You’re Here! You’re Finally Here!

Hooray! You’re here! I am so happy you are here! I have been looking forward to working with you all summer!

We are launching the 2015 school year with a book written by one of my favourite authors, Melanie Watt. The book You’re Finally Here! is funny and provides a jumping off point for students to share stories of their summer adventures.

Good books are worth reading again and again, so here is an online version of the story so that you can listen to it at home.

I can’t wait to get started! We’re going to have a great time learning and sharing great stories together!

Word Their Way Spelling Homework Starts this Week!

We are starting our Words Their Way spelling/reading homework this week. This parent tutorial will help you get a sense of the program and how it works.

A handout on how to support your child at home with their Words Their Way spelling program is going home Tuesday, October 14. I have included the information along with some video examples to help you visualize the process of sorting.

Monday- Sort the Words ***notice that the child is saying the word and then reading the heading and other words before placing the word in the sort. Saying and reading is a critical part of learning the patterns.

Tuesday- Speed Sort the Words ** no need to time it, just encourage your child to do it as fast as they can. ***remind your child to say the words as they do the speed sort.

Wednesday- Blind Sort the Words

Thursday- Blind Writing Sort the Words

This should take 5 to 10 minutes a day, but will make a big difference in your child's spelling and reading. Thanks for making this part of your nightly routine.