Reading - Students have been working on retelling a story. In reading groups, we have focused on the retelling hand. See the picture to the right to get an idea of what the retelling hand is. Students are asked to retell the characters, setting, beginning, middle (problem), and end (solution). This is a very important skill when taking the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). Students can not progress to the level without mastering the skill of retelling at the previous level. Check out our Reading Website page for resources: http://raines.weebly.com/reading-websites.html. In addition, click on the hand to download a worksheet to practice retelling at home.
Math - Last week we finished up place value to 100. This week we will be starting our money unit. Experience with money is key to success in this unit. Please talk about money, count money, and play games that involve money with your child at home. This will help their knowledge about money and reinforce skills that will be taught here at school. Our math websites page has many web-based resources to practice money skills: http://raines.weebly.com/math-websites.html.