins at 8:10 sharp and breakfast is now served in the cafeteria at 7:40. Please make sure your child is in the cafeteria before 8am so they have enough time to eat.
Monday, May 2 Eid-Al-Fitr: NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, May 18 Parent Association Meeting @ 6pm
Monday, May 23 Parent Workshop for Children with Autism
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL