January 14th-18th Class News

Last Week: Last week was our first week back in 2019. We had a great week!


Phonics: We are beginning long vowel sounds and our special sound charts. The kids must learn their vowel rules and know how to do them.   They are written below here. Make sure they memorize them and know how to mark their vowels.

Short vowel rule: When there is one vowel in a word, it makes the short vowel sound and I put a smiley face on top.


Long vowel rule: When there are two vowels in a word, the first vowel says its name and the second vowel is silent. I put a stick on top the first and cross out the second.


Numbers: We are now writing our different number families. We are reviewing all our families. They should know and recognize numbers 1-100. The first digit is the father of the family which gives the family its name. We have started to learn how to count by 10s and introduced the dime. We are also adding 0, 1, and 2 to numbers 1-10.


Memory Verse: Q- “Quit you like men, be strong.”

1 Corinthians 16:13



January 16th– Report cards due back signed

January 21st– Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed (NO SCHOOL)



Don’t Forget: Last week I sent home our class snack schedule. Please do not forget to check the schedule every day. I will start sending home a big pink bag in your child’s school bag when it is their snack day. You can send the snack back in the big pink bag. It will also work as a reminder. I also ask you to check your child’s folder every day. This is how we communicate. I ask that you sign the boxes where it says parent’s signature, so I know you are checking their folders. Also sign the boxes next to the homework assignments on the behavior charts when the homework is completed. Make sure to subscribe to receive our class email on our school website. That way you are receiving the email and you will get a hard copy in your child’s folder. Report cards are due back this Wednesday. Please sign on back of report card where it says second quarter. Also, this week, we are starting reading groups. I am sending home Their first reader this week. Please put back in your child’s schoolbag when finished with homework because we will use them in class for reading groups. God bless!




Monday: Review “Q” memory verse. Do homework packet. Read “I Learn to Read” Book 1 pages 2-5.


Tuesday: Review “Q” memory verse. Do homework packet. . Read “I Learn to Read” Book 1 pages 5-7.


Thursday: Review “Q” memory verse. Do homework packet. . Read “I Learn to Read” Book 1 pages 6-7.





If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email me at esmith@vcagators.net. You may also send notes in your child’s folder.