Ms. Schwartz's Class

Welcome to the 2019-2020
school year!

"The more that you read,
the more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

the more places you'll go."

-Dr. Seuss

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Ask Your Child About...

Reading: Retells (Summarizing)

Good readers can retell what has happened in a book by doing a 5-finger retell.  Using words like First, Then, Next, Later, and Finally can help the reader sequence the story and share the most important parts. Try it when reading or watching a show together!

Writing: Great Beginnings (Small Moments)

We realized that we can write many kinds of sentences when we begin our stories and throughout our storytelling.  We worked on three different kinds of great sentences.  

Ask your child about it!

Math: Doubles Facts

We explored different activities to memorize our doubles facts from 1 + 1 all the way to 15 + 15.  Please continue to practice at home! If you know your doubles by heart, then you know your near doubles. If I know 6 + 6 = 12, then I know 6 + 7 = 13!

We also played a wonderful game called Greatest (or Smallest) Number Wins. This game really helps children understand place value. It can be played with cards or dice.  Try it at home!

Science: From Seed to Plant

We continued to design our dinner plates depicting where our food actually comes from! We also read Oh Say Can You Seed?

Word Study: 

Ask your child about the differences between a Short A sound (cap) and a Long A sound (cape).

Read-Alouds:   Tacky, the Penguin Strike Three, Marley

Chapter Book: 

Freckle Juice




*P.E. (gym) is on Mondays and Fridays.
Students must wear sneakers to participate.