Sergeeff's Weekly Literacy Blog! (Sept. 26 - 30)

posted Sep 25, 2016, 1:54 PM by   [ updated Sep 25, 2016, 1:54 PM by Lisa Griffin ]
This week we will be finishing up our author study unit. We will be sequencing events with "Duck On A Bike", discussing story elements in "How I Became A Pirate", and making text connections with "Good Boy, Fergus!". Since it is the last week of our unit, we will be going out with a bang! On Friday, it will be "Rainbow Day" in our classroom in honor of "A Bad Case Of Stripes" by David Shannon. The students are to wear their favorite color of the rainbow OR as many colors of the rainbow as they would like. :) 

Here are a list of some supplies we are in need of this week...
1) Newspapers 
2) Fruit Loops (2 boxes)
3) Little Hugs Drinks (25)
If you interested in contributing to our class, please send me a quick email letting me know what you would like to donate. Thank you in advance!

This week we will be hosting our first spelling test! I have stapled a sandwich bag into each student's green literacy folder. I am hoping this is a safe place to keep their spelling words each week so they can practice sorting them at home. This week they will be bringing home a Spelling Menu on a purple sheet of paper. The students are required to complete three boxes of their choice to practice their words. I have modeled each of these for the students. If they forget how to complete a box, please use the "Spelling Example" in my documents (Sergeeff Documents in blog) as a reference. Their Spelling Menu will be due on Friday, September 30th along with their Reading Log.

Home Enjoyment
Reading Log - Due: Friday, 9/30
Spelling Menu - Due: Friday, 9/30
*Spelling Test is on Friday!!*

Dinner Table Talking Points

We know that kids often say they have nothing to talk about when asked about their day at school. Here are a few suggestions to help get them talking about what they learned and experienced this week. Ask your child...

1. To show you how to say "dog" in sign language.

2. To tell you what their favorite David Shannon book is and why.

3. To tell you about their class treasure hunt.

4. To tell you what cured Camilla's stripes in "A Bad Case Of Stripes".

5. To give you a text connection with one of the books we read this week.