Happy Halloween ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
In addition to 'skyping' with Room 7, we also had the opportunity to skype with a college children's literacy class from Arizona. Again, the students amazed me with their attention as a couple of the college students and the professor read a couple Eric Carle books. Some of the students even shared their mixed up chameleons again. I will be working on more 'skyping' opportunities for after the first of the year.
The students have been working really hard in reading these past couple months. We really have been focusing on the standards of listening to text and being able to answer questions about the text. Please reinforce this skill at home as you read with your child. I often send home visuals for each of the books/themes which you can use to give your child choices or help support their verbal answers. If there is a book your child really enjoys and you would like visual to go along with it, let me know and I can send them home.
I will be posting the December newsletter this week. I will also send a hard copy home as well. There are going to be some changes ofter the first of the year. We will be starting a new curriculum. I will create a separate post about what that will look like and how our classroom might look a little different after the first of the year.