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October 2014

                                                                          Mrs. David’s Bulldog News


                                                                           October 2014 Newsletter

                                                                                     ESOL CLASS

                                      Kindergarten News
    This month, your child will continue to review uppercase and lowercase letter recognition and letter sounds they have been taught in their regular classroom.  Learning to recognize letters and their sounds is one of the Common Core Standards kindergarteners must learn.  We have reviewed the letters Mm, Tt, Ss and Nn.  Learning letters can be fun too.  As part of reviewing letters, we ate M&M’s, nuts, and use shaving crème to make our letters.  We arealso learning sight words.  Some of the sight words we are learning to read are: my I a the and go
    We are learning the names of our clothes, the names of our family members, what families do together and the names of parts of our home.
    We will discuss the holiday Halloween and words associated with Halloween such as costume, trick or treat, and candy.  We also made a Halloween safety booklet for ideas on staying safe during Halloween.
    Mountain Language begins our class time together each day with teaches many of the CCGPS standards.

                         First and Second Grade News
    Mountain Language continues to be an important beginning of each day in ESL class.  Mountain Language is a daily grammar review program.  Twenty grammar skills are reviewed by the end of each week and include beginning and ending sounds, short and long vowel sounds, rhyming words, synonyms (words that mean the same thing), antonyms (words that mean the opposite) and much more.  The first tenminutes of each day are spent on Mountain Language.
    Your child practices high frequency words (words found often in printed material) each week. This helps your child read quickly and correctly.  In ESOL class, we also read the story your child is reading in their regular classroom.  I make sure your child understands the meaning of new words.  This helps them to understand (comprehend) what they are reading.
   First graders have focused also on the short vowel sounds of Aa, Oo and Ii. Second graders focused on long vowel sounds of Ee and Ii. Learning to “sound out” or decode words is a skill readers may use to read or write unfamiliar words.  
    You may have heard your child talking about centers on Friday.  Literacy Centers are different parts of the classroom with different activities.  Licteracy Center activities focus on literacy skills we have learned previously or they have learned in their regular classroom.  
              I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet with many parents during the past weeks and discuss your child’s progress.  I look forward to meeting with those I haven’t met with yet in the next few weeks.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at 770-748-5614 or email me atedavid@polk.k12.ga.us
Cherokee Elementary Mission Statement
“To provide a positive and safe learning environment for all students”.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 770-748-5614 or through email at edavid@polk.k12.ga.us

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