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I hope that everyone is well and is staying warm!  In my older groups, we are doing a unit about Martin Luther King Jr.  We are discussing his life and the impact that he made.  We will be reading some of the books posted above and talk about our own dreams.  


Happy New Year and "Snowmen at Night"

 

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Hi Parents,

Happy New Year!  I hope that everyone had a fabulous break with family and friends!  We enjoyed a lot of rest, relaxation, and togetherness.  In honor of our recent snow days we are going to be starting a unit on "Snowment at Night".  It's such a fun and cute story about what snowmen do while we're sleeping.  As always, please call me or email me if you have any questions or concerns.  

 


Snow much fun!

Hi All,

 

I hope that everyone enjoyed our unexpected snowstorm and long weekend.  I know that we loved watching the snow fall and had a great time sledding for several days at my house.  I hope that everyone stayed safe and warm.  In speech, we are going to be wrapping up our "Polar Express" unit over the next week and doing some fun activities as we prepare for the holiday break.  I hope that everyone has a safe and fun holiday season shared with family and friends.  I will look forward to seeing everyone after the new year!  


Happy Holidays!

 

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We are starting a unit on the "Polar Express" to welcome the holiday season.  I absolutely love this book and so do my own children.  It is such a magical story.  We will be reading the book, answering comprehension questions, learning new vocabulary, sequencing and retelling the story, writing, discussing the main idea, describing elements from the story, identifying figurative language, inferencing, and working on grammar.  I hope everyone has a joy filled holiday season!

 


Happy Thanksgiving

 

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Hi parents,

Thanksgiving is almost here!  We are finishing up our Veteran's Day activities and are reading "Turkey Trouble" in several groups.  It's about a turkey that is trying to avoid being eaten on Thanksgiving so he uses various disguises to solve his problem.  The kids love this book!  We are also doing some Thanksgiving inferencing activities.  I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  

 

 


Veteran's Day

 

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We are learning about Veteran's Day over the next several weeks using some of the books and materials above.  We will be focusing on the meaning of Veteran's Day while expanding our vocabulary, working on listening comprehension, grammar, comparing/contrasting, predicting, and describing.  

 


Happy Halloween!

 

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Hi Parents,

I hope that everyone is having a happy fall!  I am continuing my unit on "Room on the Broom" with my younger students .  I have taken a picture of some of the materials we are using.  I get many of my materials on Teachers Pay Teachers including these from The Speech Attic.  We are working on sequencing, story retell, answering wh- and yes/no questions, following directions, describing, and synonyms, and antonyms.  Happy Halloween!  

 

 


Room on the Broom

 

 

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In several of my speech groups we are going to start a unit on "Room on the Broom".  I thought that this would be a fun way to welcome fall.  It is about a witch that is flying through the air when the wind blows away her hat, bow, and then her wand!  Three helpful characters find the missing items.  In return, they want to ride on the witch's broom.  That's when they run into trouble!  


Graphic Organizers

 

Hi Parents,

I love graphic organizers!  They are great at helping us visualize and shape our ideas.  We have been using Venn diagrams to work on comparing and contrasting elements from "The Giving Tree" over the past week.  The students compared and contrasted what the tree in the book gave to the boy versus what real trees give to us.  If your child has difficulty organizing his or her thoughts graphic organizers are always a great place to start, especially when doing writing assignments.  Have a great week!


"The Giving Tree"

 

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I hope that everyone had a fabulous Fall Break!  It was nice to have some time to rest and relax.  Several of my groups are reading "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.  The kids love this book!  It is a classic about love, kindness, and giving.  It is great for making inferences.