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    Mrs. Johnson’s JANUARY Newsletter

     Academic Updates:

    Reading Comprehension: Identifying characters in a story, Sequencing events, Identifying differences between fiction and nonfiction, Making Self to Text Connections, Making Inferences, Summarizing, Compare & Contrast, Problem & Solution, Compare and Contrast in Informational Texts, Elements of NonFiction

     Writing: Writing first names, Writing personal narratives, Writing Sight Words, Using Capitalization, Open Spaces, Punctuation, and Sight Words (We call it C.O.P.S.) when writing, Procedural Writing (How To), NonFiction Writing

     Phonics: Short o word families

     Themes: Winter, Snow, Jan Brett Author Study, Penguins

     Sight Words: look, to, said, funny, new, now, saw, have, are, and, play, at, on

     Math:, Unit 3- Teen Numbers as Tens and Ones

     Classroom Notes:

    Character Education- We’re talking about the character word, commitment.   Please have your child wear their yellow JAS shirts to school on Thursday, January 18th..

     Mystery Readers- We are going to begin hosting Mystery Readers on Friday afternoons.  If you would like to volunteer to be a Mystery Reader, please sign up on the Sign Up Genius web page.  We will give clues to the class during the week of your visit.  The children always love trying to guess who the reader is.  Grandparents and relatives are welcome too!

     Raz Kids- Your child is bringing home information about Raz Kids.  This is a great reading tool that can be used at home.  I encourage the children to use this frequently to practice reading at home.  Please let me know if you have any questions or problems logging in.

    Dressing for the Weather- With the frigid temperatures lately, it is so important to make sure our little ones are coming to school dressed for the weather.  Please send hats, gloves, and boots with your child.  I can assure you that I make sure they are wearing what they need to before they go outside on the bus.  We are giving the children extra time at dismissal to dress for the weather.