I hope you find this long weekend fun and refreshing for your family.
I gratefully returned healthy and inspired by the National Title 1 Conference I was fortunate to attend. I received positive reports about the class from Debra Mason, which is always nice to come back to.
This week, we concluded the unit on measurement and data collection. We have begun the next unit on place value and will move into adding two digit numbers. Look out for completed unit tests coming home, which ideally have corrected answers by your child. I try to allow time for everyone to figure out the mistakes, and learn from them.
In reading, children continue to work with the literature from the Wind module. Please be on the lookout for some fluency practice homework, which remains an area all children could improve upon. The added sounds created by "vowel teams" have been part of the word study. Examples include meet, sheep, feet, bean, team, neat.
Children have again been working on narrative stories in addition to continuing work in science journals recording learning from activities in science. The narratives at this point in the year should get longer, include a "problem" and a resolution.
I am sure you all have seen the requests for volunteers and donations for the basketball tournament. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the school and is organized by the Friends of Taos Charter School. We have a designated day (Sunday) that Kindergarten and First Grade classes are asked to cover. I cannot be there that day, but will work on Tuesday evening. If you cannot volunteer on Sunday, please sign up for a day you can help. If you cannot attend, please make a food donation.
The Friends provides much to our school via funding: literacy and math aides, summer school (free to students recommended by their teachers), costs of professional development for teachers, music classes and performances, extra costs of field trips, and more. You all are invited to get involved with the Friends, by participating in the tournament and attending meetings. If you have not yet signed up, please do so this weekend!
Thank you so much for your continued support of your children.