Monday, September 6, 2010

Naming Syllables

As a part of our Scott Foresman reading program, we are learning how to clap out the syllables in our name. This takes practice but clapping out their names makes it fun. Look at those faces! I love all the ideas I am finding on

She shared a link of a friend who even made a class book with each child's photo, their name and the number of syllables it takes to clap out each name. Cute!


They had fun playing this as a game in small groups. I think I will make a Go-To Activity using laminated pictures of the clapping hands and picture cards for the children to clap out the number of syllables in the picture. I would have to have the word with the correct syllables (clapping hands) on the back of the card for the children to self-check. I will post photos of this when it becomes a reality and not just an idea I had one afternoon! I'll post an example soon-blogger isn't cooperating with me...

Weekly Newsletter #5


September 6-10, 2010

From Mrs. Hicks' desk…

Thank you to everyone who is working hard to make sure that your child is completing their homework and bringing their binder everyday! What a difference that makes!

If you have not been able to send in your child's money for their Scholastic Weekly Reader ($5.00 for the school year), please do so as soon as possible. About a third of the class has submitted their money. We are not able to order the subscription as a grade level until everyone has paid. Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter. J

This Weeks' Focus

Language Arts

We had a good first week of reading rotations last week. We are working on learning to work independently and how to complete our Color Jobs (literacy centers-Listening, Computer, Reading Street, Phonics, Writing, and Comprehension).

We will read Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip for our Scott Foresman unit. We will

also begin learning about apples-their

parts, how they grow and the many

ways we use them.

Amazing Words:

bakery, post office, fire station

Library, park, chaperone

Sight Words:

the little


Our focus this week will be on the color Green and the shape Square. We use Calendar time to recognize the penny, nickel and dime, their amounts and how to add them in our piggy bank. We also learn ones, tens and hundreds place value counting how many days we have been in school.

Important Info!

September 13: Picture Day!

October 1:Tate Farms Field Trip
(more info to come

home later)

October 25:

Fifties Day!

Our 50th Day of School

(more info to come home later)


All written homework is due on Friday!

1. Practice reading Sight Words.

2. Read Family Times with your child and complete the assignments listed on the inside front cover. Practice reading the booklet Am I Little? with your child also. This will come home with them the middle of the week.

3. Practice writing their name on the Handwriting Page.


Don't forget to wear green on Friday!


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 428-7125 or You may also check my website